Temple Sholom to Host Community-Wide Lecture

JTS Scholar to Discuss Gender and Sibling Rivalry in the Bible

Press Contact: Nina Jacobson
Office: (212) 678-8950
Email: nijacobson@jtsa.edu

October 28, 2008, Greenwich, CT

Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky, assistant professor of Bible at The Jewish Theological Seminary, will discuss "And Rachel Was Jealous of Her Sister: Gender and Sibling Rivalry in the Bible,” at a community-wide lecture sponsored by Temple Sholom and JTS. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12, at Temple Sholom, 300 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich.

The program is the second event of the 2008-2009 JTS Lecture Series in Greenwich. The series continues on December 9 with Dr. David Kraemer, JTS Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and professor of Talmud and Rabbinics. Dr. Kraemer will discuss Jewish Eating and Jewish Identity, the subject of his most recent book.

Combining her love of the Bible and horror movies, Dr. Kalmanofsky’s research applies horror theory to biblical texts and examines the ways the Bible is designed to terrify its audience. She is currently completing a book entitled Terror All Around: The Rhetoric of Horror in the Book of Jeremiah (forthcoming, T&T Clark/Continuum). Deeply committed to the ongoing interpretation of the Bible, Dr. Kalmanofsky also writes frequently on gender and the Bible.

Dr. Kalmanofsky received her BA from Wesleyan University. She also received an MHL and rabbinic ordination from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and a PhD from JTS.

The evening will conclude with a dessert reception. Admission is free; reservations are requested. For further information and to RSVP, please contact Joan Goodman, director of JTS’s Northeast Region, at (212) 678-8861.