The 2017 Taubman Lectures with David Biale

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 7:00pm
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 5:30pm

The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies and The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life present

The 2017 Taubman Lectures

David Biale

On Jewish Heresy

Lecture 1: Monday, March 13, 7pm: Rabbinizing Heresy: Korah in the Midrash
Lecture 2: Wednesday, March 15, 7pm: The Afterlives of Baruch Spinoza and Shabbatai Zvi
Lecture 3: Thursday, March 16, 5:30 pm (note earlier start): Gershom Scholem, Hannah Arendt and the Boundaries of Modern Heresy

Followed by Reception featuring heretical-looking (but totally kosher) nibbles

At The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

David Biale is the Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History at UC Davis and the author of the forthcoming Hasidism: A New History and a biography of Gershom Scholem.  Recent books include: The Norton Anthology of World ReligionsJudaism; Not in the Heavens: The Tradition of Jewish Secular Thought; Blood and Belief: The Circulation of a Symbol Between Jews and Christians; and Cultures of the Jews: A New History.

His books have won the National Jewish Book Award three times and he has been awarded fellowships by the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Lady Davis Foundation and the UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement. 

Cosponsors: The Center for Jewish Studies, GTU; Lehrhaus Judaica; Jewish Studies Program, UC Davis; Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Stanford University

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