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News Highlights Miller Center Hosts Event Celebrating New Book By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

By Marilyn Stern
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Rev. Tom Reid, associate director of the Miller Center

I was so moved by Rabbi Waskow’s deep knowledge of my tradition—Christianity—and the gift he offered us by contextualizing Jesus’ teachings in the world of rabbinic thought and culture. It reminded me that despite the historic, often acrimonious, divisions between Jews and Christians, we can help one another gain a broader understanding of our religious traditions and create new pathways for mutually-enriching engagement today.

For the past 50 years, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, PhD., founder and executive director of the Shalom Center, has shared his prophetic vision in some 28 books and countless articles and blog posts. He burst onto the Jewish scene in 1969 with the now-iconic Freedom Seder, bringing the liberative message of this ancient biblical festival to bear on modern American political life. Since that time, Waskow has grown to become a leading contemporary religious voice for justice and peace, working tirelessly in coalition with thousands of people from different walks of life.

The Miller Center of Hebrew College was honored to host Waskow for a public event on September 8, 2022, focusing on his 2020 book, Dancing in God’s Earthquake: The Coming Transformation of Religion. Miller Center Director Rabbi Or Rose interviewed Waskow and engaged with him in dialogue. A small group of in-person guests and over 100 Zoom participants gathered for this intergenerational discussion.

To purchase a copy of Waskow’s book Dancing in God’s Earthquake: The Coming Transformation of Religion, click here.

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