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Weekly Torah Readings
Join Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D. (Orthodox) for the Lehrhaus on "Scripture in Light of Dynamics of Proto Massorah" on Monday afternoons at 2:45 pm in the Oesterreicher Suite on the fourth floor of the Walsh Library at Seton Hall
The Lehrhaus, or Study Hall, is a weekly reflection on the Torah portion for the preceding Sabbath based on a Massoretic approach to sacred text. The Lehrhaus is open to the public, is free of charge and will meet from February 4 through May 6, 2013, excluding March 4-9 (Spring Break) and March 25 - April 2 (Passover).
Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D. has been a full Professor at Seton Hall University since 1975 when, in response to the Second Vatican Council, he helped found the Graduate Program in Jewish-Christian Studies and assisted in developing the program's unique curriculum, which serves as a model for eliminating prejudice through understanding. A disciple of Rabbi Joseph Ber Soloveitchik, Rabbi Finkel received his rabbinical ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary at Yeshiva University and earned his Ph.D. from Tübingen University (Germany). Before joining Seton Hall, he was an Assistant Professor at Tübingen University (1962-1966) and an Associate Professor at New York University (1966-1973).
For more information, please contact the Director of the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Stuides, Lawrence E. Frizzell, at Lawrence.Frizzell@shu.edu or (973) 761-9751.
More About Seton Hall University
Seton Hall is a four-year Catholic University. Its law school is located in Newark, but the main campus is in South Orange. It was founded in 1856. Average class size is 25. Ninety percent of students receive financial aid and 72 percent get it directly from the university.
The five-year graduation rate is 60 percent; the four-year rate is 49 percent for freshmen entering in 2003.
The average incoming freshman had a GPA of 3.0-3.5 and scored 1600-1700 on the SAT or 23-25 on the ACT. There are 4,500 graduate students enrolled. On a national level, the university is best known for its men's basketball program; the Pirates advanced to the final game of the NCAA tournament in 1989. But Seton Hall also made headlines for a tragic dormitory fire in 2000 in Boland Hall that killed three students.