Title: Academy for Jewish Religion, California
Location: Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life at UCLA, 574 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
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Description: The ACADEMY FOR JEWISH RELIGION, CALIFORNIA
invites the public to join us for a special program on
Rabbi Milton Steinberg’s book The Prophet’s Wife
“The greatest voice of the American pulpit reaches out to us from the past.
The discovery of a new work by Milton Steinberg is a gripping and wondrous event.”
— Rabbi David J. Wolpe, author of Why Faith Matters and Floating Takes Faith
A discussion with
Rabbi Daniel Bouskila, Director of the Sephardic Educational Center
and AJRCA Professor of Talmud
Rabbi Naomi Levy, Acclaimed author and spiritual leader of Nashuva,
a groundbreaking Jewish outreach congregation
Moderated by Monica Osborne, PhD
The late Milton Steinberg z”l is the author of As a Driven Leaf, first published in 1939 and still regarded as a major influence on contemporary Jewish life and thought. Steinberg died in 1950 while working on The Prophet’s Wife, which is now in print for the first time. Set against a backdrop of unrest in ancient Israel, the book is a stirring portrait of the biblical prophet Hosea, his passionate and free-spirited wife Gomer, and a people seduced by the lures of power and idolatry to betray their faith. Left unfinished by his death at age 46, the 440-page typewritten manuscript sat in the American Jewish Historical Society archives for over forty years before Behrman House began the process of finishing the work. Through trial and tribulation, it was artfully developed into an artistic and intellectual collaboration between Steinberg and a triumvirate of important contemporary writers—Rabbi Harold S. Kushner, Ari L. Goldman and Norma Rosen.
Sunday, January 9, 2011, 5:00 pm*
Academy for Jewish Religion, California
Spiegel Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life at UCLA
574 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
There is no charge for this event.
*Please arrive early in order to park as we will start promptly at 5 pm.
Parking is available at UCLA Lot #2 (corner of Hilgard and Westholme).
Parking fee: $10
Start Time: 05:00