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MEDIA CONTACT:   Polly Burks
561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

FAU Presents Raddock Family Chair Lecture

            BOCA RATON, FL (January 9, 2009) – Florida Atlantic University will present a free public lecture entitled “Though the Messiah May Tarry: A Reflection of Redemption in Our Time” on Monday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Live Oak Pavilion on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. The lecture, which will be presented by David Patterson, Bornblum Chair of Excellence in Judaic Studies at the University of Memphis, is free and open to the public.

Patterson has taught courses on Israel, Jewish thought, Kabbalah, the Holocaust, Judaism, ethics, masterworks of philosophy and literature, Russian literature, and Jewish literature. He also serves as co-editor-in-chief for the Stephen S. Weinstein Series in Post-Holocaust Studies. A winner of the Koret Jewish Book Award, Patterson has published 30 books and more than 130 articles and book chapters on philosophy, literature, Judaism and Holocaust Studies.

The lecture is co-sponsored by Alan L. Berger, Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair in Holocaust Studies and director of the Center for the Study of Values and Violence after Auschwitz in FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, and the May Smith Lecture Series on Post-Holocaust Christian/Jewish Dialogue. No reservations are required for the lecture. Attendees should stop at the information booth on Glades Road for a one-day parking pass and directions. For further information, call 561-297-2979.

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