Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sunday Mail: Dr. David Neiman

Letters From Dry Bones
Posting a cartoon every weekday leaves no room for me to simply share news, ideas, and other stuff with you. So welcome to 'Sunday Mail: Letters from Dry Bones', the new, once-a-week Dry Bones feature.

Letters From Dry Bones
Item One: A Friend:
Dr. David Neiman was a guy whom I'd bump into when he was in Israel visiting his daughter, a friend of mine. We'd sit at a sidewalk cafe in the bohemian-ish Shenkein neighborhood in Tel Aviv. Mostly we'd argue over the Bible, prophecy, and current events. He was a delight. It was only after his death that I discovered that the guy I loved to debate was a learned scholar and historian!!?!

He was the first Jewish scholar ever to be invited to teach in the theology department of a Catholic University, joining the faculty of Boston College in 1966. He went on to become the first Jewish theologian to be invited to teach at the Pontifical Gregorian University at the Vatican

Letters From Dry Bones
Item Two: For Hanukkah:
There are many stories and myths associated with Hanukkah...and lessons to be drawn ...and foods and rituals to enjoy, but how many of us are familiar with the actual historical events we mark at this time ?

One way to educate yourself is to sit in on one of the courses that my friend Dr. David Neiman gave. I did and thought you might enjoy it too.

Click here to listen to Dr. Neiman's 46 minute lecture on Hanukkah.

By the way, you can also find some of Dr.Neiman's YouTube videos at Dr.Neiman's videos

Happy Hanukkah!!

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