Upcoming lectures in the Iowa City area

Jerusalem LectureI’ll be speaking giving a few talks in Iowa City over the next few weeks. All are welcome to attend.

March 28, 2014:  “Passover and the Eucharist: Investing New Meaning on the Jewish Meal” (Agudas Achim Congregation, Coralville, IA, 7:30 pm)

March 30, 2014:Passover and the Eucharist: Investing New Meaning on the Jewish Meal” (First Presbyterian Church, Iowa City, IA 11:30 am)

[The above two lectures are part of the 2014 Finn Lecture, which promotes Jewish-Christian dialogue in Iowa City.]

April 4, 2014:A Deluge of Flood Stories: Pre-canonical and Canonical Flood Stories” (Agudas Achim Congregation, Coralville, IA, 7:30 pm)

April 11, 2014:Shabbat Dinner Talk by Prof. Robert Cargill: Archaeological Dig Opportunity in Israel: University of Iowa Tel Azekah Summer Study Abroad Program” (Hillel Foundation, East Market Street, Iowa City, IA, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm)

April 18, 2013:A Deluge of Flood Stories: Noah and the Jewish Interpretative Tradition of the Flood” (Agudas Achim Congregation, Coralville, IA, 7:30 pm)

 

another reason to love the stanford band

in january of 2010, the jackwagons from westboro baptist church showed up at stanford university’s hillel house to protest. when the stanford band found out, they sprang into action. in a beautiful, non-violent counter-protest, the stanford band drowned out the idiots from westboro.

if you’ve never seen the stanford band, they are a scramble band, which means they rarely march in formation or dress identically. (think the very opposite of the usc trojan marching band.) they are usually on probation at stanford, but are famous for impromptu songs at bay-area parades and standing for causes in their own unique way.

anywho, kudos to the stanford scramble band for finding a way to bring something fun and beautiful to something as hateful as the westboro ‘church’.

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