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Chicago Scholars Series

Past Sessions
Thursday, June 9, 2022 10 Sivan 5782 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, June 2, 2022 3 Sivan 5782 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, May 26, 2022 25 Iyyar 5782 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, May 19, 2022 18 Iyyar 5782 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Chicago Scholars Series

Five Thursdays at 7:30 PM, via Zoom

May 12, 19, 26, June 2 and 9

May 12, 7:30 PM
Speaker: Professor Sara Hirschhorn
Topic: Forms of Zionism and Their Relevance Today

Dr. Sara Yael Hirschhorn is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Israel Studies at the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University. Her expertise focuses on Diaspora-Israel relations, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Israeli ultra-nationalist movement.

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May 19, 7:30 PM
Speaker: Professor Eli Rosenblatt
Topic: History of the Jews of Suriname

Dr. Eli Rosenblatt is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Northwestern University. His research focuses on modern Judaism, with a particular emphasis on Ashkenazic and Atlantic Jewish cultures in the 19th and 20th centuries. His two current book projects explore the ways in which modern Jewish writers, intellectuals, and activists received and interpreted racial language and politics, both in Eastern Europe and in the Caribbean country of Suriname, home to one of the oldest existing Jewish communities in the Western Hemisphere.

May 26, 7:30 PM
Speaker: Professor Devorah Schoenfeld

Topic: What Jews Should Know About Christianity

Dr. Devorah Schoenfeld is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theology of Loyola University. Her research interests include medieval Bible commentaries and Jewish-Christian relations, and she has also published on dream interpretation in the Talmud and on proofs for the existence of God in medieval Jewish philosophy.

June 2, 7:30 PM
Speaker: Professor Barry Wimpfheimer
Topic: History of the Talmud

Dr. Barry Scott Wimpfheimer is Chair of Religious Studies at Northwestern University. He specializes in the Talmud and other Rabbinic Literature. His work focuses on the Babylonian Talmud as a work of law and literature, and has won a number of prestigious prizes.

June 9, 7:30 PM
Speaker: Professor Ranana Dine
Topic: Jewish Medical Ethics

Ranana Dine is a doctoral student in religious ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School and a research assistant in medical ethics at the University of Chicago’s MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. Her scholarship, teaching, and writing focuses on topics ranging from Jewish medical ethics, the relationship of Judaism and the visual arts, and comparative Jewish-Christian thought.


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