The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy presents:
Seminar Series: Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective
“Why The Jews?: The Reason for Antisemitism”
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
Rabbi, Lecturer, Author
Wednesday, April 23, 12:15 PM
Jerome Greene Hall, Case Lounge, 7th Floor
Columbia University Law School
435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
Seminars are open to the public.
About the speaker:
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin co-authored one of the most influential Jewish books published in the last thirty-five years, The Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism. The book was hailed by Hennan Wouk as “the intelligent skeptic’s guide to Judaism.” In 1997, his novel, An Eye for an Eye, became the basis for four episodes of David Kelley’s Emmy Award-winning ABC TV series, The Practice, and he has co-written three additional episodes of the program. He also co-wrote an episode of the TV series, Touched By An Angel, for Kirk Douglas, in which Mr. Douglas starred as a man who, after a lifetime of struggle with his faith, returns to God and Judaism. Telushkin was the co-writer with David Brandes and the Associate Producer of the 1991 film, The Quarrel. The film, an American Playhouse production, and the winner of the Santa Barbara Film Festival, was released theatrically throughout the United States. Rabbi Telushkin was ordained at Yeshiva University in New York, and pursued graduate studies in Jewish history at Columbia University. He resides in New York City with his wife, Dvorah Menashe Telushkin, and their four children. He lectures throughout the United States, serves as a Senior Associate of CLAL, on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Book Council, and as spiritual leader of the Synagogue for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles.