Sun, Jan 23 | Zoom Webinar
The Sacrifice of Isaac (Genesis 22) with Rabbi Mark S. Diamond | Come, Follow Me Interfaith Conversations
Time & Location
Jan 23, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST
About the Event
The John A. Widtsoe Foundation is deeply committed to elevating dialogue between members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other religious communities. This year’s Church-wide study of the Old Testament presents a unique opportunity for members to better understand and learn from our Jewish neighbors, who have engaged with these scriptures for thousands of years. Each month, Widtsoe Foundation Director Dr. Jacob Rennaker will host a live online conversation and Q&A with a leader or scholar from the Jewish community about an upcoming topic from the Church’s Come, Follow Me curriculum. This series will serve to educate Latter-day Saints about the rich history of Jewish scriptural interpretation and application, while at the same time modeling meaningful interfaith conversations and empowering Latter-day Saints to do the same in their own communities. Those who attend the live event will have an opportunity to submit questions to our conversation partners. These events will also be made available on The Widtsoe Foundation YouTube Channel and podcast within one week of the live event.
For this live event, we’ll talk about the Sacrifice of Isaac (Genesis 22) from a Jewish perspective with special guest Rabbi Mark S. Diamond. Rabbi Diamond is a senior lecturer in Jewish Studies at Loyola Marymount University, where he teaches interfaith relations, Jewish thought, and Israel studies. Along with Professor Andrew Reed (BYU), he recently co-edited the book Understanding Covenants and Communities: Jews and Latter-day Saints in Dialogue. He is also a past president of the Los Angeles Council of Religious Leaders and has led study tours of judicatory officials, clergy, diplomats and community leaders, including a mission to the Vatican and Jerusalem highlighted by an audience with Pope Benedict XVI.