In 1263, the great rabbi Moses ben Nachman was forced to debate apostate friar Pablo Christiani in the court of King James of Spain. For four days they disputed the central issues that divide Judaism and Christianity. As a result of winning the debate and publishing his account, the rabbi was forced to leave the country. The BBC produced a wonderful stage version of this famous debate written by Hyam Maccoby. Rabbi Michael Skobac will present an introduction to this BBC film and will facilitate a discussion and Q&A session after the screening.
About Jews for Judaism
The Mission of Jews for Judaism is to strengthen and preserve Jewish identity through education and counseling that counteracts deceptive proselytising targeting Jews for conversion and promotes critical thinking.
Jews for Judaism is an international organization that provides a wide variety of counseling services, along with education, and outreach programs that enable Jews of all ages to rediscover and strengthen their Jewish heritage.
We are a positive resource, utilized and endorsed by all denominations of Judaism. Our warm and open-minded approach successfully reaches out to individuals who have been lured away from Judaism by other belief systems or through assimilation.