A New Look at an Old Book: Rethinking the Purpose of Pirke Avot Tsevat Memorial Lecture

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Time: 5:00 pm EST
Speakers: Rabbi David Aaron, Ph.D.
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Subversive Principles: Understanding the Purpose of Mishnah Avot 1 and 2. In this lecture, Dr. Aaron will discuss the relationship between the aphorisms in Avot, Greco-Roman philosophical schools, and the ideology of early Rabbinism. Dr. Aaron is the Professor of Hebrew Bible and History of Interpretation at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati.

The Tsevat Memorial Lecture is presented in memory of Dr. Matitiahu Tsevat, who taught at HUC for more than 20 years A partnership of the Klau Library and the HUC-JIR Dean’s Office with support from the Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati.