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 ...

Fall ’11 Schedule

JST_HB Workshoppers, Welcome back to a new and exciting year!  Below, please find the schedule for the Fall quarter ’11.  This year we’ll be meeting on Mondays, bi-monthly, at, our new time, noon, unless otherwise stated, in room 200 of Swift Hall. Oct. 3rd: Dr. Michael Brenner, Professor of Jewish History and Culture at the ...

Paper: Prof. David Novak – Phil. Foundations of Rel. Liberty

JST_HB Workshoppers, The paper / chapters for the workshop of Prof. David Novak, University of Toronto, are  <no longer> available for download here <at the request of the author>. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, May 31st @5pm, in Swift Hall, rm 200. See you all there!

Paper: Prof. Michael Fishbane on “Piyyut and Midrash”

JST_HB Workshoppers, The paper for the workshop of Prof. Michael Fishbane, Nathan Cumming Professor of Jewish Studies in the Divinity School, on “Piyyut and Midrash: Between Poetic Invention and Rabbinic Convention” has been removed at the request of the author. The workshop will take place on TUESDAY, MAY 24th, @ 5pm in Swift 200. NOTE ...

Paper: Igor DeSouza – Equivocal Terms in the Guide

JST_HB Workshoppers, The paper for the workshop of Igor DeSouza, University of Chicago PhD Candidate, entitled “‘The First Purpose of this Treatise’: The Equivocal Terms of the Guide for the Perplexed in Some of its Commentaries,” has been removed at the request of the author. As always, we meet in Swift Hall, rm. 403, @6pm, ...

End of Spring Quarter ’11 Schedule

JST_HB Workshoppers, Below is the schedule of events for the rest of the Spring ’11 quarter.  Stay tuned for papers and other updates. May 16th: Igor de Souza, University of Chicago PhD Candidate, on “‘The First Purpose of this Treatise’: The Equivocal Terms of the Guide for the Perplexed in Some of its Commentaries.” May ...