JTS Lunch and Learn: Reading Talmud with Habits of Mind and Heart
Date: Feb 16, 2017 - Feb 16, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Sponsor: The Davidson School | The Library
A Discussion of Two New Books
Join JTS Associate Professor Marjorie Lehman, Jane L. Kanarek, and Elie Holzer for a lunchtime discussion of two new books on the art of reading rabbinic texts.
Note: Lunch reservations are closed but you may still attend the talk.
Marjorie Lehman is associate professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at JTS. Her first book, The En Yaaqov: Jacob Ibn Habib’s Search for Faith in the Talmudic Corpus (Wayne State University Press, 2012) was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. She has also just completed Mothers in the Jewish Cultural Imagination (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2017), co-edited with Jane Kanarek and Simon Bronner. She is working on a feminist commentary on tractate Yoma and has published articles on this in the Journal of Jewish Studies and Nashim. Developed along with Michelle Chesner, Adam Shear, and Josh Teplitsky, their cutting-edge digital humanities project, Footprints, tracks the movement of copies of Jewish books through time and space, changing the way research is done on the history of Jewish book.
Jane Kanarek is associate professor of Rabbinics and associate dean of Academic Development and Advising at Hebrew College. She is the author of Biblical Narrative and the Formation of Rabbinic Law (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Along with Marjorie Lehman and Simon Bronner she is the co-editor of the forthcoming Mothers in the Jewish Cultural Imagination (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2017). She is working on a feminist commentary on tractate Arakhin and has published on this in AJS Review and Nashim. A graduate of The Rabbinical School at JTS, Rabbi Dr. Kanarek is also a member of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards.
Elie Holzer is a practice-oriented philosopher of Jewish education and an ordained rabbi. He serves as associate professor at the School of Education, directs the Stern Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Education, and holds the R. Dr. David Ochs Chair for Teaching Jewish Religious Studies at Bar Ilan University. He also serves as a faculty member of the Mandel Teacher Educators Institute in the US. His research integrates text-based Jewish studies, philosophical hermeneutics, pedagogy, and ethical-spiritual traditions. His book, A Philosophy of Havruta: Understanding and Teaching the Art of Text Study in Pairs (Academic Studies Press), won the 2014 National Jewish Book Award.
Lunch is sponsored by the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education.
This event is cosponsored with The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary.