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October 2015

What Does Diaspora Mean for Jews and Muslims?

October 29, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Museum of Berlin Berlin, Germany + Google Map
Free

I will be speaking at this session at the Jewish Museum in Berlin.  I will focus on alternative conceptions of "Diaspora" among Jews.  The talk is focused on the ancient period but I will draw out some ramifications for our times as well.

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January 2016

Who in Antiquity Read the Bible?

January 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stieren Theatre, Trinity University
San Antonio, TX United States
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A lecture in the Lennox Series at Trinity University.

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April 2016

The Northern Kingdom and the Writings of Judah

April 1, 2016 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21208 United States
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The Rabbis and the Holiness of the Bible

April 2, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Har Sinai Congregation, 2905 Walnut Ave.
Owing Mills, MD 21117 United States
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Ezra and the Torah

April 2, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Temple Oheb Shalom, 7310 Park Heights Ave
Baltimore, MD 21208 United States
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The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible

April 2, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Temple Oheb Shalom, 7310 Park Heights Ave
Baltimore, MD 21208 United States
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March 2017

“Reading Without History”

March 13 - March 14
Martin Marty Center, 1025 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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Free

I'll be presenting a new paper on the historical assumptions that we bring to interpreting the reception of texts in antiquity at the conference, "Reading Other People's Texts."  My paper will be discussed on Tuesday, March 14, at 2 PM.

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April 2017

Lowe Lecture: How the Bible Became Holy

April 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel, Macalester College
St. Paul, MN 55105 United States
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May 2017

How the Bible Became Holy: Lecture at University of Zurich

May 22 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
University of Zurich, Ort Theologische Fakultät, Kirchgasse 9
Zürich, 8001 Switzerland
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June 2017

Shared Ritual Practices and Divided Historiography: Media, Phenomena, Topoi

June 14 - June 16
Bildingshaus St. Ursula, Bildungshaus St. Ursula
Erfurt, Germany
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I will be speaking on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 on "Hasidim Ha-Rishonim: Ancient and Modern Fantasies."

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