Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture

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(Oct. 10 &11, 17 & 18, 24 & 25) — Join us for the inaugural Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture. Andrea M. Berlin will deliver a series of three lectures entitled “Beyond the Temple: Jewish Households from the Maccabees to the Great Revolt against Rome.” Alex P. Jassen, Karen B. Stern and Azzan Yadin-Israel will each respond to one lecture and also offer a corresponding lunchtime talk the following day. 

Professor Andrea M. Berlin is the James R. Wiseman Chair in Classical Archaeology at Boston University. Alex P. Jassen is Associate Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and Director of Graduate Studies in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. Karen B. Stern is Assistant Professor with the History Department of Brooklyn College. Azzan Yadin-Israel is Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Classics at Rutgers University.

Oct.10 at 6:00pm — "Mediterranean Cosmopolitans and the Maccabees." 

Oct.11 at 12:15pm — "On the Emergence of Jewish Cultural Practice in the Second Century BCE."  

Oct. 17 at 6:00pm — "Class Divides: Jewish Daily Life in the time of Herod the Great"

Oct. 18 at 12:15pm — "Class Divides: Reading, Writing, and Jewish Daily Life through Graffiti."

Oct. 24 at 6:00pm — "The Great Revolt, and Its Jewish Afterlife."

Oct. 25 at 12:15pm — "Material Culture and Rabbinic Isolation: A Cultural Ecology Perspective."




Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 12:15pm



Bard Graduate Center, lecture hall
38 W. 86th St.
New York, NY 10024




Free, but registration is required.