Sunday, September 18 and Monday, September 19, 2005
Susan A. Brayford
"What's Love Got to Do With It?"
"Constructing a Jewish Philosophy of Love: Possibilities and Challenges"
"Kissing Kabbalists: Hierarchy, Reciprocity, and Equality"
Charles D. Isbell
"Love in the Palace: Some Things Just Aren't Done"
"Is Rav's Wife 'a Dish'?: Food and Eating Metaphors in Rabbinic Discourse on Sexuality and Gender Relations"
Daniel J. Lasker
"Can Jewish Philosophers Love God?"
"The Secular and the Erotic in Jewish Treatments of Love: The Song of Songs"
Keren R. McGinity
"Were Women Who Intermarried Still Jewish?: A Twentieth Century History of Identity in America"
"Love at First Sight: Aseneth's Love for Joseph in Joseph and Aseneth"
"Love of the Neighbor: Hermann Cohen's Response to Nineteenth Century Bibical Exegesis"
"From Osipovichi to Omaha: Sources for Tillie Olsen's 'Tell Me a Riddle'"
Lawrence H. Schiffman
KEYNOTE-"Commandment or Emotion?: Love of God, Family, and Humanity in Classical Judaism"
"Peace and Love (Sexuality) in the Book of Zohar"