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Dealing with 'Difficult' Prayers: Jewish Liturgy in an Age of Jewish-Christian Dialogue

May 28, 2015

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Ruth Langer, Professor of Jewish Studies and Associate Director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College, overviewed the history of Birkat Haminim, an ancient prayer that has been understood as anti-Christian for much of its history. Langer framed this issue in the context of recent traditionalist attempts to reinstate such prayers in the liturgy despite their polemical meanings in an unprecedented age of religious dialogue.

This program was co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.


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