judaism http://wkms.org en Rabbi Pamela Barmash on Finding Religious Commonalities http://wkms.org/post/rabbi-pamela-barmash-finding-religious-commonalities <p>Degrees from Yale, the Jewish Theological Seminary and Harvard are Rabbi Pamela Barmash's&nbsp;academic credentials as a professor of Hebrew Bible at Washington University in St. Louis. Barmash speaks at 4 PM Thursday, February 27 in Freed Curd Auditorium for the 2014 Social Work Lecture Series. She was a fellow at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. She is on the Committee of Jewish Law and Standards for Conservative Judaism and has served as Rabbi for a Massachusetts Temple. Kate Lochte speaks with Rabbi Barmash ahead of her presentation.</p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:38:58 +0000 Kate Lochte 38915 at http://wkms.org Rabbi Pamela Barmash on Finding Religious Commonalities A Conversation with Dr. Jonathan Sarna, Author of When General Grant Expelled the Jews http://wkms.org/post/conversation-dr-jonathan-sarna-author-when-general-grant-expelled-jews <p>Conflict and uncertainty can make life difficult for minorities in the United States.&nbsp; As we&rsquo;ve seen, events of the last decade have led some to be suspicious of American Moslems.&nbsp; This isn&rsquo;t new in our history.&nbsp; During the U.S. Civil War, it was Jewish Americans who came under suspicion.&nbsp; Adding to existing prejudices were broad accusations of trading with Confederates and undermining the Union.&nbsp; Things came to a head in December 1862 when U.S. Major General, and future President, Ulysses S. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 14:27:04 +0000 Todd Hatton 17273 at http://wkms.org A Conversation with Dr. Jonathan Sarna, Author of When General Grant Expelled the Jews