"The Joshua Generation: Israeli Occupation and the Bible" – an online book discussion with author Rachel Havrelock and Yael Zerubavel

WhenOctober 29, 2020 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
WhereOther Location
Contact InformationChicago Center for Jewish Studies
Descriptionβ€œThe Joshua Generation goes beyond traditional biblical scholarship, offering an evocative study of the role of the bible in Israeli culture and the impact of politics on modern scriptural reinterpretations. Havrelock raises gripping questions about the intersection of the bible with history, archaeology, politics, and national memory.” So writes Yael Zerubavel, Professor of Jewish Studies and History Emerita at Rutgers University, the author of "Desert in the Promised Land," and our guest for this online discussion, along with author Rachel Havrelock, Associate Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Our moderator for the discussion will be our own Orit Bashkin, Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and Director, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the University of Chicago. Please register for this online event at
https://uchicago.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvc-mhpzouHNMRXSPop8UYMhmqALFmiS2C
The event is sponsored by the Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago. For more information, contact Nancy Pardee, administrator of the Greenberg Center, at npardee@uchicago.edu.
CategoriesConferences/Lectures, Discussions, Special Events, Publication Events
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