Ethics and the Imitation of God:


?Jewish and Christian reflections on Leviticus, chapter 19”

A conversation between:
Rabbi Fred Morgan and Professor Mark Brett
Monday 9 August,
at Temple Beth Israel 82 Alma Road St. Kilda 3182

Some of the photos from the CCJ (Vic) evening with Rabbi Fred Morgan from Temple Beth Israel and Dr Mark Brett from the Melbourne College of Divinity. Exploring the Jewish and Christian views of Leviticus 19. A very well attended evening. In the photo Rabbi Morgan and Dr Brett. The others are showing some of the breakaway groups involved in scholarly debate.

Rabbi Fred Morgan is Senior Rabbi at Temple Beth Israel. He received his rabbinic training at the Leo Baeck College in London and served a progressive Jewish community in Northwest Surrey in the UK for 14 years prior to coming to Temple Beth Israel seven years ago. He has been teaching Jewish literature and thought at secondary and tertiary levels in both the UK and Australia, including the Melton Adult Jewish Mini-School in Melbourne. He is immediate past Chairman of the Council of Progressive Rabbis of Australasia, and has long been associated with the Council for Christians and Jews, currently serving as a President of the CCJ-Victoria.

Dr Mark Brett is Professor of Hebrew Bible at Whitley College, within the Melbourne College of Divinity. He is author of Biblical Criticism in Crisis? (Cambridge 1991) and Genesis: Procreation and the Politics of Identity (Routledge 2000), and editor of Ethnicity and the Bible (Brill 1996/2002). His most recent scholarly articles have focussed on the indigenous origins of Israel and postcolonial biblical studies. He is a deacon at the Collins Street Baptist Church.