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The following lectures are from 2013-2014:
|Judaism’s Great Debates:
Timeless Controversies From Abraham to Herzl
RABBI BARRY L. SCHWARTZ discusses his provocative and vibrant thesis that debate and disputation are not only encouraged within Judaism but reside at the very heart of Jewish history and theology. (March 27, 2014)
|Hatemail: Anti-Semitism on Picture Postcards
SALO AIZENBERG discusses how postcards in the late 19th and early 20th centuries were used to spread hateful messages and slurs masking as humor. The images collected in this volume make it painfully clear that anti-Semitic propaganda did not begin simply with the Nazis. Nor was it the sole province of politicians, journalists and rabble-rousers. One of the most virulent forms of anti-Semitism during this time was spread by quite ordinary people through postcards. (January 23, 2014)
|Messages From the Dead Sea Scrolls
LAWRENCE H. SCHIFFMAN, Ph.D., discusses “Messages From the Dead Sea Scroll” and introduces the groundbreaking collection of which he is one of the editors — Outside the Bible, Three-Volume Set: Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture. (December 5, 2013)
|Outside the Bible and
the Beginnings of Biblical Interpretation
JAMES L. KUGEL, Ph.D., introduces the new and groundbreaking collection of which he is one of the editors — Outside the Bible, Three-Volume Set: Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture.
(November 21, 2013)
|Are We Still Worshiping Idols?
RABBI JEFFREY K. SALKIN introduces his new book, The Gods Are Broken! The Hidden Legacy of Abraham. (October 10, 2013)
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