On Language and Culture: ‘Words We No Longer Use’
Dr. Ronald Sobel, Senior Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Emanu-El in New York City, will look at the relationship between language and culture in a talk at First Congregational Church in Manchester, Vt. at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7. His talk, entitled ‘Words We No Longer Use: A Study in Language and Culture,’ will explore how language has influenced culture and the way people relate to each other, from the Biblical period to the present day. Rabbi Sobel’s talk is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series, and is free and open to the public. The event is hosted by Mark Skinner Library.
Rabbi Sobel is a highly regarded scholar of classic philosophy, biblical tradition and contemporary social issues, and has also played a major role in fostering the dialogue of interfaith religions. Recently, he was named President of the Leo Baeck Institute, a New York City-based research library devoted to the study of the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry.
The First Wednesdays season for 2013-2014 in Manchester
concludes with ‘The Examined Life,’ featuring Susanne Claxton on Wednesday, June 4, which was originally scheduled for February 5 but postponed due to the weather. For more information, contact Mark Skinner Library at 802-362-2607 or [email protected]