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Messianism in Jewish life has long been seen as both dynamic and threatening. But just who or what was a messiah in the eyes of Jews in antiquity? How were such figures received by Jews and non-Jews alike, and what traditions fed messianic narratives? This series delves into the history of Jewish messianic actors and thinkers, including famous and less familiar figures, from the first through the nineteenth centuries.
Jewish Messianism in the
Time of Early Christianity
November 1 | 12 PM ET
University of Edinburgh
Eldad Ha-Dani and the Return of the Ten Lost Tribes
November 8 | 12 PM ET
University of Haifa
Disputed Messiahs: David Reuveni, Solomon Molkho, and
Their Jewish and Christian Audiences
November 10 | 12 PM ET
Sabbatai Tzvi: A Man, a Messiah, and a Living Myth
November 21 | 12 PM ET
Hadar Feldman Samet
Tel Aviv University
Law and the Constitution
The familiar talmudic
statement dina de-malkhuta dina (the
law of the kingdom is the law) doesn’t even begin to cover the
complex relationship between Judaism and state law. This series will
draw out aspects of that relationship as it has evolved and unfolded
in the orbit of American constitutional law. Case by case, these
talks tell stories of religion and politics, democracy and
minorities, theory and practice: law entangled with law.
Torah? Toward a Theory of Jews and the Constitution
November 29 | 12 PM ET
A Fateful Settlement: How the
Issue of Theocracy WasAvoided
in Kiryas Joel
December 6 | 12 PM ET
University of Southern
of American Law in Jewish Divorce
This course will explore the intersection of gender and the Jewish philosophical tradition, considering how gendered concepts and ideas have shaped the history of Jewish philosophy and how Jewish philosophers have used Judaism to enrich philosophical conversations around gender.
St. Olaf College
October 20 | 12 PM ET
27 | 12 PM ET
3 | 12 PM ET
is for all three meetings and enrollment is limited.
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