If Jesus was a Jew who preached about themes straight out of the Torah, why has his Jewishness been erased? It’s a question that has framed the life’s work of a Jewish feminist professor at a Christian divinity school who is on a personal quest to teach Christians how Jewish Jesus really was ... and how Jews can learn about Jewish history by reading the New Testament.
Dr. Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies and Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University. She is also Affiliated Professor, Woolf Institute: Centre for Jewish-Christian Relations, Cambridge.
Her books include The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus, Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi and The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and the Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us (with Douglas Knight). She has a bachelor of arts degree from Smith College, and master of arts and Ph.D. degrees from Duke University.
This event is presented in partnership with Temple Emanu-El, with a special introduction by Senior Pastor Scott Black Johnston and Rabbi Joshua Davidson. The Streicker Center is located at 10 E. 66th St. in Manhattan.
The event is free, but registration is required.