Tuesday
Nov292016

Public lecture, Berlin

The Golem. Cathy Gelbin will give a talk entitled 'The Golem in German-Speaking Popular Culture' at the Jewish Museum in Berlin on 13 December 2016. Further information.

Tuesday
Nov292016

New publication

Hebrew Bible. Adrian Curtis, 'From People and Book to Text in Context: Volumes that Speak Volumes, in John Jarick (ed.) SOTS at 100: Centennial Essays of the Society for Old Testament Study (London: Bloomsbury, 2017). Further information.

Tuesday
Nov292016

New publication

Dead Sea Scrolls. George J. Brooke, 'Isaiah in Some of the Non-Scriptural Dead Sea Scrolls' in F. Wilk & P. Gemeinhardt (eds), Transmission and Inter- pretation of the Book of Isaiah in the Context of Intra- and Interreligious Debates (Peeters: Leuven, 2016). Further information.

Tuesday
Nov292016

New publication

Hebrew Bible. Adrian Curtis, 'To map or not to map? A biblical dilemma', in John Barton (ed.), The Hebrew Bible: a Critical Companion (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2016), 557-573. Further information.

Thursday
Nov172016

New publication

Journal of Semitic Studies. The latest volume of the JSS (61:2 Autumn 2016), which is edited at the University of Manchester, is now available. Further information.

Wednesday
Nov162016

New publication

Reform Judaism and trauma. Michael Hilton, 'In Memory of Rosemary' in Terror, Trauma and Tragedy: Rabbinic Responses, Jonathan Romain and David Mitchell, eds (Movement for Reform Judaism: London, 2016), 41-46. Further information.

Tuesday
Nov152016

New publication

Dead Sea scrolls. George Brooke, 'Modelling Jeremiah Traditions in the Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls. A Response to Eibert Tigchelaar,' in Jeremiah’s Scriptures: Production, Reception, Interaction, and Transformation (ed. H. Najman and K. Schmid; JSJSup 173; Leiden: Brill, 2017), 307–18. Further information.

Tuesday
Nov152016

Radio France

Holocaust history. Jean-Marc Dreyfus contributed to a radio programme on testimonies of the Holocaust, broadcasted on November 8, for the commemoration of the Paris terror attacks. Listen again.

Tuesday
Nov152016

New publication

Dead Sea scrolls. George Brooke, 'MS 1909: 1QRule of Blessings (1Q28b) frg. 25a, 1QSb V 22–25,' in Gleanings from the Caves: Dead Sea Scrolls and Artefacts from the Schøyen Collection (ed. T. Elgvin with K. Davis and M. Langlois; LSTS 71; London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2016), 273–81. Further information.

Tuesday
Nov152016

Public debate, London

Contemporary anti-semitism. Jean-Marc Dreyfus contributed to a panel on 'Antisemitism Revisited' at the Battle of Ideas, Barbican Centre, London, 22 October 2016. Further information.

Tuesday
Nov152016

New publication

Qumran history. George Brooke, 'The Visualisation of the Sacred at Qumran,' in Sybils, Scriptures, and Scrolls: John Collins at Seventy (ed. J. Baden, H. Najman and E.J.C. Tigchelaar; JSJSup 175; Leiden: Brill, 2017), 225–40. Further information.

Tuesday
Nov152016

New publication

Holocaust history. Jean-Marc Dreyfus, Les rapports de Berlin: André François-Poncet et le national-socialisme (Reports from Berlin: André François-Poncet and national-socialism) (Paris: Fayard, 2016). Further information.

Tuesday
Nov152016

New publication

Second Temple history. George Brooke, 'Patterns of Presthood, Priestliness and Priestly Functions in Second Temple Period Texts,' Judaïsme ancien – Ancient Judaism 4 (2016). Further information.

Tuesday
Nov152016

New publication

Holocaust history. Jean-Marc Dreyfus, 'Une mauvaise réputation: le docteur Julius Hallervorden et sa collection de cerveaux dans la République Fédérale d’Allemagne' (A bad reputation: Dr. Julius Hallervorden and his collection of brains in the Fédéral Republic of Germany), XXme Siècle Revue d’Histoire, 131, July-September 2016, 139-150. Further information.

Tuesday
Nov152016

New publication

Dead Sea scrolls. George Brooke, 'New Perspectives on the Significance of the Scrolls for the New Testament and Early Christian Literature,' Dead Sea Discoveries 23 (2016): 267–79. Further information.

Monday
Nov142016

Public lecture, Manchester Jewish Museum

Jewish Magic and Halloween. Philip Alexander gave a talk entitled 'Jewish Magic illustrated by Jewish Amulets in the Rylands Library' at the Manchester Jewish Museum. 31 October 2016. Further information.

Monday
Nov142016

Klezmer performance

Forthcoming event featuring the Michael Kahan Kapelye. The University's klezmer band will perform at the Manchester Jewish Museum, 7:30-10pm, Thu 8 December 2016. Further information.

Monday
Nov142016

Conference paper, Leipzig

Origins of Aramaean Christianity. Professor Emeritus John Healey FBA gave a paper entitled "'Aramaeans' and Aramaic in Transition: Western Influences and the Roots of Aramaean Christianity" at a conference held under the aegis of The Minerva Center for the Relations between Israel and Aram in Biblical Times in Leipzig, 6-9 June 2016. Minerva Centers are sponsored by the Max Planck Gesellschaft/Minerva Stiftung and one of the aims is to foster academic links between Germany and Israel. Further information.

Monday
Nov142016

Conference paper, Texas

Moses Gaster and the Samaritan Book of Joshua. Katharina Keim will present a paper on 'Manuscript and Text: The Book of Joshua in the Samaritan Tradition' at the Society of Biblical Literature conference in San Antonio, Texas, 19-22 November 2016. Further information.

Monday
Nov142016

New publication

Midrash. Katharina Keim, Pirqei deRabbi Eliezer: Structure, Coherence, Intertextuality. AJEC 96 (Leiden: Brill, 2017). Further information.

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