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February 2006 at the Taube Center for Jewish Studies

February 2, 12:00 Noon
Building 240, room 201

Itinerant Rabbis in a Global Diaspora: Philanthropy and Jewish Identity in the Eighteenth Century
Matthias B. Lehmann, Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies, Department of History, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Co-Sponsored with the Mediterranean Forum

February 3, 12:00 Noon
Building 240, room 207

The Merchant at the Threshold: Russian Jewish Assimilation and the Christological Imagination
Amelia Glaser , Stanford University

February 6, 12:00 Noon
Building 240, room 201

Searching for God in Judaism
Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller , Executive Director, UCLA Hillel

Co-Sponsored with Hillel House at Stanford

February 9, 12:00 Noon
Building 240, room 207

The Zionist body: between metaphor and reality
Michael Gluzman , Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, Tel Aviv University

Co-Sponsored with Hebrew@Stanford

February 15, 12:00 Noon
Building 240, room 201

Books and posterity: publication and commemoration among ottoman jews
Minna Rozen , Professor of Jewish History, Haifa University

Co-Sponsored with the Mediterranean Forum

February 17, 12:00 Noon
Building 240, room 207

Zionist political culture and decision making in pre-state israel
Kenneth W. Stein , William E. Schatten Professor of Contemporary Middle Eastern History and Israeli Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

February 17, 3:00 PM
Building 240, room 201

Historic Perspective on Kaballah
Moshe Idel , Hebrew University

February 21, 7:30 PM
Building 200, room 002

Jews in the Modern Arab World
Joel Beinin , Stanford University