Live from the 92nd Street Y satellite program returns to Vail |

Live from the 92nd Street Y satellite program returns to Vail

Daily staff reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comVail CO, Colorado
Special to the DailyRabbi David Wolpe

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado Does religion cause war and violence?Are science and religion at odds?What are the benefits of faith?Has faith become antiquated, illogical and dangerous?Tonight these questions will be addressed in the Live from New Yorks 92nd Street Y program at Vail Interfaith Chapel. One of todays leading voices of contemporary religion, Rabbi David Wolpe, will talk with acclaimed author Jonathan Safran Foer. The program will be broadcast live via satellite from New York at 6:15 p.m.Rabbi Wolpe will bring some opinions and light to these ideas. In his new book, Why Faith Matters, he looks at traditions of faith and the good they have done. His examination also reflects on the difficult questions faith cannot always answer, including the many instances when religions have resorted to violence. He will discuss his personal journey through life-threatening illness (he has undergone surgery for a brain tumor and chemotherapy for lymphoma), from the depths of darkness to the illuminating light of faith. The Live from New Yorks 92nd Street Y Programs are live satellite broadcasts from New York to our community. BNai Vail hosts the 92nd Street Y programs, all talks with powerful speakers on a variety of gripping national and global topics. The program is free to the community. I am thrilled that BNai Vail is bringing these enriching and important dialogues to our community, said Rabbi Deborah Rappaport.Wolpe is an author, public speaker and rabbi in Los Angeles, California. Named the No. 1 pulpit Rabbi in America by Newsweek in 2008, he is considered a leader of the conservative Jewish movement. Wolpe was named one of the 100 most influential people in Los Angeles by Los Angeles magazine. Author of six books Rabbi Wolpe is a regular contributor to several publications such as New York Jewish Week, the Jerusalem Post and Los Angeles Times. He is frequently featured in documentaries on Biblical topics produced by A&E Networks (A&E, Bio, History Channel and History Channel International). He has also appeared as a commentator on CNN and CBS This Morning.For more information about the event, call 970-477-2992.

What: Live from the 92nd Street Y satellite program with Rabbi David Wolpe and author Jonathan Safran FoerWhere: Vail Interfaith Chapel, VailWhen: Today, 6:15 p.m.Cost: Free. Suggested donation of $10. More information: Call 970-477-2992.

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