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2015 Taubman Lecture Series

Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair presents

The 2015 Taubman Lectures with Professor Elchanan Reiner

From Joshua to Jesus

Three Chapters of the Galilean Jewish Foundational Myth


7pm  Tues, April 21        The Founder: On the Myth of Joshua in the Galilee

5pm  Thurs., April 23:    Sun in Givon, Samson in Galil:
Rabbinic Literature Meets Local Culture

6:30 pm                 Reception

7pm   Tues., April 28      The Galilee as the Land of Israel:
On the Hasmonean
 Roots of the Galilean Foundational Myth

Elchanan Reiner is Professor Emeritus of Jewish History at Tel Aviv University.  Reiner’s research has focused on Ashkenazic Jewish culture in the early modern period, particularly in Eastern Europe, and on the cultural consequences of the transition from writing to printing.  Reiner also specializes in the study of the popular religious culture of medieval Jews in Palestine, dealing with oral religious traditions and local myths connected to holy places. His early work on pilgrimage to Palestine in the Middle Ages was followed by related publications such as “From Joshua to Jesus: The Transformation of a Biblical Story to a Local Myth (A Chapter in the Religious Life of the Galilean Jew),” in Sharing the Sacred: Religious Contacts and Conflicts in the Holy Land (1998). 


Apr 21, 2015
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Magnes Collection of Jewish Life and Art
2121 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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