Conference: “New Perspectives on Jews and Judaism”

Given my recent research on the Book of Ruth, rabbinic interpretation thereof, and rabbinic conversion I am very disappointed that I will likely be traveling on the West Coast during this conference. If, however, you are in the Philly area and have such interests you should not miss this.

Taking Turns: New Perspectives on Jews and Judaism The 17th Annual Gruss Colloquium in Judaic Studies, May 2-3, 2011

A sampling of the schedule:

Ben Franklin Room, 2nd floor
Houston Hall
3417 Spruce Street

9:15 am   Coffee and Light Breakfast

9:45 am   Greetings

David Ruderman, Ella Darivoff Director,
Katz Center
Rebecca Bushnell, Dean,
School of Arts and Sciences

10:00 am Re-Reading Ruth

Chair: Sara Japhet, Hebrew
University/Katz Center

Adele Berlin, University of Maryland
Ruth and Jewish Identity
in the Persian Period

Jeffrey Shoulson, University of
Miami/Katz Center
“Grafting in Bad Stock”:
Ruth in Early Modern England

Sarah Gracombe, Stonehill
College/Katz Center
“Engrafted” or “Alien”?:
English Representations of
Ruth from 1830 to 1930

Respondent: Kathleen Biddick,
Temple University


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