Davi Strauss Bernstein — “The Bitburg Crisis”

Davi Strauss Bernstein --
 Davi Strauss Bernstein (PhD student in History) will present his paper “The Bitburg Crisis.” Please download the paper here, and read it in advance. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be served.  Tuesday, May 7th at 4:30 in Swift 208 (note change of location!) If you are in need of special assitance, please contact shonkoff@uchicago.edu.  

4/23 Shaul Magid—Hasidism Incarnate: Hasidism and the ‘Christianization’ of Modern Judaism

4/23  Shaul Magid—Hasidism Incarnate: Hasidism and the 'Christianization' of Modern Judaism
Shaul Magid (Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Chair in Jewish Studies at Indiana University) will present a chapter from his manuscript-in-progress, Hasidism Incarnate: Hasidism and the ‘Christianization’ of Modern Judaism. The chapter itself is entitled “Divinization and ‘Incarnational Thinking’ in Hasidism: An Overview.” Please download the chapter here and read it in advance. Also, in order to get a better sense ...

David Nirenberg on Writing for Non-Academic Audiences

Thursday, March 7th at 12 noon in Classics 110 — Professor David Nirenberg (Professor of Medieval History and Social Thought) will facilitate a discussion with us about what it means and entails to write as an academic scholar for non-academic audiences. As we plunge deeper and deeper into scholarly specializations and focused projects, many of us undoubtedly wrestle with ...

John Tolan–“Western European Jewry in the first age of expulsion: 1182-1306″

John Tolan--
The Medieval Studies and Jewish Studies Workshops are pleased to invite you to a joint session, to be held on Friday, February 22, from 12-1:30 PM in Wieboldt 207. John Tolan, Professor of History (Université de Nantes), will discuss his paper, “Western European Jewry in the first age of expulsion: 1182-1306.” David Frankel, PhD Student ...

2/12 Michael Fishbane– “Biblical Hermeneutics and Philosophical Theology: A Jewish Model”

2/12 Michael Fishbane--
Please join us as Professor Michael Fishbane will present his paper “Biblical Hermeneutics and Philosophical Theology: A Jewish Model.” The paper can be downloaded here. The program will include prepared responses from Professor Richard Rosengarten and Bevin Blaber (PhD student in Philosophy of Religions). The event will take place on Tuesday, February 12th at 4:30pm in Swift 106.  A reception will follow ...

10/22 David Gottlieb — “Rupture, Reflection and Renewal: Mimesis and the Transformation of Meaning in Leviticus Rabbah”

10/22 David Gottlieb --
In this session of the Jewish Studies Workshop, David Gottlieb (PhD student in History of Judaism) will present his paper “Rupture, Reflection and Renewal: Mimesis and the Transformation of Meaning in Leviticus Rabbah.” The paper can be downloaded here. The event will take place on Monday, October 22nd at 1:30pm in Social Science Research building ...

10/15 Erik Dreff — Rosenzweig’s Star of Redemption as a System of Philosophy

10/15 Erik Dreff -- Rosenzweig's Star of Redemption as a System of Philosophy
In this joint session of the Jewish Studies Workshop and the Philosophy of Religions Club, Erik Dreff (PhD student in History of Judaism) will present his paper entitled “Rosenzweig’s Star of Redemption as a System of Philosophy.” Erik’s paper can be downloaded here. The event will take place on Monday, October 15th at 1:30pm in ...

Paper: 10/4 Prof. Holger Zellentin — Rabbinic Historiography as a Response to Christian Triumphalism

The Jewish Studies and Medieval Studies Workshops present: Holger Zellentin “Rabbinic Historiography as a Response to Christian Triumphalism: The Destruction of the Temple in Aramaic, Syriac and Greek Discourse” Thursday, October 4, 2012, 12:00pm (feel free to bring lunch to the workshop!) John Hope Franklin Room Social Science Research Building (1126 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL ...