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Last week First Things hosted a lecture by Gary A. Anderson on the topic “Is the Concept of Purgatory Jewish?”

Those who attended the talk—or anyone else in the New York City area—may be interested in his next lecture series at New York University titled ” Begetting Rabbinic Judaism: Moments of Religious Transformation in Second Temple Judaism .”

For more information about the lecture series and Professor Anderson, visit the The Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies .

Dr. Anderson will also be giving a lecture, I Give Therefore I am – The Meaning of Charity in Jewish and Christian Thought , on Monday, April 11 at the The Tikvah Center in New York. See here for more information.

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