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Visiting Scholar In The Succah: David Moster

Following Evening Services | Sponsored by the Shearith Israel League

Thursday, October 17, 6:30PM


Etrog: How an Indo-Chinese Fruit Became a Jewish Symbol

Rabbi David Moster, one of the foremost etrog experts, explores what the archaeological evidence from the "paradise" garden at Ramat Rahel says about the history of the etrog and why the etrog appears so prominently in Jewish art from the Roman and Byzantine periods.

David Z. Moster, PhD and Rabbi, is the founder and director of the Institute of Biblical Culture and the author of Etrog: How a Chinese Fruit Became a Jewish Symbol. He received his PhD in Hebrew Bible from Bar-Ilan University, his MA in Ancient Israel from NYU, and an MA, and MS, and Semikha from Yeshiva University. David currently lives in Yonkers, NY with his wife and children.

Beth Olam Cemetery

Beth Olam Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens has provided for the burials of our congregation since 1851 and will continue to do so for many years to come.

Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

In 1776, several British soldiers desecrated two of Shearith Israel’s Torah scrolls.