For two thousand years, Jews and Christians have been reading the Hebrew Bible. Are there new ways to read it in the 21st century? To uncover what’s new in this ancient document, join Alison Joseph, in conversation with Deborah Dash Moore, as they discuss what can be learned about the Torah laws when you set them alongside non-biblical legal documents of the period? How does reading Miriam’s song next to Deborah’s song change how we understand these pieces of poetry? What can artifacts of this period show us about daily life in ancient Israel—its religious practices, household tasks, architecture, and art? Explore how we can read the Bible today in relation to the development of Judaism from ancient times to the present.
This lecture will be moderated by Deborah Dash Moore, Editor-in-Chief of the Posen Library; Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History and Professor of Judaic Studies, University of Michigan and Gila Silverman, Director of Jewish Lifelong Learning, Siegal Lifelong Learning, Case Western Reserve University.
This lecture is in partnership with the Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization.