"Love-Ideal and Real-in the Jewish Tradition from the Hebrew Bible to Modern Times"

Sunday, September 18 and Monday, September 19, 2005

Susan A. Brayford
Centenary College

"What's Love Got to Do With It?"

Yudit Greenberg
Rollins College

"Constructing a Jewish Philosophy of Love: Possibilities and Challenges"

Joel Hecker
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

"Kissing Kabbalists: Hierarchy, Reciprocity, and Equality"

Charles D. Isbell
Louisiana State University

"Love in the Palace: Some Things Just Aren't Done"

Gail Labovitz
The University of Judaism

"Is Rav's Wife 'a Dish'?: Food and Eating Metaphors in Rabbinic Discourse on Sexuality and Gender Relations"

Daniel J. Lasker
Ben Gurion University

"Can Jewish Philosophers Love God?"

Oliver Leaman
University of Kentucky

"The Secular and the Erotic in Jewish Treatments of Love: The Song of Songs"

Keren R. McGinity
Brown University

"Were Women Who Intermarried Still Jewish?: A Twentieth Century History of Identity in America"

Phillip Munoa
Hope College

"Love at First Sight: Aseneth's Love for Joseph in Joseph and Aseneth"

Alisha Pomazon
McMaster University

"Love of the Neighbor: Hermann Cohen's Response to Nineteenth Century Bibical Exegesis"

Panthea Reid
Princeton, NJ

"From Osipovichi to Omaha: Sources for Tillie Olsen's 'Tell Me a Riddle'"

Lawrence H. Schiffman
New York University

KEYNOTE-"Commandment or Emotion?: Love of God, Family, and Humanity in Classical Judaism"

Zion Zohar
Florida International University

"Peace and Love (Sexuality) in the Book of Zohar"