Jan 29

Jewbilee: Multicultural Judaism

Los Gatos, CA

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A Talmudic Monk: Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai's "Stay in a Cave"
Prof. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal
Goldstein-Goren Department of Jewish Thought
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Sunday, January 29, 2023

Jewish Silicon Valley
14855 Oka Road
Los Gatos, CA 95032


Celebrating the diversity of Jewish Culture.

Honoring and sharing the array of ways people practice, celebrate, claim, and represent their Jewish identity.

Understanding how one’s Jewish-self fits within the larger community and history.

For many, it will be a day of discovery and education. For all, it will be a day of celebration and connection.

Join us to hear from a variety of great speakers, including BGU’s own Prof. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal.

1:00 P.M. PT Program Begins
2:45 P.M. PT  Prof. Michal’s presentation,
part of Breakout Session 1


To register for the full program (in-person or virtual), please click here.

To join virtually for Prof. Michal’s session only, please email Jerami Shecter at [email protected] for the zoom link.

To view more information about the full program, please click here.

 Prof. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal is a scholar of rabbinic Judaism. Her work focuses on aspects of Jewish-Christian interactions in the ancient world and compares early Christian and rabbinic sources. She is a faculty member at the Goldstein-Goren Department of Jewish Thought at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and she was an elected member of the Israel Young Academy of Sciences. During the 2022-2023 academic year, she was the Horace Goldsmith Visiting Professor in Judaic Studies at Yale University. Her first book is Early Christian Monastic Literature and the Babylonian Talmud (Cambridge University Press, 2013; winner of the 2014 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award). Her second book is Jewish-Christian Dialogues on Scripture in Late Antiquity: Heretic Narratives of the Babylonian Talmud (Cambridge University Press, 2019; finalist, National Jewish Book Award, 2019).