The Annual Jacob and Jennie L. Lichter Lecture Series in Judaic Studies
At the beginning of each academic year, the department of Judaic Studies invites the entire community to attend the Jennie L. and Jacob Lichter Lecture Series, made possible by the Jacob and Jennie L. Lichter Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati. The Lichter Lecture Series, endowed in 1981, is the department's major event of the academic year. Each year the lectures focus on a different theme, and three leading scholars or intellectuals are invited to address it from different angles.
Since the 1980s, the annual Lichter Lecture Series in Judaic Studies has enabled us to bring to UC close to a hundred of the best and the brightest in the various fields of Jewish thought and learning. These lecturers include: Yehuda Amichai, Yahuda Bauer, David Biale, Norman Golb, Paula Hyman, Amos Oz, Rabbi Dr. W. Gunther Plaut, Jonathan D. Sarna, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Sasson Somekh, Norman A. Stillman, James Tabor, Rabbi Mordecai Waxman, Jack Wertheimer, A.B. Yehoshua and Ronald W. Zweig.
Some of the themes of past Lichter Lecture Series have included: 'The Politics of Freedom'; 'Portraits of Israel: Society and Culture'; 'Jewish Women in a changing Society'; 'Heritage of Spanish Jews'; 'Holocaust and Rebirth'; 'From Spain to America: The Legacy of Spanish Jewry, 1492-1992'; 'Voices of Hebrew Literature'; 'Antisemitism: Modern Realities and Contemporary'; 'American Judaism: Present and Future'; 'Religion in American Society'; 'Biblical Archeology'; 'The Jews of France' ; 'Dead Sea Scrolls'; 'The Menorah'; 'Jews and War in the 20th Century'; 'Maimonides Medicine and Ethics'; and 'Jews and Muslims'; 'Jewish Neighborhood, Jewish City' and 'The Eichmann Trial: Fifty Years Later'.
This academic year the Lichter Lecture Series is entitled "Are The Dead Sea Scrolls Dead?" The Series is presented in conjunction with the exhibit of Dead Sea Scrolls opening at the Cincinnati Museum Center in November.
|Monday, Oct 15||Carol Newsom,
|"Angels and Demons in the Dead Sea Scrolls"||Museum Center||7:00 p.m.|
|Monday, November 12||Hershel Shanks,
Biblical Archaeology Society
|"What Do the Dead Sea Scrolls Really Say?"||Mayerson JCC||7:00 p.m.|
|Monday, November 19||Norman Golb,
University of Chicago
|"The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Popular Imagination"||Teachers' College (UC)||7:00 p.m.|
More information about the lectures.
Directions to the Lecture Venues.
If you are interested in having a faculty member from UC speak to your group about the Dead Sea Scrolls, please see the attached list of available lecturers.