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Famous rabbi to speak

Date(s): 1/24/2014

8 p.m.

Tallahassee
For Release: Jan. 21, 2014
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> Mike Abrams
> Professor of Journalism
> Florida A&M University
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> Cell 294 2065
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> A prominent Atlanta rabbi, Sholom Lewis, whose sermon on Jewish-Moslem
> relations which was called the Sermon of the Century and went viral on the
> Internet, will speak at synagogue Shomrei Torah on Friday Jan. 24 Saturday Jan
> 25 services.
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> Sholom Lewis will speak on interpreting religious rules in modern society as
> well as other subjects.
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> In 2009 Rabbi Lewis successfully sued the State of Georgia, overturning a
> long-standing law deemed a violation of church-state separation.  The new
> legislation, redefining the state’s involvement in the enforcement of kosher
> laws, has become a model across the country.
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> Lewis, who is outspoken on many topics, is a graduate of the Jewish
> Theological Seminary and has been spiritual leader of Congregation Etz Chaim
> in Marietta, Ga., since 1977, the longest tenure for a rabbi in the Southeast.
> He comes from a long, distinguished line of rabbis going back many generations
> to Poland and Lithuania.
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>  He will speak during services Friday night which begin at 8 p.m. And during
> Saturday services which begin at 9:30 a.m..
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> Three weekends of Jewish Immersion are planned for January 24-26, February
> 21-23 and March 28-29, 2014 with three different rabbis. F
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> The synagogue is located on Kerry Forest Parkway.
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Mike Abrams
294 2065 cell

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