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David S. Lobel Visiting Scholar in Jewish Studies Lecture

The David S. Lobel Visiting Scholar in Jewish Studies Fund supports the annual lecture which brings scholars whose academic foci includes the study of the Bible, Jewish mysticism, and/or Jewish philosophy and theology in the ancient, medieval, and modern periods, especially for students who are interested in deepening their understanding of Judaism. The inaugural Lobel Visiting Scholar joined us in 2008–09. Here are some of our most recent Lobel lectures:

  • 2016-17: Shakespeare's Shylock and the (Legend of the) Wandering Jew with Galit Hasan-Rokem, Max and Margarethe Grunwald Professor of Folklore and Professor of Hebrew Literature (emerita) at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 2015-16: Skies of Parchment, Seas of Ink: Jews, Art, Identity, and Politics with Marc M. Epstein, Professor on the Mattie M. Paschall (1899) & Norman Davis Chair in Religion and Visual Culture at Vassar College
  • 2014-15: A Jewish Perspective on the New Testament with Marc Brettler, Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies at Brandeis University; and Appropriately Subversive: Traditional Religions Meet Feminismwith Tova Hartman, Lecturer of Gender Studies and Education at Bar Ilan University

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