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Edwin and Marilyn Bierman Scholar in Residence – Cancelled

March 21, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm


We are excited to welcome Dr. Marjorie Lehman, associate professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at The Jewish Theological Seminary.

Her research in the field of Talmud and Rabbinics centers on four areas: Talmudic Aggadah, through a study of the 16th-century Ottoman collection of aggadic material, the En Yaaqov; Jewish gender studies, through an examination of Tractate Yoma using the lens of gender and a study of depictions of mothers in Jewish culture; the history of the Hebrew book as the co-director of a digital humanities project, Footprints; and the scholarship of teaching, through a focused study of how students learn to read and critically analyze rabbinic texts.

9:30am Shabbat Services with D’var Torah by Dr. Lehman – Queen Helene of Adiabene: Gift-giving and the Jerusalem Temple

12:30pm Kiddush Lunch

1:15pm Lecture by Dr. Lehman – The ‘#MeToo Movement’ and the Lessons of Batsheva and David

                                                                     **If you need childcare during the 1:15pm lecture, please call the Front Office at 206-524-0075.

All events take place at Congregation Beth Shalom. Learning is free and open to the public. Interested in being a Pillar of the Scholar in Residence program? See below.

See the details of the Friday scholar-in-residence programming here.


March 21, 2020
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
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