Book Talk: Vulture In A Cage

Date: Nov 28, 2016

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Sponsor: The Library

Location: JTS

Category: Book Talks Library Events

A Discussion with Translator Raymond P. Scheindlin

Dr. Raymond P. Scheindlin will discuss Vulture in a Cage, his collection of the work of 11th-century Hebrew poet Solomon ibn Gabirol, which includes vital poems of praise, lament, and complaint, along with devotional poetry, love poetry, descriptive meditations on nature, and epigrams. In an age that preferred conventional poetry expressing collective values, Ibn Gabirol cultivated a distinctively personal voice ranging from the harsh to the harmonious. For his ability to evoke the majesty of the cosmos through the complexity of the individual, Ibn Gabirol has been acclaimed for almost a millennium.

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

Monday, November 28, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

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About the Translator

Dr. Raymond P. Scheindlin, professor of medieval Hebrew literature at JTS, is a renowned expert on Hebrew literature in its golden age and a noted translator of biblical and medieval Hebrew poetry. Scheindlin has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a fellow of the Cullman Center of the New York Public Library. He is also a member of the editorial boards of the journals Jewish Quarterly Review and Near Eastern Literatures. He received the Cultural Achievement Award of the National Foundation for Jewish Culture in 2004.

This event is sponsored by The JTS Library.

Admission to the Vulture in a Cage book talk is free, but reservations are required. Please arrive early and have photo ID available.