Jewish Studies Colloquia


Fall 2009 and Spring 2010

September 24, 2009
Michah Gottlieb, New York University
“Moses Mendelssohn and the Project of Modern Jewish Philosophy
Michah Gottlieb is Assistant Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University.

October 29, 2009
Olga Litwak, Clark University
"The Family Romance of Yiddish Literature: Business and Pleasure in the Early Correspondence between Sholem Aleichem and Mendele the Book Peddler"

November 12, 2009
Ryan Szpiech, University of Michigan
"‘He is Still Israel’? Abner of Burgos on Conversion and Identity in Medieval Castile"

January 21, 2010
Reuven Kimelman, Brandeis University
"Abraham Joshua Heschel's Theology of Judaism and The Rewriting of Jewish Intellectual History"

February 11, 2010
Claire Sufrin, Northeastern University
"History and Myth: The Bible in Martin Buber's Early Addresses on Judaism"

March 4, 2010
Nils H. Roemer, University of Texas at Dallas
"Jewish Travel Cultures of Remembrance: Reinvention of Local Traditions"