- Location: Jean and Alexander Heard Library TN
- Room: The Poetry Room (612A)
- Contact: Elizabeth Flier
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 6153225029
- Website: https://as.vanderbilt.edu/jewishstudies/events/js-lecture-series-michael-a-meyer-jewish-scholarship-
- Audience: Free and Open to the Public
The Program in Jewish Studies lecture series kicks off the year with Michael A. Meyer from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion speaking on “Jewish Scholarship and Religious Commitment: The Example of Rabbi Leo Baeck.”
This talk will take place in the Central Library "Poetry Room" 612A5
Rabbi Leo Baeck is known as the heroic leader of German Jewry during the Nazi years. Less well known is how he balanced a twofold commitment to Jewish faith and to modern historical scholarship. The lecture will present Baeck as a significant voice in creating a form of Judaism that allowed for the critical evaluation of Jewish sources, even as it reached for the mystery of a transcendent, morally demanding God.
This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, the Max Kade Center for European and German Studies, and the Jean and Alexander Heard Library.