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

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 in the Swift Hall Common Room. The event is co-sponsored by the Hebrew Bible Workshop and the Center for Jewish Studies.

If you have any questions, please contact shonkoff@uchicago.edu.

See you there!

 

Biblical Hermeneutics and Philosophical Theology

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

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 room 224 (John Hope Franklin room), at 1126 E. 59th Street. Feel free to bring your lunch to the table, along with questions, reflections and a listening ear.

If you have any questions, please contact shonkoff@uchicago.edu or mbilsker@uchicago.edu

See you there!

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 the John Hope Franklin room, located in Social Science Research Building room 224, at 1126 E. 59th Street (***NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION FROM LAST YEAR’S JST_HB MEETINGS!).

If you have any questions, please contact shonkoff@uchicago.edu or mbilsker@uchicago.edu

See you there!

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 60637)

Prof. Zellentin teaches Judaism at the University of Nottingham. His recent publications include Rabbinic Parodies of Jewish and Christian Literature and “The End of Jewish Egypt: Artapanus’ Second Exodus.” He is currently at work on a study of rabbinic adaptations of Christian narrative as well as on a study of the legal hermeneutics of the Qu’ran in its Late Antique context for which he has received and Early Career Fellowship of the British Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Prof. Zellentin’s paper can be downloaded here.

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 University of Munich, also the International Vice-President of the Leo Baeck Institute and a member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, will be speaking on Estranged Home: The Return of Jewish Emigrants to Postwar Germany.  This event will take place in the Classics building, rm 110, @4:30-6:30.

Oct. 10th: Dr. Allan Nadler, Professor and Director of Jewish Studies at Drew University, will be speaking on Heresy in Classical Judaism.  This event will take place at noon in Swift Hall, rm 200.

Oct. 24: Sara Hirschhorn, PhD Candidate in the department of History at the University of Chicago, will be presenting a chapter of her dissertation, titled Raishit Geula: Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s Jewish American Garin and the Making of Efrat, 1973-1987.  This event will take place at noon in Swift Hall, rm 200.

Oct. 31: Dr. Mira Balberg, Assistant Professor of Religion in the Department of Religious Studies at Northwestern University, will be presenting on Pricing Persons: Consecration, Compensation and Individuality in the Mishnah.  This event will take place at noon in Swift Hall, rm 200.

Nov. 14: Rick Moreno, PhD Student in the History of Judaism at the University of Chicago Divinity School, will be presenting on TBD.  This event will take place in Swift Hall, rm 200.

Nov. 28: Sam Brody, PhD Candidate in the History of Judaism at the University of Chicago Divinity School, will be presenting a chapter of his dissertation entitled From Political Theology to Theo-Politics: Martin Buber’s Anarchistic Inversion of Carl Schmitt.  This event will take place in Swift Hall, rm 200.

Interested in presenting?  We still have slots open for the Winter and Spring Quarters.

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 THE TIME AND DATE AND LOCATION!!!

See you all there!

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, this time on Monday, May 16th.

See you all there!

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 24 – A TUESDAY!: Prof. Michael Fishbane, Nathan Cumming Professor of Jewish Studies in the Divinity School, on “Piyyut and Midrash: Between Poetic Invention and Rabbinic Convention.”

May 30th: Sam Boyd, University of Chicago PhD Candidate in NELC, on “Contact Linguistics and Textual Reuse in the Hebrew Bible: A Socio-Linguistic Examination.”

All events are in Swift Hall, rm. 403, @ 6pm.  ONLY Prof. Fishbane’s event is on a Tuesday, all others are a Monday.

Special Event:

Brought to you jointly by the Lumen Christi Institute, The Religious Ethics Club and the History of Judaism Club of the Divinity School and the JST_HB Workshop:

May 31st and June 1st:  Prof. David Novak,  J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Chair of Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto.  More information to come shortly.

See you all there!

Paper: David Gottlieb, May 9th

JST_HB Workshoppers,

The paper for the workshop of David Gottlieb, PhD student in the History of Judaism at the University of Chicago Divinity school, on “Rupture, Repentance, and Cultural Memory: David Weiss Halivni and the Uses of Teshuvah ” is now available for download HERE.

As always we meet in Swift hall, rm. 403, @6pm, this time on Monday, May 9th.

See you all there!