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February 2008 at the Taube Center for Jewish Studies

Monday, February 4, 2008 12:15-1:30 pm
Building 360- Conference Room (361J)

Teaching colloquium
Shaul Magid, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Chair, Jewish Studies in Modern Judaism, Indiana University, Bloomington

Closed Event: Open to Faculty and Graduate Students only

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 4:15 pm
Building 200- Room 034

Charisma Speaking: Uniqueness, Incarnation, and Sacred Language (Lashon ha-Kodesh) in Nahman of Bratslav's Self-Fashioning
Lecture by Shaul Magid

Closed Event: Open to Faculty and Graduate Students only

Monday & Wednesday, February 4 & 6    9:00-12:00 noon
Building 360- Conference Room (361J)

Stanford /Berkeley Block Seminar (Bavli)
Aharon Shemesh, Professor of Talmud, Bar-Ilan University
Text and Culture Series

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 5:15pm
Building 200- Room 034

Counterfeit Judaism: Mimic Jews and Jewish Mimics in Antiquity
Lecture by Steve Weitzman, Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Chair, Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Bloomington

Closed Event: Open to Faculty and Graduate Students only

Thursday, February 7, 2008 12:15- 1:30 pm
Building 360- Conference Room (361J)

Teaching colloquium
Steve Weitzman

Closed Event: Open to Faculty and Graduate Students only

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 12:00 noon
Building 260- Room 252 (German Studies Library)

'Persians and Indians and Blacks': Leah Goldberg and the Orientalism Seminar in Bonn in the 30s
Professor Yifaat Weiss, Department of the History of the Jewish People, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Co-sponsored with The Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages Research Unit and The Freeman Spogli Forum on Contemporary Europe

Thursday, February 7, 2008  7:30 pm
Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa Avenue

Agi Mishol, Poet and author, In conversation with Dan Miron, Leonard Kaye Professor of Hebrew Literature and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

Hebrew @ Stanford
Free and Open to the Public

Monday, February 11, 2008, 12:15- 1:30 pm
Building 360- Conference Room (361J)

Teaching Colloquium
David Biale, Professor of Jewish History, Department of History, University of California Davis

Closed Event: Open to Faculty and Graduate Students only

Monday, February 11, 2008 6:00 pm
Building 200- Room 034

Not in the Heavens: The Premodern Roots Of Jewish Secularism
Lecture by David Biale

Closed Event: Open to Faculty and Graduate Students only

Tuesday, February 19, 2008, 6:00pm
Building 460 - Terrace Room 4th Floor

Undergraduate Dinner
Co-sponsored with the H&S Dean's Office

Thursday, February 21, 2008, Afternoon
Location: TBA

Jewish-Lithuanian Relations in the Interwar Era
Darius Staliunas, Professor of History, Lithuanian Institute of History, Vilnius

Co-sponsor: Center for European Studies

Friday, February 22, 2008 10:00 am
Building 360- Conference Room (361J)
Brunch colloquium

Memory and Tradition in the Book of Numbers
Adriane Leveen, Professor of Hebrew Bible, Hebrew Union College

The Clara Sumpf Yiddish Lecture Series

Dan Miron, Leonard Kaye Professor of Hebrew Literature and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

1) Tuesday, February 26, 2008  12:00 noon
Location: TBA

Literature as the vehicle for a nationalist "Rennaissance"- the models of I. L. Peretz and Kh. N. Bialik
(in Yiddish)

2) Wednesday, March 5, 2008  8:00 pm
Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa Avenue

Breathing Through Both Nostrils? Mendele Moicher Sforim's Yiddish/Hebrew Bilingualism and its Cultural Significance
(in English)

Free and Open to the Public