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B’nai Yeshurun to Host Rabbi Dr. Dovid Katz as Scholar-in-Residence

The adult education committee of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun is proud to host Rabbi Dr. Dovid Katz as the Joseph N. Muschel Scholar in Residence on Shabbat Parshat Mishpatim, February 5-6.

Rabbi Dr. Katz will speak at the Friday night oneg at 8 on “The Battle Between Gracia Mendes and Pope Paul IV in the 1550s.” He will speak again on Shabbat morning after Shacharit in the Old Main on “Cossacks and Jews, 1648-49” and a third time after Mincha* at 5:05 p.m. on “Beyond Yeshivish: R’ Yisrael Salanter, R’ Avraham Elya Kaplan and Thinking Out of the Box.”

Rabbi Dovid Katz is the rav of Cong. Beth Abraham of Baltimore. He is also a visiting professor (history) at The Johns Hopkins University (Dept. Near-Eastern Studies). A native of Baltimore, Rabbi Katz is a musmach of Yeshivas Ner Yisroel, ordained by the late Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchak Ruderman, and he learned many years in the Ner Israel Kollel. Rabbi Katz also has a BA and an MS from The Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD (History) from the University of Maryland College Park. Rabbi Katz was a contributing editor of the Artscroll Schottenstein Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, and he has published articles in the Journal of Halacha & Contemporary Society. He lectures widely on Jewish history and rabbinic literature. His annual winter lectures in Baltimore on Saturday nights on the history of the State of Israel draw over 400 people each week.

*Note: new time for Mincha: 4:45 pm

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