The Shaol & Louis Pozez Memorial Lectureship Series with guest Prof. Gary A. Rendsburg, Ph.D. | The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies

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The Shaol & Louis Pozez Memorial Lectureship Series with guest Prof. Gary A. Rendsburg, Ph.D.


Mon, 04/12/2021 - 15:00 to 16:00

The Shaol & Louis Pozez Memorial Lectureship Series

Monday, April 12, 3pm (AZ Time)
Live | Free & Open to All
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Classical Jewish Texts, from Parchment to Internet

Over the course of more than two millennia, Jewish texts have transitioned from scroll to codex to book – and now to the digital age. This talk will survey the classical Jewish sources (Bible, Mishnah, Talmud, Haggadah, etc.) from before the age of printing, now available on the internet for the public at large to view, read, and study. This talk will bring this old-new world of Jewish Studies scholarship to the general community in an accessible manner. We will focus both on the contents of the manuscripts (especially when they differ from later printed editions) and the history of these documents, including their preservation in museums and libraries for centuries, along with the move to greater access in the current digital age. To present just one tease: we will look at Passover Haggadot with two, three, four, and even five questions!

Gary A. Rendsburg, Blanche and Irving Laurie Professor of Jewish History, Professor in the Department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University, New Jersey, U.S.A