2005–2006 Topic: “Redescribing the Holy Man: Theoretical Frameworks and Specific Applications”

Meetings are typically scheduled for 7:00-9:00 pm on Thursday evenings. The Friday meeting in November and the Wednesday meeting in March are exceptions. Meetings are currently scheduled as follows.

20 October, 2005

“From Holy Man to Ritual Experts”
David Frankfurter, University of New Hampshire

Friday, 18 November, 2005

Roundtable Discussion

2 February, 2006

“Constructing Rabbinic Authority and Holiness”
Naomi Koltun-Fromm, Haverford College

Wednesday, 1 March, 2006

“Sacred Realism: Rhetorical and Redactional Strategies in Rabbinic Exempla”
Moshe Simon-Shoshan, Hebrew University

27 April, 2006

“Ensouled Laws (Abraham and Moses): Sage as Text and Text as Sage in the Writings of Philo of Alexandria
Hindy Najman, University of Toronto

4 May, 2006

“Between the Martyrs and Hagiography: ‘Holiness’ and the Cult of the Martyrs in the Cappadocian Fathers, Mothers and Families”
Vasiliki Limberis, Temple University