Monday, September 10, 2007

YU Professor Assumes New Interfaith Post

From the Jewish Standard (link):

TEANECK – As township resident Alan Brill takes his post as Seton Hall University’s new point man for the betterment of Jewish-Catholic relations, a question begs to be asked: But is it good for the Jews?

Of course, says Brill, a 46-year-old Orthodox rabbi with a doctorate in Jewish mysticism from another Catholic institution, the Jesuit-run Fordham University. "This is important because the definition of ‘Jewish community’ should not be just inwardly focused," he says, adding that interfaith outreach "is a major way to define Judaism in a broader, outwardly expansive way and show how we can contribute and what we can do."

Continued here.

Dr. Alan Brill is listed on the Yeshiva University website as an Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies (link) and is very popular among students (link).

Please do not assume that I view this as either a positive or negative development. I have no opinion on the matter. I just think that it is one of public interest.

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