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Feld Memorial Lecture
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
7:00 pm in the Klau Library
Daniel Boyarin, Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture and Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley, received his Ph.D from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and has since been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and fellowships. Writing extensively on talmudic and midrashic studies, much of Boyarin’s work has focused on cultural studies in rabbinic Judaism, including issues of gender and sexuality as well as research on the Jews as a colonized people. For the Feld Memorial Lecture, Boyarin will take his distinctly multi-disciplinary approach to understanding both the traditional and modern Jewish perspectives on Diaspora, reexamining our cultural attitudes toward displacement and exile, and the role of the Talmud in the making of the Jewish People.