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A student who attended the Religion and the Challenge of Modernity conference at Grand Valley State University in Michigan earlier this month had this to say about Donniel Hartman’s presentation there:

Donniel Hartman, the first lecturer of the day at this conference, did a very good job not only presenting his thoughts, but introducing a theme that could be common in almost every religion. We all have our challenges with modernity, and it creates multiple identities. When we have these multiple identities, we tend to lose sight of who we really are. Years ago, if you referred to someone as Jewish, you knew everything you needed to know about them. Now-a-days this isn’t necessarily the case. People now have more complex identities. (more…)

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Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman, Shalom Hartman Institute Co-Director, will give the 2008-09 Dr. Fritz Bamberger Memorial Lecture at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City, Wednesday, December 10.

Donniel’s subject is: “The New Narratives of Modern Israel: The Role of the Living and the Role of the Dead.” A reception will be held at 5:30 pm; the lecture begins at 6:30 pm. Admission is free, but a photo ID is required. The location is HUC’s Brookdale Center, 1 W. 4 St.

For more information and to register, click here.

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