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Thursday, March 7 • 11:00 - 13:00
#7/164 – Modern-Jewish and Christian Perspectives on the Talmud

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This panel is sponsored by the scholarly network INIRE (International Network for Interreligious Research and Education) https://sites.duke.edu/inire/

This proposed panel seeks to examine images of the Talmud, the central document of rabbinic culture, among critical viewers: It opens with a lecture on the highly hostile Nicholas of Lyra, moves to a panoramic overview of the evolving Christian (and other non-Jewish) images of the Talmud from late antiquity to the present, and ends with the renaissance of the Talmud among French and German 20th century Jewish thinkers. These thinkers sought to free themselves from the “Enlightened” prejudice toward the Talmud.

• Zohar Maor (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)

• Ari Geiger (Bar-Ilan University, Israel) - The Attitude of Nicholas of Lyra towards the Talmud
• Malachi Hacohen (Duke University) - The Talmud in non-Jewish Eyes 
• Ori Werdiger (Chicago University) - On Talmudic ignorance and erudition: The status of Talmud in the Paris School of Jewish Thought 
• Zohar Maor (Bar-Ilan University, Israel) - An Ambivalent Turn: The Changing Image of the Talmud Among 20 th Century German-Jewish Intellectuals

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Ari Geiger

Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Malachi Hacohen

Duke University

Ori Werdiger

Chicago University

Zohar Maor

Bar-Ilan University, Israel



International Network for Interreligious Research and Education

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