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The 2014 Eugene McDermott Lecture

To Heal A Fractured World: The Challenge to Faith in the 21st Century

One of Judaism’s most distinctive and challenging ideas is its ethics of responsibility, the idea that God invites us to become, in the rabbinic phrase, his ‘partners in creation’. What does this mean for people of all faiths in the 21st century? How can we each make our contribution to heal this fractured world?

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

In 1974, the University of Dallas established the Eugene McDermott Lectureship, an endowed lecture series created in honor of Eugene McDermott, the late scientist, businessman, civic leader, and philanthropist. Each year the Lectureship brings to Dallas one of the world’s foremost visionaries. Speakers have included Jacques Barzun, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Mortimer Adler, Leon Kass, Paul Goldberger, Derek Walcott, Francis Fukuyama, and Maya Lin.

The 2014 McDermott Lecturer is Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth 1991-2013. He has been called one of the greatest Jewish scholars of our time. In his writing and speaking he has conducted a lifelong quest to bridge Torah and secular wisdom.

Thursday, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, May 1st.
Doors open at 6:15 PM.
The event is to be held at the Dallas City Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District.

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