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Dr. Moshe Halbertal to Speak at Marist's 36th Annual Effron Lecture 

POUGHKEEPSIEDr. Moshe Halbertal will speak “On Needs, Giving, and Dignity: A Talmudic Perspective” at the 36th Annual William and Sadie Effron Lecture in Jewish Studies at Marist on Tuesday, October 23 at 7 p.m. in the Nelly Goletti Theatre on the third floor of the college’s Student Center. The event is free and open to the public. 

Dr. Moshe Halbertal

 Dr. Halbertal is the Gruss Professor of Law at New York University and Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Widely regarded as one of the most important and stimulating figures in contemporary Jewish thought, Dr. Halbertal is a scholar, philosopher, and ethicist who has emerged as a leading Israeli voice in current discussions of both military ethics and the Jewish identity of the state.

An award-winning author, Dr. Halbertal has written major scholarly works on the Talmud and Jewish legal traditions, including “Idolatry” (with Avishai Margalit), “People of the Book: Canon, Meaning, and Authority,” both published by Harvard, and “Concealment and Revelation: Esotericism in Jewish Tradition and Its Philosophical Implications,” published by Princeton.

In his lecture, Dr. Halbertal will share his unique perspective as a scholar and ethicist, his knowledge of the long history of Jewish thinking about ethics and his insights into what this tradition has to teach us today in a world as much in need of such wisdom as ever.

The Effrons are longtime civic and cultural leaders in the Poughkeepsie community.  The lecture series was established in 1976 to raise awareness at Marist and in the community of Jewish history, culture, and current affairs.  

For further information, call the Marist College Office of Media Relations at (845) 575-3174.