When the Babylonian Empire conquered the Kingdom of Judah in the sixth century BCE, they destroyed the capital city, razed the temple, and scattered the people.
In the first century of the common era, the Romans conquered Jerusalem, destroyed the second temple, and exiled many from their homeland. In the face of crisis, the rabbis narrated stories of their peoples' past as a way to provide solace.
There is a growing challenge of large numbers of older adults maintaining independence and living satisfying lives in spite of frailty as they reach very old age. Jeffrey adn Eva Kahana will offer personal, legal, social and policy perspectives on meeting late life challenges posed by disability.
Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions of mysticism differ from each other, while also sharing common ground. We will explore their development, as well as the way in which they each address the essential spiritual and existential issues: Why are we here? What created us? For what purpose, if any? How can we know what He/She/It wants of us?
This talk considers the visual vocabularies of the three Abrahamic faiths. Judaism, Christianity and Islam all adopted symbols that were used in the pagan art that predated them. But each reinterpreted the meanings and forms to express their particular understanding of the relationship between divinity and humanity. We will explore representa