A memorial event celebrating the legacy of Dr. Michael Wyschogrod will take place on Monday, Oct. 31st at 55 Lexington Ave in Manhattan. Program begins at 6pm.
A defender of Israel’s particularity, Michael Wyschogrod’s writings demonstrated a bold return to biblical sources on how G-d approaches the Jewish people.
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About Michael Wyschogrod
Born in Berlin in 1928, Michael Wyschogrod became a revolutionary Jewish thinker and an activist for Jewish-Christian dialogue. Educated as a child within the Orthodox yeshiva world, Wyschogrod studied philosophy at City College of New York. Influenced by Kierkegaard’s work, he found himself drawn into the study of Christian Theology and received a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1953.
His professional career included teaching philosophy at several CUNY colleges. He served as the head of the Philosophy Department at Baruch College of the City University of New York and was appointed Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Houston. His most famous academic works include: The Body of Faith, Parable and Story in Judaism and Christianity, and Abraham’s Promise: Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations.
September 28, 1928
Michael Jacob Wyschogrod is born in Berlin
Marries Edith Sarah Shurer
Enters faculty of Baruch College
“The Body of Faith – God in the People Israel” is published
Board of Directors
Rabbi Eugene Korn, Phd.
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