Visiting scholar to discuss religions’ stake in Jerusalem, Oct. 2

Dr. Raphael Jospe, a professor of Jewish philosophy at Ariel University in the West Bank, comes to Saint Joseph’s College on October 2 to present his lecture, “The Significance of Jerusalem in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.”

Dr. Jospe will explore Jerusalem’s significance for the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths, and whether or not their claims to the city can be reconciled. A contentious, complex and volatile issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Jerusalem arouses deep emotions from all sides of the debate.

Dr. Jospe received his Ph.D from Brandeis University, and he is the author of eight books on Jewish philosophy. He lives in Jerusalem and is a major in the Israel Defense Forces Reserves.

Free and open to the public, the October 2 presentation is the first in the 2013-2014 Cultural Affairs Series. It begins at 7 p.m. in the Viola George Auditorium, Harold Alfond Hall, on Saint Joseph’s campus in Standish. Light refreshments will be available. For more information about the presentation, contact Dr. Michael Connolly at 207-893-7939.

September 27, 2013
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