Hall Center For The Humanities


Dead Sea Scrolls
Morris B. Margolies
scholar-curator of the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit, Kansas City

"Judaism & Christianity in the Dead Sea Scrolls"
Special Events

Wed., Oct. 11, 2006, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union
*Reception to follow

Sections of the Dead Sea Scrolls will be displayed at Union Station, Kansas City, between February 8 and May 13, 2007, their only Midwest stop on the present tour. The scrolls on display in Kansas City, which date back more than two millennia, are among those found in caves in the Judean desert. They give insight into the development of Judaism and Christianity. There will be replicas of four other scrolls, and more than 100 related artifacts, including pottery and coins. The exhibit is supported by a grant from the Hall Family Foundation.

The scholar-curator for the exhibit is Rabbi Morris Margolies of Beth Shalom Congregation of Kansas City, Missouri, and a former professor of Jewish history at KU. ?You can?t put a price on these scrolls, that?s how precious they are,? said Margolies (Kansas City Star, June 6, 2006).

Rabbi Margolies was ordained by Yeshiva University, and holds a master?s degree from the University of Chicago and a doctorate in Jewish history from Columbia University. He is the author of The Jew of the Century (1965); Gathering of Angels: Angels in Jewish Life and Literature (1999); and Twenty/Twenty: Jewish Visionaries through Two Thousand Years (2000). His major scholarly work is Samuel David Luzzatto, traditionalist scholar, published in 1979.
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