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Whose Law? Christians and Jews rethink the Pharisees

Hosted By: Jewish Studies at Fordham University, Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS), American Jewish Committee (AJC)

Throughout the centuries, in Christian writings and homilies, the Pharisees have been called legalistic, money-loving, self-righteous hypocrites. That definition has become a label applied to Jews in general as well as any persons or groups the speaker or writer despised. For Jews, however, the Pharisees are respected teachers of the past who are in some way the predecessors of all forms of modern Judaism.

Who were the Pharisees, really? And why does this question matter today?

Join this conversation about The Pharisees, an interdisciplinary and multifaith volume that seeks to contribute to finding the elusive truth, overcome untruths, and investigate approaches to the Pharisees.

Come and be part of the conversation with our speakers: Professor Amy-Jill Levine, Hartford International University for Religion and Peace. Professor Joseph Sievers, Pontifical Biblical Institute. Professor Shaye J. D. Cohen, Harvard University and Professor Angela Kim Harkins, Boston College.

This joint event of Fordham’s Institute on Religion, Law, and Lawyer’s Work and Jewish Theological Seminary is also supported by AJC – American Jewish Committee.

  • Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky, Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies – Moderator
  • Endy Moraes, IRLLW Director – Welcome remarks
  • Rabbi Noam Marans, AJC Director, Interreligious and Intergroup Relations – Welcome remarks

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