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The Jewish Forum and The Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan

in cooperation with

Federation’s Alliance for Jewish Education, Fed Ed, and
The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit’s SAJE (Seminars for Adult Jewish Enrichment)

Present a unique day of adult Jewish learning... 

THE CULTURE OF JEWISH OBJECTS:
A Day with the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies

The University of Michigan's Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies annually assembles an outstanding group of fellows for collaborative research and scholarship. This is a very special opportunity for members of the Jewish community of Metropolitan Detroit, Ann Arbor and the region to hear these remarkable scholars present their work and interact with them.
 


Sunday, February 7, 2010, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jewish Community Center, Jimmy Prentis Morris Building, Oak Park

Fees, including a kosher lunch: $40 per person; $25 for students, Jewish educators and Jewish community professionals.
Advance registration and payment required by Friday, January 29, 2010.
To register, please call 248.432.5692

Schedule

9:30 a.m. Check in/Refreshments/Welcome

10 a.m. Session 1 (choose one)
1A – Keren McGinity Shiksa: Object of Jewish Desire or Derision?
1B – Oded Zehavi Halleluja: Setting Tehilim (Psalms) to Music

11 a.m. Break/Refreshments

11:10 a.m. Session 2 (choose one)
2A – Oren Gutfeld News from the Past: Jerusalem at the End of  the Second Temple Period
2B – Michael Artzy Excavating Ancient Harbors

12:10 p.m.
Kosher lunch

1:15 p.m. Session 3 (choose one)
3A – Chava Weissler Contemporary Tallitot and Their Intersection with Both Renewal and Feminism
3B – Michal Kravel-Tovi Visuality, Temporality and Messianism: The Case Study of Lubavitcher Hasidism

2 p.m.
Break/Refreshments

2:10 p.m. Closing Panel How to Talk About Jewish Objects
Naomi Feuchtwanger-Sarig, Shlomo Berger, Todd Endelman, Chava Weissler and Oren Gutfeld

The participating Frankel Institute scholars and their areas of research and writing:

Michal Artzy (University Of Haifa): “Coastal Canaanite Influence on Israelite Cults”
Shlomo Berger
(University Of Amsterdam): “Early Modern Yiddish Books”
Naomi Feuchtwanger-Sarig
(Tel Aviv University): “Jewish Life in Ashkenaz in the Early Modern Period: Proposing a Reconstruction”
Oren Gutfeld
(University Of Michigan): “Jewish Material Culture in the Judean Shephelah during the Second Temple Period” 
Michal Kravel-Tovi
(Hebrew University): “Materializing the New Jewish Self” 
Chava Weissler
(Lehigh University): “Contemporary Tallitot and Their Intersection with Both Renewal and Feminism”
Oded Zehavi
(University Of Haifa): “T'ka Beshofar (Sound the Great Shofar): The Unanswered Cry of the Shofar”

The participating Frankel Center scholars  and their areas of research and writing:

 Keren McGinity (University of Michigan, Mandell L. Berman Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary American Jewish Life): “Shiksa: Object of Jewish Desire or Derision?”
Todd Endelman
(University of Michigan, William Haber Professor of Modern Jewish History; The Jews of Britain, 1656-2000 [pub. 2002])

 

                           

 

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