Preeminent New Testament scholar and religious historian François Bovon passed away Friday, November 1, in Aubonne, Switzerland, after a long illness. He was 75.
Bovon was Frothingham Professor of the History of Religion Emeritus at Harvard Divinity School, where he was associated for two decades. He joined the faculty in 1993, teaching New Testament and early Christian literature, and he was chair of the New Testament Department from 1993 to 1998 and again from 2001 to 2002. Read more about François Bovon, 1938-2013
Rabbi Sally Finestone is the denominational counselor to Jewish students at Harvard Divinity School and Rabbi and education director at Congregation Or Atid in Wayland, Massachusetts. Below is a sermon for the evening of Kol Nidrei, which marks the beginning of Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). Read more about Washing Away the Layers