10/13: Welcome Back Dinner and Discussion

10/13: Welcome Back Dinner and Discussion
    Welcome and welcome back to for a 2014-2015 academic year and a full slate of Jewish Studies Workshop events!   Our first event will be a dinner, meet-and-greet, and a discussion led by this year’s JSW faculty coordinator Sarah Hammerschlag on professionalisation in the field of Jewish Studies scholarship.   Please join us ...

27/5 Julie Cooper: “Democracy and Theocracy in Jewish Political Thought: From Baruch Spinoza to Michael Walzer.”

27/5 Julie Cooper:
Israel Theocracy Flag/Oren Neu Dag 2008 Julie Cooper, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, will present her paper titled: “Democracy and Theocracy in Jewish Political Thought: From Baruch Spinoza to Michael Walzer.” Please download the paper here. The workshop will be hosted at the house of Professor Paul Mendes-Flohr and will ...

13/5 Alexandra Zirkle: “Formative Exegesis: Herxheimer’s Hermeneutics and the Project of Bildung.”

13/5 Alexandra Zirkle: “Formative Exegesis: Herxheimer’s Hermeneutics and the Project of Bildung.”
  Shabbat Afternoon/ Moritz Daniel Oppenheim 1866 Alexandra Zirkle, PhD Candidate at the University of Chicago’s Divinity School, will present a chapter from her dissertation which examines 19th century German-Jewish exegetical approaches to the temple and sacrifice as reflecting how German Jews negotiated their understanding of the tenets of Jewish thought and practice in light ...

29/4 Eliyahu Stern: “The Secularization of the Kabbalah and the Origins of Jewish Socialism.”

29/4 Eliyahu Stern:
© Moria Meir 2014/GPO Eliyahu Stern, Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Intellectual and Cultural History at Yale, will discuss a chapter from his book project considering the historical links between Kabbalah and Jewish socialism. Please download the paper here. Tuesday, April 29th, 4:30-6:00pm. Wieboldt Hall 408. Light refreshments will be served.    

Spring Schedule

Spring Schedule
Kiss of the Earth/ Nicholas Roerich 1912   After a long and cold winter, welcome to our Spring quarter! As is our custom, we begin with a big social and intellectual event, this time co-hosted with Northwestern Jewish studies students, and after Passover we are hosting Yale’s Eliyahu Stern and other exciting workshop speakers from ...

11/3 Daniel Rosenberg: “Short(hand) Stories: Unexplicated Story Cues in the Babylonian Talmud”

11/3 Daniel Rosenberg:
© DSW. 2014. Daniel Rosenberg, PhD candidate at NYU, will present a chapter from his dissertation which examines the performative aspects of the Babylonian Talmud through story cues. Please download the source sheet here and email Ori at owerdiger@uchicago.edu to receive Daniel’s paper. Swift 406. 1:30-3:00pm. Coffee, Tea, and Hamentashen.  

25/2 Adam Yale Stern: “Kant and Judaism”

25/2 Adam Yale Stern:
American Gothic. Grant Wood. 1930 Adam Yale Stern, visiting PhD candidate from Harvard University, will present his paper on Kant and Judaism. Larisa Reznik, PhD candidate at UChicago Divinity School will respond. To receive the paper please email Ori at owerdiger@uchicago.edu. See you in Swift 406. 1:30-3:00 pm.  

11/2 Liran Yadgar: “The Preacher and the Jews: The View from the Maghrib”

11/2 Liran Yadgar:
      Eugène Delacroix, “Seated Arab, a Chalk Drawing with Watercolour” (1832)   Liran Yadgar, Phd candidate at department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, UChicago, will present part of his dissertation, which is focused on Jewish-Muslim relations in the Later Middle Period (1200-1500 C.E.). The paper will discuss the contents and the historical ...

29/1 David Shyovitz “Animals in the Garden of Eden”

29/1 David Shyovitz
Hireonymus Bosch/ The Garden of Earthly Delights David Shyovitz, Northwestern University, will present his paper: “Animals in the Garden of Eden: Carnivorousness and Eschatology in Medieval Jewish Thought”. To download the paper please visit the Animal Studies workshop’s website and use the password: animalstudies. Wednesday. 4:30 pm. Rosenwald 405. Refreshment will be served. This sessions ...

14/1 Orit Bashkin and Na’ama Rokem: “Jews in Context”

14/1 Orit Bashkin and Na'ama Rokem:
                      In our first social meeting of the quarter, Orit Bashkin and Na’ama Rokem, University of Chicago, will discuss the scholarly examination of Jews within majority culture in the context of their recent book projects: New Babylonians (Bashkin) and Prosaic Conditions (Rokem). Please download and ...