Dr. David Aaron, Professor of Hebrew Bible & History of Interpretation at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati, was honored as the outstanding faculty member of the year for HUC-JIR/Cincinnati at the 23rd Annual Celebration of Teaching event sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities. To recognize his contribution to both the Rabbinical School and Graduate School, the presidents of both the Rabbinical Student Association (Jason Levine) and the Graduate School Association (Jill Abramowitz Guttmann) were present. Dr. Aaron was introduced by Rabbi Ken Kanter, Director of the Rabbinical School.
Dr. Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, Professor of Bible at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles, was invited to present in the Feminist Hermeneutics Section of the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting on November 19-23 in a panel on "The Politics and Practices of Commentary Writing."
Dr. Nili Fox, Professor of Bible at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati, will present at the SBL Annual Meeting in Atlanta on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 1:00 pm. She will present "Biblical Sanctification of Dress: Why Wear Tassels on Garments (Num 15:38-40; Deut 22:12)?" during the session on Israelite Religion in its West Asian Environment.