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The Apostle Paul: A First-Century Reform Jew?
May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Rabbi Joshua Garroway, Ph.D., Sol and Arlene Bronstein Professor of Judaeo-Christian Studies, Professor of Early Christianity and Second Commonwealth, HUC/Los Angeles
Paul’s disparagement of the Torah and his conferral of the Abrahamic covenant on Gentiles have earned him the reputation among Jews as a perfidious huckster who abandoned Judaism to create another religion. Is it possible we’ve been too hard on Paul? Might modern Jews come to see him as a loyal Jew – indeed a Jew much like ourselves?