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October 2021

Oct
20
3:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
3:00 PM EDT - 5:00 PM EDT
For Current Fellows
Ruth Meltzer Seminar
The Medieval Myth of Ancient Customary Law
Featuring: Ada Kuskowski, University of Pennsylvania

At the weekly Ruth Meltzer Seminars, Katz Center fellows share their research in an intellectually rigorous workshop setting. Seminars are limited to fellows only.

Oct
21
12:00 PM EDT
Thursday, October 21, 2021
12:00 PM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT
For the Public
Public Program
The Rise of the Rabbis
Featuring: Simcha Gross, University of Pennsylvania

The rabbis of the Talmud became the dominant stream of Jewish practice and tradition later than you think. Canon in Context Part 2.

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Oct
27
3:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
3:00 PM EDT - 5:00 PM EDT
For Current Fellows
Ruth Meltzer Seminar
Law, Rabbinization, and Social Networks: Some Experiments
Featuring: Hayim Lapin, University of Maryland

At the weekly Ruth Meltzer Seminars, Katz Center fellows share their research in an intellectually rigorous workshop setting. Seminars are limited to fellows only.

Oct
28
12:00 PM EDT
Thursday, October 28, 2021
12:00 PM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT
For the Public
Public Program
The Talmud in the Sea of Babylon
Featuring: Shai Secunda, Bard College

How the Talmud relates to the rabbinic canon and the Sasanian scriptural galaxy. Canon in Context Part 3.

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November 2021

Nov
3
12:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
12:00 PM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT
For the Public
Public Program
Intersectionality in the Medieval Archive
Featuring: Dorothy Kim, Brandeis University

The compounded harm of gender, Jewishness, and class in thirteenth-century England.

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Nov
10
3:00 PM EST
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
3:00 PM EST - 5:00 PM EST
For Current Fellows
Ruth Meltzer Seminar
Dogs and Chickens in Jerusalem: From Qumran to Rabbinic Halakhah
Featuring: Vered Noam, Tel Aviv University

At the weekly Ruth Meltzer Seminars, Katz Center fellows share their research in an intellectually rigorous workshop setting. Seminars are limited to fellows only.

Nov
17
12:00 PM EST
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
12:00 PM EST - 1:00 PM EST
For the Public
Public Program
Jews in the U.S. Racial Landscape
Featuring: Sarah Imhoff, Indiana University Bloomington

What does it mean that Jews can be both white and victims of white supremacy?

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December 2021

Dec
1
3:00 PM EST
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
3:00 PM EST - 5:00 PM EST
For Current Fellows
Ruth Meltzer Seminar
State Courts in the Governance of Jewish and Converso Atlantic Trade
Featuring: Daniel Strum, University of São Paulo

At the weekly Ruth Meltzer Seminars, Katz Center fellows share their research in an intellectually rigorous workshop setting. Seminars are limited to fellows only.

Dec
8
12:00 PM EST
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
12:00 PM EST - 1:00 PM EST
For the Public
Public Program
Who Counts and How? Reckoning with Continuity and Community
Featuring: Gilah Kletenik, Boston University, Shaul Magid, Dartmouth College, Samira Mehta, University of Colorado Boulder, Benjamin Schreier, Pennsylvania State University

A panel discussion on how belonging is defined in the study of American Judaism.

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January 2022

Jan
20
12:00 PM EST
Thursday, January 20, 2022
12:00 PM EST - 1:00 PM EST
For the Public
Public Program
The Revolutionary Conservatism of the Mishneh Torah
Featuring: Eve Krakowski, Princeton University

Why was Maimonides trying to replace the Mishnah and Talmud? Canon in Context Part 4.

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Jan
27
12:00 PM EST
Thursday, January 27, 2022
12:00 PM EST - 1:00 PM EST
For the Public
Public Program
Resetting the Set Table (“Shulhan Arukh”)
Featuring: Alyssa M. Gray, Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion

On R. Joseph Caro’s little sixteenth-century compilation that took the Jewish world by storm.

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February 2022

March 2022

Mar
30
12:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
12:00 PM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT
For the Public
Public Program
Arabian Judaism and the Rise of Islam
Featuring: Hamza M. Zafer, University of Washington

Take a three-week deep dive into Jewish life at the time of the rise of Islam, Wednesdays this spring.

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