April 2, 2014 by admin
March 6, 2014 by admin
In his essay in the Times of Israel, Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish asks the question, “Is peacemaking a Jewish thing?” and answers it by citing examples from the Torah of Reconciliation that support the claim.
Rabbi Lewis goes on to prove his thesis in chapter after chapter in the book, in which he brings amazing and creative interpretations – often for the first time in English — to enlighten each Torah portion of the week, throughout the year.
To read the full essay, click here »
February 3, 2014 by admin
On November 5, 2013, Rabbi Lewis spoke at Oregon State University about redeeming troubling sacred text. In his talk, he showed how through the centuries many of these passages have been moderated up and transformed through determined reinterpretation by eminent Jewish sages.
January 29, 2014 by admin
Rabbi Lewis is pleased to announce the following dates and locations of a book tour in Israel.
Monday, February 10, 2014
- 8 PM Fuchsberg Center
- Jerusalem (In English)
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 11 AM – 12:30 PM Tiferet Shalom Study Group Ramat Aviv
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
- 5 PM Cimbalista Jewish Study Center
- Tel Aviv University
Thursday, February 13, 2014
- 12:30- 2 PM Meeting with faculty
- Bar Ilan University
Shabbat, February 14-15, 2014
- Shabbat with Congregation Tiferet Shalom
- Ramat Aviv
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
- 12-1:15 PM Schechter Institute
- Jerusalem (In Hebrew)
Friday, February 21, 2014
- Noon – 2:30 PM
- International Mary of Nazareth Center
- Nazareth (In English)
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
- 12:30-2 PM Tel Chai Academic College- Room 2204, Campus East, Canada Building
- Kiryat Shmonah(In Hebrew)
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
- 5- 6:30 PM American Center, Keren Hayesod
- Jerusalem, Library
Wednesday & Thursday, March 5-6, 2014
- Two programs with Ron Kronish ICCI and American Cultural Center
- Details TBD
January 20, 2014 by admin
Rabbi Lewis was scholar-in-residence at Temple Sholom in Greenwich, Connecticut. Shalom TV, recorded the conversation with members of the synagogue and members of Greenwich Christ Church—the two communities form the Sholom Center for Interfaith Learning and Fellowship. It was co-founded in 2010 by Rabbi Mitch Hurvitz and Reverend Jim Lemler as part of the ongoing interfaith relationship between the two organizations.
In the lecture, Rabbi Lewis reviews the teaching and literature of the Hebrew Scriptures and the great sages of the Jewish tradition as they together have focused on the call to reconciliation as the very essence and nature of the walk of faith.
January 12, 2014 by admin
Thank you to Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish for his review on Huffington Post. As the founder and director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel, he has spent the past 22 years in peace-building through interreligious dialogue and education in Israel.
Here’s what he had to say about the book:
Rabbi Lewis’ introduction on Peacemaking in Jewish Tradition is the best article that I have ever read on the subject. It is thorough, well-documented and convincing. I would say that it is a “must read” for anyone who wants to know how deeply the search for peace and reconciliation is central in Judaism.
To read the full review, click here.
June 16, 2013 by admin
Here’s a photo from the book tour in Berkeley, CA.