Penn's Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Presents Lecture on "Food, Fellowship and Foreigners"

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 23, 2007

WHO: David Freidenreich

Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

University of Pennsylvania 

WHAT: Lecture on "Food Fellowship and Foreigners: Who You Aren't

Supposed to Eat With and Why in Judaism, Christianity and Islam" 

WHEN: 8 p.m., Thursday, March 8, 2007 

WHERE: Uhr Library

Temple Beth Shalom

1901 Kresson Road

Cherry Hill, N.J.

David Freidenreich, a teaching fellow in the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at Penn, will explore the relationship between food restrictions and communal boundaries in the Jewish, Christian and Islamic traditions.  He holds a Ph.D. in religion from Columbia University and received his rabbinical ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary.

The lecture, part of the 2007 Penn Lectures in Judaic Studies, is free and open to the public.  Additional information is available from Elsie Stern at 215-238-1290, Ext. 507, or erstern@sas.upenn.edu.

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