Pearl and Jack Mandel Lecture in Jewish Studies: Daniel Boyarin, "Martyrology as Dialogue: Talmudic and Midrashic Connections with 'Other Judaisms'"

Presented by the University of Toronto Journal for Jewish Thought.

Daniel Boyarin is the Hermann P. and Sophia Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture at the University of California at Berkeley. Boyarin holds positions in the Departments of Near Eastern Studies and Rhetoric.  Boyarin’s work has spanned many topics and fields, but since the early 1990s has been focused on issues of sexuality and gender in Judaism, particularly with reference to the Talmud and Mishnah; and in rethinking the “parting of ways” between Judaism and Christianity in antiquity. A prolific writer, some of Boyarin’s more famous works include, Carnal Israel: Reading Sex in Talmudic Culture, Dying for God: Martyrdom and the Making of Christianity and Judaism, Borderlines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity, and Socrates and the Fat Rabbis.

Date & Time
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 4:00pm

Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100, 170 St. George Street