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Is the Constitution Judeo-Christian?

November 21, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


It is commonplace, particularly in discussions about religious liberty, to describe the Constitution as “Judeo-Christian” in its origins — but is this historically accurate? Professors Menachem Lorberbaum of Penn’s Katz Center and Tel Aviv University, Michael Moreland of Villanova’s Charles Widger School of Law, and Suzanne Last Stone of the Cardozo School of Law discuss the development and context of the Constitution to explore its relationship to the Jewish and Christian traditions. Michael Gerhardt, National Constitution Center scholar-in-residence, moderates.

This program is presented in partnership with the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where Lorberbaum is the Ellie and Herbert D. Katz Distinguished Fellow, and Stone and Gerhardt are affiliated scholars, for the 2016-2017 academic year, exploring Jewish political thought.

Registration: Registration is recommended for all programs. Call 215-409-6700, or reserve your seats here.

Seating: Seating begins one hour prior to program start time. Programs begin promptly, and latecomers may not be admitted.

Confirmation: Please note programs are subject to change; call the National Constitution Center at 215.409.6600, or check our website for updated information.

Parking: Parking will be available for $9 at the National Constitution Center parking garage, located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th streets, on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick up your discounted parking voucher at registration.


National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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