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“Love—Ideal and Real—in the Jewish Tradition from the Hebrew Bible to Modern Times”

For More Information:

Colleen Hastings
Creighton University
Hitchcock, Room 304D
2500 California Street
Omaha, NE 68178

(402) 280-2303

colleenhastings@creighton.edu

 

PROGRAM

Sunday, September 18 - Monday, September 19

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Jewish Community Center

 

12:30 - 2:40

Session I

12:30 – 1:10

Susan A. Brayford, Centenary College
“What’s Love Got To Do With It?”

1:15 – 1:55

Gail Labovitz, University of Judaism
“Is Rav’s Wife a ‘Dish’?: Food and Eating Metaphors in Rabbinic Discourse on Sexuality and Gender Relations”

2:00 – 2:40

Keren R. McGinity, Brown University
“Were Women Who Intermarried Still Jewish?:A Twentieth Century History of Identity in America”

2:40 – 2:50

Break

2:50 – 5:00

Session II

2:50 – 3:30

Joel Hecker, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
“Kissing Kabbalists: Hierarchy, Reciprocity, and Equality

3:35 – 4:15

Yudit Greenberg, Rollins College
“Constructing a Jewish Philosophy of Love Possibilities and Challenges”

4:20 – 5:00

Zion Zohar, Florida International University
“Peace and Love (Sexuality) in the Book of the Zohar”

7:30 – 8:45

Keynote Address:
Lawrence H. Schiffman, New York University
“Commandment or Emotion?: Love of God, Family, and Humanity in Classical Judaism”

8:45 – 9:30

Dessert Buffet

 

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Monday, September 19, 2005

Creighton Skutt Student Center

 

8:45 – 10:10

Session III

8:45 – 9:25

Alisha Pomazon, McMaster University
“Love of the Neighbor: Hermann Cohen’s Response to Nineteenth Century Biblical Exegesis”

9:30 – 10:10

Daniel J. Lasker, Ben-Gurion University
“Can Jewish Philosophers Love God?”

10:10 – 10:20

Break

10:20 – 12:30

Session IV

10:20 – 11:00

Oliver Leaman, University of Kentucky
“The Secular and the Erotic in Jewish Treatments of Love: The Song of Songs”

11:05 – 11:45

Phillip Munoa, Hope College
“Love at First Sight: Aseneth’s Love for Joseph in Joseph and Aseneth”

11:50 – 12:30

Panthea Reid, Princeton , NJ
“From Osipovichi to Omaha : Sources for Tillie Olsen’s ‘Tell Me a Riddle’”

12:30-2:00

Lunch and Keynote

1:15 – 2:00

Charles D. Isbell, Louisiana State University
“Love in the Palace: Some Things Just Aren’t Done”

All events are free and open to the public

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