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Richard Freund, professor and director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, had speaking engagements in both North and South America during the month of May.
Most recently, he was in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he spoke at the Museo del Holocausto on Wednesday, May 22. Freund gave a lecture on “El Holocaust Oculto en Sobibor,” which focused on his archaeological work in uncovering the Nazi concentration camp at Sobibor in Poland. He also spoke at the Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano in Buenos Aires on “The 50th Anniversary of the Seminario and Conservative Judaism in Latin America” on Monday, May 20, and on “Modern Judaism and the Modern Rabbinate in Latin America” on Tuesday, May 21.
While in Buenos Aires, Freund gave a series of talks that were recorded for a new television program in Spanish for young people, entitled “Generation Y,” which will be broadcast in Fall 2013. His talks explored the impact of biblical archaeology on our understanding of history and discovery of new artifacts in Israel.
Freund also spoke about the impact of biblical archaeology to an audience of young people and their parents in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, May 8. At Stuart High School, he spoke about "the Ten Greatest Archaeological Discoveries of the Land of Israel."
In Canada, Freund gave a talk at the Jewish Community Center in Calgary about his most recent book, Digging Through History: Archaeology and Religion from Atlantis to the Holocaust (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012) on Sunday, May 5. He spoke at the University of Calgary on Monday, May 6, on a related topic: “Is there a Jewish Archaeology?”.