Book Talk: Reading Genesis

Date: Nov 02, 2016 - Nov 02, 2016

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Sponsor: The Library

Location: JTS

Category: Book Talks Library Events

A Discussion with Author Beth Kissileff 

Reading Genesis: Beginnings, edited by Beth Kissileff, gathers intellectuals and thinkers who use their professional knowledge to create an original constellation of modern readings of Genesis: a scientist of appetite on Eve’s eating behavior; law professors on contracts and collective punishment; an anthropologist on the nature of human strife in the Cain and Abel story; political scientists on the nature of Biblical games, Abraham’s resistance, and collective action.

Dr. David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, JTS, will serve as moderator.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

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About the Author

Beth Kissileff is a writer and journalist. She holds a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Pennsylvania and has taught English literature, writing, Hebrew Bible, and Jewish studies at Carleton College, the University of Minnesota, Smith College, and Mount Holyoke College.

Admission to the Reading Genesis Book Talk is free, but please register in advance.

This event is sponsored by The JTS Library.