THE ANNUAL JAY MICHAEL SWARTZ MEMORIAL LECTURE:
An evening with Michael Medved
AMERICAN JEWS AND CHRISTIAN EVANGELICALS: IRRECONCILABLE ENEMIES OR INEVITABLE ALLIES?
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 | 7:30pm | Pre-lecture dinner 6:15pm*
At the Glazier Jewish Center | 25 N State Street, Newtown
*Pre-lecture dinner with Michael Medved (includes lecture): Dinner 6:15pm $100
Michael Medved is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and best selling author. His daily show is heard by over 3.75 million people across the country. Born in Philadelphia, Michael won admission to Yale at age 16 as a National Merit Scholar. He majored in American History and graduated with honors, before attending Yale Law School, where his classmates included Bill and Hillary Clinton. Michael wrote his first bestseller at age 26 — “What Really Happened to the Class of ‘65?” — a skeptical reconsideration of the “counterculture” of the 1960’s that became a weekly TV series on NBC.
Many American Jews distrust and even fear the rise of the evangelical Christianity. They see this religious movement as a threat to the survival of Judaism in the United States and to the continuance of a society that values pluralism and religious liberty. On the other hand increasing numbers of American Jews view evangelicals as natural allies, not just when it comes to support of Israel, but on a range of social issues here in the U.S. In this provocative presentation, Michael Medved will explain where Jews and Christians already agree, and where they can never agree, in their participation in the ongoing battles shaping American society.