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Scroll Down: Classical Jewish Texts, from Parchment to Internet with Professor Gary A. Rendsburg

Past Sessions
Thursday, January 31, 2019 25 Shevat 5779 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Conference Rooms
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 17 Shevat 5779 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Conference Rooms
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10 Shevat 5779 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Conference Rooms
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 3 Shevat 5779 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Conference Rooms

Congregation Agudath Israel Adult Scholarly Committee

is proud to welcome back

Gary A. Rendsburg

Blanche and Irving Laurie Professor of Jewish History

Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.

Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23 and 30 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Conference Rooms 2 and 3

Scroll Down: 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 four-part series will survey the classical Jewish sources (Bible, Mishnah, Talmud, Siddur, Haggadah, etc.) from before the age of printing, now available on the internet for the public at large to view, read, and study.

The lecture series will bring this old-new world of Hebrew 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 sneak preview: we will look at various manuscripts of the Passover Haggadah – with two, three, four, and even five questions!

 

Wednesday, January 9 7:00 – 9:00 pm Lecture One: The Bible

Wednesday, January 16 7:00 – 9:00 pm Lecture Two: Mishnah and Talmudim

Wednesday, January 23 7:00 – 9:00 pm Lecture Three: The Cairo Genizah

Wednesday, January 30 7:00 – 9:00 pm Lecture Four: Siddur, Maḥzor, and Haggadah

 

Please include the names of all attendees in the notes section.

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