Lecture speaker looks ahead a century for Judaism
“Judaism is hard,” and most authentically thrives only in community, posited Mark Oppenheimer, the popular journalist who was Thursday evening’s guest speaker for the annual Rabbi Max B. Wall Lecture at Saint Michael’s College. Oppenheimer is a writer/speaker/teacher with a reputation for being “eclectic, insightful and prolific,” according to his introducer, Herb Kessel of the College’s economic faculty. Speaking to about 75 people in the Dion Family Student Center Roy Room, Oppenheimer suggested with abundant humor, warmth and passion that 100 years from now, Judaism might find itself viewed in three basic categories that he explained to his audience.