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Daniel Judson will defend his dissertation, entitled "Pennies from Heaven: The History of American Synagogues and Money." The committee includes Jonathan D. Sarna, Eugene R. Sheppard, and James Hudnut-Beumler (Vanderbilt Divinity School).
Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
10 am - 11:30 am
Mandel Center for the Humanities, Schusterman Center Conference Room #328
Making Sense of Shir Ha-Shirim (The Song of Songs)
The Many Meanings of Love and Longing in Jewish Thought and Theology
An Evening with Michael Fishbane, The Nathan Cummings Distinguished Service Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago
Professor Fishbane will discuss his recently published JPS Commentary on "Shir Ha-Shirim" ("The Song of Songs"). He will consider the role and responsibility of the Bible commentator over the centuries, with special emphasis on the challenges of our time. He will share his vision of "The Song of Songs" as a multilayered work. In this context, he will invite the audience to consider this ancient love song as an ongoing series of instructions addressed to the religious community and spiritual seekers over the millennia.
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Tuesday, December 15, 2015