Rabbi Gustav Buchdahl
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Rd, Columbia
Detective stories deal with the interplay between good and evil. Their readers fantasize about power and its absence, justice and its absence, mercy and its price. Fiction in general, crime and detective fiction in particular, is a mirror of the real world. The protagonists in Jewish crime and detective fiction reflect both historical realities and, more importantly, how Jews are imagined and how they imagine themselves. Rabbi Gustav Buchdahl is the Emanuel Emeritus rabbi at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. He served Temple Emanuel of Baltimore from 1963 - 2000. He has taught Judaic Studies at UMBC and Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University). Aside from his rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati he has also earned an MLA degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the New York branch of his rabbinic alma mater.
Non-member guests are welcome to enroll in class for a fee of $15.