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Lillian and Marvin Goldblatt Lecture in Jewish Studies

This speaker series was established in 2002. Past lectures have been:

  • Dr. Rebecca Stein (Duke University) “Digital Politics: How Social Media is Controlling the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” (2013)
  • Dr. Samuel Heilman (Queen’s College, City University of New York) “Lubavitch, Messianism and the Denial of Death” (2012)
  • Norma Joseph (Concordia University) (2011 cancelled)
  • Lawrence H. Schiffman (New York University) – “Scrolling Through Scripture: The Bible and its Interpretation in the Dead Sea Scrolls” (2009)
  • Lee Levine (Hebrew University) – “Why is the Greek Sun-god (Helios) Depicted in Ancient Synagogue Mosaics?” (2008)
  • Susannah Heschel (Dartmouth College) – “Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Reflections on the Life and Thought of Abraham Joshua Heschel” (2007)
  • Elliot R. Wolfson (New York University) – “Picturing God: Representation of the Divine Body in Medieval Kabbalah” (2006)
  • David Biale (University of California, Davis) – “From Blood Libel to Blood Community: An Untold Chapter in Modern Jewish Culture” (2005)
  • Judith Baskin (University of Oregon) – “Dying for God: Piety and Gender in Jewish Medieval Martyrdom Narratives” (2004)
  • Michael Marrus (University of Toronto) – “Jacques Maritain, the Vatican, and the Holocaust: A Plea Unanswered” (2003)
  • Reuven Firestone (Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles) – “Divine Authority and Mass Violence: Holy War in Judaism, Christianity and Islam” (2002)