Rev Rav Video Series
Nick Carter, President of Andover Newton Theological School, and Daniel Lehmann, President of Hebrew College, meet every week for study and discussion of the Bible and issues of inter-religious leadership. “The Rev and The Rav” is a series that invites the public to join them as they explore with each other the landscapes of religious life in a pluralistic world.
Pentecost (uploaded May 16, 2013 | )
Rev. Carter and Rabbi Lehmann discuss the commonalities between the Christian season of Pentecost and the Jewish season of Shavuot. 14 minutes, 38 seconds.
Marathon Interfaith Service (uploaded April 23, 2013 | )
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent police manhunt, Rev. Carter and Rabbi Lehmann discuss the challenges involved in creating interfaith services of community mourning. 16 minutes, 42 seconds.
Holocaust (uploaded April 9, 2013 | )
Rabbi Lehmann and Rev. Carter discuss Yom HaShoah, a day of mourning the lives lost in the Holocaust and celebrating the heroism of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, and explore how Christian churches might memorialize the Holocaust. 15 minutes, 35 seconds.
Passover and Easter (uploaded March 12, 2013 | )
Rev. Carter and Rabbi Lehmann discuss the origins of the Jewish festival of Passover and its significance to the Christian celebration of Easter. 10 minutes, 45 seconds.
Papal resignation (uploaded March 5, 2013 | )
Pope Benedict XVI surprised the world when he announced his plans to resign the papacy, a move that the Vatican had not seen in centuries. Rev. Carter and Rabbi Lehmann discuss what this might mean for the future, as well as the ways Christian and Jewish religious authority is structured. 12 minutes, 54 seconds.
Lent (uploaded Feb. 14, 2013 | )
On Shrove Tuesday, Rev. Carter and Rabbi Lehmann discuss the upcoming Christian season of Lent and the role sacrifice plays in both of their faith traditions, including the Jewish holy day Yom Kippur. 14 minutes, 43 seconds.
Obama and King (uploaded Jan. 23, 2013 | )
Presidents Carter and Lehmann examine President Obama's second inaugural address, comparing and contrasting it with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech. 13 minutes, 43 seconds.
Interfaith (posted Jan. 16, 2013 | 5 Sh’vat 5773)
Rev. Carter and Rabbi Lehmann engage in an inter-religious dialogue ABOUT inter-religious dialogue, in the house of worship, in the classroom, and on the streets where we live. They discuss the challenges, rewards, and goals of such discussion, and the particular — sometimes tense — relationship between Judaism and Christianity. 15 minutes, 54 seconds.
Messiah (posted Dec. 12, 2012 | 28 Kislev 5773)
In the Christian season of Advent and the week of Hanukkah, Rev. Carter and Rabbi Lehmann discuss the concept of the Messiah in Judaism and Christianity: How did Christians come to see Jesus as filling this role, while Jesus’ fellow Jews largely did not? 15 minutes, 30 seconds.
Advent (posted Nov. 21, 2012 | 7 Kislev 5773)
Rev. Carter and Rabbi Lehmann discuss the rituals of the Christian season of Advent and the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, and the importance of candles and light in the celebrations of both religions. 13 minutes, 7 seconds.
Politics (posted Nov. 7, 2012 | 22 Cheshvan 5773)
On Election Day 2012, Rev. Carter and Rabbi Lehmann discuss the role of religion in public life in both the United States and in Israel. 14 minutes, 30 seconds.
Biography (posted Nov. 6, 2012 | 21 Cheshvan 5773)
Learn more about Rev. Nick Carter and Rabbi Daniel Lehmann on a personal level as well as the different movements within American Judaism and different Baptist denominations. 17 minutes, 17 seconds.
Forgiveness (posted Nov. 5, 2012 | 20 Cheshvan 5773)
Rev. Carter and Rabbi Lehmann discuss the holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, as well as the Ten Days of Repentance between them. They also discuss the role of forgiveness and penitence during the 40-day period of Lent on the Christian calendar. Filmed Sept. 25, 2012 (9 Tishrei 5773). 9 minutes, 17 seconds.
Physician-Assisted Death (posted Nov. 5, 2012 | 20 Cheshvan 5773)
The video series begins with a discussion of the religious and ethical issues surrounding physician-assisted dying, in the context of a ballot initiative that faced Massachusetts voters in the November 2012 election. Rev. Carter and Rabbi Lehmann offer the views from their religious contexts as well as their personal thoughts on this controversial issue. 12 minutes, 49 seconds.