The Methodist Friends of Judaism invite you to join them for a talk on ‘Text, Myths and Pharisees, preaching without contempt’ taking place on Thursday 12 October 2023 from 7.30pm. This talk will take place online via Zoom.

If you would like to take part, please email Rev. Ann Lett before Tuesday 10 October at

About the speakers:

Dr Joseph Sievers, leading expert on the Pharisees, From 1991 until his retirement in 2023, he taught Jewish history and literature of the Hellenis­tic period at the Pontifical Biblical In­stitute in Rome, where he was a full Professor.

He has published several books, and numerous articles on Christian­Jewish relations. With Amy-Jill Lev­ine, he edited The Pharisees (Grand Rapids, Ml: Eerdmans, 2021).

Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers is part of the Rabbinic team at Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue. She has been actively engaged in Inter­faith work for 25 years, and continues to write and teach on interfaith rela­tions at Leo Baeck College, Queens Ecumenical Foundation and Ripon College. She is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 2’s Pause for Thought among others.

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