Not in the Heavens: The Relationship of Jewish Secularism to Its Religious Tradition

WorkshopDavid Biale is Emanuel Ringelblum Professor of Jewish History at the University of California, Davis. One of the world's leading Jewish historians, he is the author of Gershom Scholem: Kabbalah and Counter-History (1979), Power & Powerlessness in Jewish History (1986), Eros and the Jews: From Biblical Israel to Contemporary America (1992), and Blood and Belief: The Circulation of a Symbol Between Jews and Christians (2007). In addition, he has edited the three-volume Cultures of the Jews: A New History (2002-2006) and co-edited Insider/Outsider: American Jews and Multiculturalism (1998). He is currently completing a book on Jewish secular thought and is editing the Judaism section of the Norton Anthology of World Religions

Lecture location: Music Room, Levis Faculty Center 

Date: 3/30/2009, 7 pm

Workshop - "From Blood Libel to Blood Community: Self-Defence and Self-Assertion in Modern Jewish Culture

Location: 109 English Building

Date: 3/31/2009, 4 pm

Harriet, Bruce, DavidAdditional lecture sponsored by the Department of Religion  - "Blood, Sex, and Power: The Long Durée of Jewish Cultural History"Location: Music Room, Levis Faculty Center 

Date: 3/31/2009, 7:30 pm