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Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture

Founded in memory of Leo Baeck after his passing in 1956, the Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture is given each year by a leading scholar or public intellectual whose work touches on the history of German-speaking Jews. The lectures are available from the LBI Library and online via Internet Archive.

The Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture is endowed by Marianne C. Dreyfus and Family, the descendants of Rabbi Leo Baeck


Susannah Heschel

Eli Black Professorship of Jewish Studies, Dartmouth College

Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture No. 59
Boundary as Barrier, Boundary as Bridge. Jewish and Christian Historiography on Religious Origins in Nineteenth-Century Germany