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NY Times Columnist to Speak at Lafayette

Sam Freedman discusses the American-Jewish experience in two lectures this week.

Award winning author and New York Times columnist Samuel G. Freedman will give two talks about the American Jewish experience this week at Lafayette College.

Freedman's main talk is called “Sammy Davis Jr's Menorah: The Changing Basis of Belonging in American Jewry,” and is scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday in room 104 of the school's Kirby Hall of Civil Rights.

He'll give another lecture, "Have a Little Faith: Why the News Media Gets Religion Wrong," earlier in the day. That one is scheduled for 4:10 p.m., also in room 104 of Kirby Hall.

Freedman writes the  “On Religion” column forThe New York Times, and teaches at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. 

His visit is sponsored by Hillel, the college's departments and offices of religious and spiritual life, religious studies, English, as well as the film/media studies program.

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