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Friday, September 2, 2011

Dr. Michael Cook, Professor of Intertestamental and Early Christian Literatures and the Bronstein Professor in Judaeo-Christian Studies, had his book, “Modern Jews Engage the New Testament” (Jewish Lights Publishing, 2008) discussed in the Courier Press.  Click here for further information.






Dr. Susan Einbinder, Professor of Hebrew Literature, is participating in the workshop, “Latin and Vernacular Translations of Hebrew Texts in the 12th and 13th Century,” on September 20, 2011, inBochum, Germany, at the Ruhruniversitaet Bochum.  Click here for further information. 






Dr. Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, Professor of Bible, presented a paper on "Women in the Post-Exilic Period" at the colloquium on "Women and the Bible" in Marburg, Germany (July 14-17, 2011).  The paper is for the forthcoming Encyclopedia on Women and the Bible to appear in four languages. She also presented a keynote presentation at the Society for Old Testament Studies (SOTS) in Oxford, England, on July 20, 2011, on "Cutting Corners and Reaping Rewards: Re-reading Ruth."  Dr. Eskenazi is one of only 20 non-European scholars invited to join SOTS as honorary members.





Rabbi Reuven Firestone, Ph.D., Professor of Medieval Judaism and Islam, was invited to the steering committee of the International Abrahamic Forum of the International Council of Christians and Jews headquartered in Germany.






Dr. Jonathan Krasner, Assistant Professor of the American Jewish Experience, was interviewed about his new book The Benderly Boys and American Jewish Education, and his TV interview will be broadcasted on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 6:00 am on WHDH-7 Boston, during the show “Jewish Perspectives with Rabbi Ronne Friedman.”





Rabbi Dr. Dalia Marx, Assistant Professor of Liturgy and Midrash, recently published a short article on her take on the proposal of Aharon Varadi, the Open Siddur project manager, to celebrate Rosh Hashana L'vaalei Hahayim, the New Year for the animals, on the new moon of Elul. Click here to read her article (in Hebrew).





Dr. Andrea Weiss, Assistant Professor of Bible, spoke at a faculty seminar and then gave the annual lecture on the Hebrew Bible at Villanova University on August 31, 2011.  This lecture is sponsored by the Villanova Center for Liberal Education and the Committee on Jewish Religion and Culture.  Click here for further information.

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