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Sunday, February 22 • 10:00am - 10:45am
A Jewish-Hindu Encounter: An Exploration of Similarities and Differences

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Jewish authors know little of Indian religions, and Indian books on religion typically think Judaism still includes the animal sacrifices of Leviticus's priestly religion. Neither side understands much about the other. I will explain some of the commonalities and differences between jnana and Torah study, karmakanda and Jewish ritual, along with meditation and the life of prayer and Kabbalah. For Hindus, Maimonides and Kabbalah are forms of Yoga—come and find out why!

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Alan Brill

Professor, Seton Hall University
Alan Brill is the Cooperman/Ross Endowed Chair at Seton Hall University, where he teaches Jewish Studies in the graduate program. Author of Thinking God: The Mysticism of Rabbi Zadok of Lublin, Judaism and Other Religions: Models Of Understanding, and Judaism and World Religions, Prof. Brill received his BA, MA, and Ordination from Yeshiva University and his PhD from the Department of Theology at Fordham University. Currently, he is... Read More →

Sunday February 22, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 114