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31st Annual Brown-Lyons Lecture: And the Prophetic Message Lives on...



James Branch Cabell Library, lecture hall (room 303)
901 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA 23284


Dr. Jack D. Spiro's final Brown-Lyons lecture will be devoted to exploring the world of Judaism (and the world itself) through the lens of the Hebrew prophets—the enduring values they espoused, especially the commitment of their lives, in word and deed, to the inseparable bond between justice and compassion. The Hebrew prophets are the supreme teachers of values the Jewish people ever created and among the greatest our world has ever known. What made them so extraordinary? What does their message mean for us today? Let us count the ways as their message lives on...

Jack D. Spiro, D.H.L., Ed.D, concludes his remarkable series 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 because space is limited, registration is required. 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 11.


Registration is now closed.


The 31st 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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James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
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509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
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