As we are restarting the annual Torah reading cycle, Dr. Ari Ackerman, outgoing Dean, and Senior Lecturer in Jewish Thought at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, looks at the big picture and asks:
“Can Judaism and Christianity cooperate, or is there an unbridgeable gap between these two religions?”He explores Abraham Yehoshua Heschel’s view of interfaith dialogue. Does today’s secular society bring two great Abrahamic religions closer, or does it drive them further apart?
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Ari Ackerman is the (David) Golinkin Professor of TALI Jewish Education at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies and a lecturer where he teaches courses in the areas of Jewish philosophy and education. He received his PhD in Jewish thought from Hebrew University. His most recent book is a critical edition of the sermons of Zerahia Halevi Saladin (Beer Sheva University Press, 2013). Dr. Ackerman is currently working on a monograph on creation and codification in the philosophy of Hasdai Crescas.