Book Talk: The Arabic Translation and Commentary of Yefet ben ‘Eli on the Book of Proverbs

Date: May 09, 2017 - May 09, 2017

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Sponsor: The Library

Location: JTS

Category: Book Talks Library Events

A Discussion with Author Ilana Sasson

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Ilana Sasson, instructor at Sacred Heart University and JTS alumna, will discuss her new critical edition of a key Arabic translation and commentary on the book of Proverbs. Working in the 10th century, Yefet ben ‘Eli ha-Levi’s commentary attests to his rationalistic and revisionist ideology and egalitarian approach.


Admission is free, but reservations are required. Please arrive early and have photo ID available.

This event is sponsored by The JTS Library. Dr. David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, JTS, will serve as moderator.