Interfaith Webinar (Nov 3, 2021): Moses, The Teacher
Moses, Jesus, and Muhammed are considered central figures in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam respectively. Despite the seeming similarity, the three religious traditions actually differ considerably in their understanding of the role and function of these key figures.
The Trialogues will explore their respective religious significance and their relevance for today.
The purpose of the trialogues is to explore both commonalities and differences between the three religious traditions.
Each webinar will include a presentation by our panelists, a discussion with the responders, and questions from the audience.
Part 1: Moses, The Teacher by Rabbi Elliot Dorff, Ph.D.
Rabbi Elliot Dorff, Ph.D. is a a prominent interfaith leader in the Jewish community and a past President of the Academy for Judaic, Christian, and Islamic Studies (2015 – 2017). Dr. Dorff is the Rector and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at American Jewish University where he has been directing the rabbinical and Masters programs since 1971.
He was ordained to the Rabbinate by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia University. He serves as the Chair of the Conservative Movement’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, and has also chaired several scholarly organizations.
In addition, Dr. Dorff has served on many boards and commissions related to medical ethics, including the Ethics committee at UCLA Medical Center, the Ethics Advisory Committee for the State of California on stem cell research, and the broader Social Impacts Committee for the Smithsonian Museum of Natural Science. He has published over 200 articles on Jewish thought, law, and ethics, as well as 14 books that he wrote and another 14 that he edited or co-edited.
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