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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.

Chatham Square Cemetery

The oldest of our extant cemeteries is known as the Chatham Square Cemetery.  It is located in Chinatown at 55 St. James Place.  The land was originally purchased in 1682 by Joseph Bueno de Mesquita. 

Uriah Phillips Levy

Uriah Phillips Levy, the first Jew to be promoted to Commodore in the United States Navy.