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Past EventsSunday, February 27

Jesus and the Jews

Susannah Heschel
Miri Rubin
David Cesarani

Why is Jesus the source of fascination in modern Jewish thought? How has Christianity changed Jewish practice and how did Judaism shape the medieval imagination?

We discovered the Jews who insisted on Jesus’ Jewish-ness, the movement to identify Jesus as an Aryan, and how an examination of the Virgin Mary can offer a glimpse into the links and catastrophic breaks between the Abrahamic faiths.

Professors Susannah Heschel and Miri Rubin, two leading scholars in the field offered fresh and enlightening perspectives on the history of Jewish-Christian relations.

Susannah Heschel is Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. The recipient of many fellowships and awards, her scholarship encompasses feminism as well as religion.

Miri Rubin is Professor of Early Modern History at Queen Mary’s, London. She has written extensively on social and religious history Her latest book is Mother of God: A History of the Virgin Mary.

David Cesarani is Research Professor of History at Royal Holloway, University of London. He advised the Home Office unit responsible for Holocaust Memorial Day and has been Director of the AHRC Parkes Centre, part of the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations. He has written widely on Jewish history. His publications includeEichmann: his Life and Crimes and Major Farran's Hat

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