Jewish Studies Colloquia

Fall 2015 & Spring 2016:

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Karen Auerbach, University of North Carolina
"'For God and Country': Jewish Publishers of Polish Books in the Nineteenth Century"

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Mirjam Zadoff, Indiana University
“Jews on the Move, Jews in Love: Cultural Practices of 'Courtship' and 'Dating' in Modern Jewish Societies”

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Geraldine Gudefin, Brandeis University
"Bigamy in the 'Hebraic Church': Russian Jewish Encounters with New York State Law at the Turn of the Twentieth Century"
Spring 2016:

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Beth Berkowitz, Barnard College
"Desperately Seeking Animal Suffering: Perspectives from the Talmud on Our Moral Schizophrenia about (Other) Animals"

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Jessica Marglin, University of Southern California
“Written vs. Oral in Islamic Law: Documentary Evidence in Moroccan Shari‘a Courts”

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Jeremy Eichler, Brandeis University
"Sounding the Inexpressible: Arnold Schoenberg and the Birth of Postwar Musical Memory"

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Arnold Franklin, Queens College, CUNY
"Contemplating Prayer: David ben Joshua Maimuni's Commentary on the Liturgy"