Lucy S. Dawidowicz Lecture: Are Pit Bulls Dangerous? with Beth Berkowitz, PhD

February 4, 2021, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Lucy S. Dawidowicz Lecture

Are Pit Bulls Dangerous? Reflecting on Rabbinic Constructions of Risk, with Beth Berkowitz, PhD

Thursday, Feb. 4, 7:30 pm

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In this year’s lecture, Prof. Beth Berkowitz, Professor and Ingeborg Rennert Chair of Jewish Studies at Barnard College, will explore the interaction of Jewish thought and animality, and illuminate what complex and evolving attitudes towards animals can teach us about ourselves. She will highlight rabbinic notions of dangerous animals and accompanying risk that reflect varying approaches to the world around us.

Our annual Lucy S. Dawidowicz Lecture is named in honor of our former congregant, who was perhaps the preeminent historian of the Holocaust.