Gather Chapel - Dr. Judith Rood

About Dr. Judith Rood

Join Dr. Judith Rood as she recounts the story of Teresa Benedicta Edith Stein living during the hardships of Nazi Germany and the persecution of the Jewish people.

Judith Mendelsohn Rood received her Ph.D. in Modern Middle Eastern History from the University of Chicago and her M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University. She earned her B.A. at New College, an experimental liberal arts college modeled on the Oxford University curriculum, and did undergraduate and graduate work at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Rood was the first woman ever permitted to undertake research in the Islamic Archives in Jerusalem, and was the first American since 1967 to do so. Her specialization is the Muslim community in Jerusalem during the Ottoman period. She is especially interested in the relations of Muslims, Christians, and Jews from an historical perspective. Currently she is working on writing a history of world civilizations. Dr. Rood loves the arts, hiking, swimming, and good conversation.

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Speaker: Dr. Judith Rood
Chapel Date: Wednesday September 30, 2015
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