Casual Conversation January 23, 2023 with Rabbi Greenstein

You are invited to join in a Casual Conversation sponsored by the Jewish Culture Group, and arranged by Group chair and classmate Bruce Alpert, with Rabbi Micah Greenstein, senior rabbi of Temple Israel in Memphis TN, to be held on Zoom on Monday, January 23, 2023, at 5 pm Eastern Time (US).
Our guest is Bruce’s Rabbi.  The topic chosen is:  “The Israel of today is NOT the Israel we knew."
The following column was written by Rabbi Greenstein and published in The Daily Memphian on Friday, December 23, 2022:

Casual Conversation with David Kertzer, Oct 9th, 2022

Brown Professor David I. Kertzer won a Pulitzer Prize for his book The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe (Random House 2014), and on June 7 his new book will be published: The Pope at War: The Secret History of Pius XII, Mussolini, and Hitler (Random House).   His new book is already (as of May 29) ranked as #90 of all books on

Casual Conversation May 24th, 2022 about Russia and Ukraine admin Sun, 05/01/2022 - 18:58

While Professor Caitlin Talmadge will have to be rescheduled, soon she and we hope, for her Casual Conversation about the geopolitics of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we have the privilege of Russian/Putin expert Professor Robert O.

Casual Conversation with Dr. Rebecca Jefferson March 14, 2022 admin Mon, 02/21/2022 - 19:27

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Casual Conversation December 6, 2021 with Charles Murray admin Thu, 11/11/2021 - 20:49

On Monday December 6 at 5 pm Eastern Standard Time, the Jewish Culture Group is sponsoring a discussion with Charles Murray about his writings on the Jewish people.  We have Tex Talmadge, a friend of Charles Murray to thank for obtaining his agreement to speak with us.

Jewish Culure Group discussion November 1, 2021 admin Sun, 10/10/2021 - 20:57

On Monday, November 1 at 4:00 pm Eastern (US) time, Hunter College Professor of Jewish and Hebrew Studies Leah Garrett will be our guest for a Casual Conversation sponsored by the Jewish Culture Group.  As always everyone is invited, and we suspect that many of you will want to hear about the incredible and inspiring stories she wrote about in her new book, X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II.  The stories of

October 18th: Jewish Culture Group discusses identity and assimilation admin Sat, 09/18/2021 - 21:02

On October 18 at 5 pm Eastern time, a new year kicks off for the Jewish Culture Group with a distinguished guest, Harry K. Danziger, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Israel of Memphis TN.  The topic is the ever-relevant issue of assimilation versus identity, for Jews as well as all other immigrants to America.  Here is a short biographical note on the Rabbi:

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