"Rabbinic Judaism and its contexts."

WhenNovember 10, 2019 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
WhereClassics Building, Room 21
Contact InformationDepartment of Classics
Description"Rabbinic Judaism and its contexts."
Sunday 10 November
1:00pm. Welcome: David Nirenberg; Clifford Ando (Classics 2nd floor room 021)

Session 1: Moderated by RAFE NEIS (Michigan)
1:30-2:30. SHULAMIT SHINNAR (Columbia University): “Duties to the Marginalized: Poverty and Illness in Palestinian Rabbinic Literature."
2:30-3:30. SIMCHA GROSS (The University of Pennsylvania): "The 'Secular' Sasanian Empire: Babylonian Rabbinic Stories and Strategies of Accommodation in Context

3:30-4:00. Coffee break

Session 2: Moderated by REBECCA WOLLENBERG (Michigan)
4:00-5:00. AMIT GVARYAHU (Hebrew University): "Jewish and Roman Jurists on Navigating Financial Markets"
5:00-6:00. SARIT KATTAN GRIBETZ (Fordham University): "Time and Difference in Rabbinic Judaism"

Monday 11 November
Session 3: Moderated by AHMED EL SHAMSY (Chicago)
10:00-11:00. YEDIDAH KOREN (Tel Aviv University): "Real and Imagined Jews Maintaining Genealogical Information"
11:00-12:00. SHAI SECUNDA (Bard College): "Talmud as History: The Formation of the Talmud in its Sasanian Context"

12:00-1:30. Lunch

Session 4: Moderated by ERIN WALSH (Chicago)
1:30-2:30. URIEL SIMONSOHN (The University of Haifa): "Assessing the confessional agency of Jewish women in the middle Islamic period – a few methodological suggestions"
2:30-3:30. TZVI NOVICK (The University of Notre Dame): "Early Rabbinic Legal Reasoning in its Roman Context"

3:30-4:00. Coffee break

4:00-5:00. Discussion. Moderated by JAMES T. ROBINSON (Chicago)
NATALIE DOHRMANN (The University of Pennsylvania)
JASON MOKHTARIAN (Indiana University)

Sponsored by: The Eastern Mediterranean Seminar; the Divinity School; the Joyce Z. and Jacob Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies; and the Classics Department of the University of Chicago
CategoriesConferences/Lectures, Workshops
Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance.