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30th Annual Brown-Lyons Lecture: Never to Die? The Jewish Vision of Immortality

Text Reads: Never to Die? The Jewish Vision of Immortality



W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
922 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA 23284


In the "catalog" of Jewish beliefs, the concepts of resurrection and immortality may be the least credible to the contemporary mind. But still there are those who accept them not only as acts of faith but as rational prospects. No one has proved or disproved life beyond death. But the idea persists, and the general conviction that death is not the end endures. One thing seems sure: The hope of eternal life crystallizes the teaching of Judaism about the divine worth and character of human personality.

Jack D. Spiro, D.H.L., Ed.D, continues his tradition of thought-provoking lectures on topics in the Jewish culture and faith with this year's Brown-Lyons Lecture. A public Q&A and reception will follow.

Doors open at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but please register. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please call Gregory Kimbrell, events and programs coordinator, at (804) 828-0593 prior to March 24.


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The 30th annual Brown-Lyons Lecture is sponsored by the Friends of VCU Libraries, the VCU Center for Judaic Studies, the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond, the Richmond Jewish Foundation and the Weinstein JCC.

About the Speaker

Jack D. Spiro holds the Harry Lyons Distinguished Chair in Judaic Culture at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also director of the VCU Center for Judaic Studies and editor of its online publication, Menorah Review. He has earned two doctorates from the Hebrew Union College and the University of Virginia. He has authored, co-authored or edited over 30 books and written numerous articles.

Image: Dr. Jack Spiro, by Joe Mahoney


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