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Jewish Studies Program


2005 Solomon-Tenenbaum Lectureship

Solomon-Tenenbaum Lecture 2005


Guest Lecturer

Thomas Cahill

author of the best-selling "The Hinges of History" series

 

Nov. 15
Lecture
"THE GIFTS OF THE JEWS" 
8 p.m. 
USC Law School Auditorium

Nov. 16
Symposium
"JEWS, CHRISTIANS, AND GOD'S WORD:
A Common Heritage of Prayer and Action"
Panelists: Rabbi Ephraim Rubinger and Dr. Sheila Elliott
3 p.m. 
USC Law School Auditorium

Cahill is known for his ability to make broad and complex histories accessible and engaging. His books are consistently ranked among the top five on the New York Times Bestseller List and have been translated in more than a dozen languages.

His series includes "How the Irish Saved Civilization: the Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe" (1995), "The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels"(1998), "Desire of the Everlasting Hills: The World Before and After Jesus" (1999), and "Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter" (2003).