Jason Kalman Ph.D.
Wednesday January 18, 2006
Noon lunch served, 12:30 pm lecture
In traditional Jewish circles the book of Job was often turned to in times of suffering to aid the community and individuals. Its teachings gave them comfort and helped provide some understanding of "the way things work." Jewish thinkers have not found comfort in these teachings in the period since the Holocaust. This lecture will be devoted to examining how modern Jewish readers are finding new meaning in the book of Job.
Dr. Jason Kalman is Assistant Professor of Classical Hebrew Literature and Interpretation at the Cincinnati School of HUC-JIR. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Jewish Studies at McGill University and is a research fellow affiliated with the University of the Free State, South Africa. He specializes in the history of Jewish biblical exegesis and his specific research interests include rabbinic anti-Christian polemic, medieval intellectual history as reflected in biblical commentary, and biblical interpretation after the Holocaust.