Upcoming Events from the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies

The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies is sponsoring the following events in the coming weeks on the University of Chicago campus

Tuesday, November 1
The Matter of Israelite Religion, Lecture 1 of 4
Symbol, Function, Theology and Morality: On Rules and Rituals in the Priestly Literature of the Hebrew Bible
Jonathan Klawans, Boston University
Swift Hall, Common Room
1025 E. 58th St.
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Jonathan Klawans (Religion, Boston University) is a specialist in the religion and religious literature of ancient Judaism. He teaches courses in Western Religion, the Hebrew Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient Jewish history, and Rabbinic literature. Professor Klawans is the author of Impurity and Sin in Ancient Judaism (Oxford University Press, 2000) and Purity Sacrifice and the Temple: Symbolism and Supersessionism in the Study of Ancient Judaism (Oxford University Press, 2005), as well as numerous articles. His current research project focuses on the theological views of Josephus and the ancient Jewish sects (Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes).

This event is made possible by the Friends of Jewish Studies Fund and the Meyer Fund of the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies and the Divinity School.

Friday, November 4
CCJS Graduate Working Group
Crypto-narrations: The representation of Judaism in the Toledan comedias of Lope de Vega (1590-1614)
James Nemiroff, PhD Student in Romance Languages and Literatures
Social Sciences Tea Room (Social Science Research Building, Rm. 201)
1126 E. 59th St.
12:00-1:00 pm

This event is open to graduate students only. Find more information at http://ccjsgraduateworkinggroup.wordpress.com/ or email Working Group coordinators Joela Zeller and Katharine Pflaum at cjs.grad.ws@gmail.com.

Coming up next week:
Thursday, November 10
Undergraduate Info Session
Harper 148
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Please join us for snacks and information about the undergraduate program in Jewish Studies. Faculty from the Jewish Studies program will be available to answer your questions.


Free student tickets are still available for the David Grossman event at the Chicago Humanities Festival, November 13. Contact cheisser@uchicago.edu to request your ticket (one per student).

Sunday, November 13
Reading and Conversation: David Grossman at the Chicago Humanities Festival
Northwestern University School of Law, Thorne Auditorium
375 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
10:00 am

Recognized for his powerful prose and outspoken politics, David Grossman, the internationally renowned Israeli writer, visits Chicago this autumn to discuss his recent book, his most ambitious work to date. Fraught with tension yet suffused with hope, To the End of the Land is a challenging novel that examines, through the experiences of one Israeli family, the immense physical and emotional costs of the ongoing violence in the Middle East. Grossman will read from his recent work and will also discuss his literary career with Rachel S. Harris, professor of modern Hebrew literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

A limited number of free tickets will be available to University of Chicago students who pre-register by November 8. To register for student tickets, contact Christina Heisser at cheisser@uchicago.edu or 773-702-7108.

All other tickets can be purchased through the Chicago Humanities Festival. See the event web page at the link below to purchase tickets online.

This event is made possible by the June and Harold Patinkin Fund of the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies and the Chicago Humanities Festival.

Events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Contact Christina Heisser at 773.702.7108 or cheisser@uchicago.edu with questions or to request a disability accommodation.

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