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Johannes Heil on pre-Rabbinic Western Jewish Textual Tradition

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
1:15pm – 2:15pm

Storrs Campus
Humanitites Institute Conference Room, 4th-Floor Babbidge Library

Talk by Prof. Johannes Heil: Patrologia Judaica? Exploring the pre-Rabbinic Western Jewish Textual Tradition

Wednesday, November 20, 1:15-2:15 pm Humanitites Institute Conference Room 4th-Floor Babbidge Library

This event is free and open to the public. Kosher lunch will be provided.

About the talk: Professor Johannes Heil, President of the Hochschule für jüdische Studien Heidelberg (Academy for Jewish Studies), presents a lecture which challenges the assumption of the widespread decline of Jewish diasporic culture after 70 C.E., which is based on limited archaeological and epigraphic evidence. This lecture focuses instead on the textual culture of Western diasporic Judaism during the centuries before the reception of Rabbinic Judaism, roughly from the 4th to the 9th century, and paints a different picture of a vibrant Jewish culture in Western Europe.

An event of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, co-sponsored by the UConn Humanities Institute, the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, and the Medieval Studies Program. If you require an accommodation to participate, please contact Pamela Weathers at 860-486-2271 or pamela.weathers@uconn.edu.

Contact:

Weathers at 860-486-2271 or pamela.weathers@uconn.edu

Judaic Studies (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, History Department, UConn Master Calendar

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