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On Jewish Heresy: Gershom Scholem, Hannah Arendt and the Boundaries of Modern Heresy

Lecture | March 16 | 5:30 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)


Professor David Biale, Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History, UC Davis

The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


The 2017 Taubman Lectures
Lecture 1 (Mon, March 13: Rabbinizing Heresy: Korah in the Midrash
Lecture 2 (Weds, March 15): The Afterlives of Baruch Spinoza and Shabbetai Zvi
Lecture 3 (Thurs, March 16): Gershom Scholem, Hannah Arendt and the Boundaries of Modern Heresy
Lecture 3 at 5:30, followed by reception.

David Biale is the Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History at UC Davis and the author of the forthcoming Hasidism: A New History and a biography of Gershom Scholem. Recent books include: The Norton Anthology of World Religions: JudaismNot in the Heavens: The Tradition of Jewish Secular Thought; Blood and Belief: The Circulation of a Symbol Between Jews and Christians; and Cultures of the Jews: A New History.


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