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Sunday, February 17 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
A Talmudic Glimpse at Early Jewish-Christian Polemics

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In the past two millennia, both Jews and Christians have labored to establish themselves as distinct and separate religions. Nowhere is this felt more potently than in the character of Jesus. Is he God, Messiah, sorcerer, or false prophet? Before Christianity there was Jesus, a religious Jew with committed Jewish followers. Together we will study a censored Rabbinic passage and explore a small piece of the early Jewish-Christian tensions that arose in the first years following Jesus' death.

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Rori Picker Neiss

Rori Picker Neiss is a student at Yeshivat Maharat and serves as the rabbinic intern at Beit Chaverim Synagogue of Westport/Norwalk and the Hillels at NYU and CUNY Hunter College. Rori is the North American Representative to the Religions for Peace Global Youth Network, a member of the board of the Young Leadership Council of the International Council of Christians and Jews, and co-editor of InterActive Faith: The Essential Interreligious... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2013 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Trenton concourse level