Sharon Keller: Sex, Magic, and Death in the Hebrew Bible

Dr Sharon Keller (Hofstra University) delivers talks on Sex, Death, and Magic. The lecture was part of the Orange County Community Scholars Program (OCCSP), podcasted January 5-31, 2016.

The talks are available in m4a audio format:

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Lee Levine: The Revolutionary Effects Of Archaeology On The Study Of Jewish History

Professor Lee Levine (Hebrew University) delivered a talk on “The Revolutionary Effects Of Archaeology On The Study Of Jewish History“. The lecture was part of the Orange County Community Scholars Program (OCCSP), podcasted July 6, 2004.

Levine discusses Herod in Judea and the Dura-Europos synagogue in Syria.

The talk is available in m4a audio format:

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Lee Levine: The Passover Seder – Jewish, Christian Or Pagan

Professor Lee Levine (Hebrew University) delivered a talk on “The Passover Seder – Jewish, Christian Or Pagan“. The lecture was part of the Orange County Community Scholars Program (OCCSP), podcasted July 5, 2004.

The talk is available in m4a audio format:

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Baruch Schwartz: Did Moses Really write the Torah?

Baruch SchwartzCan “a sincere, religious commitment to traditional Judaism can be reconciled with the non-Mosaic origin of the Torah?”

Professor Baruch Schwartz (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) addresses this topic as part of the Orange County Community Scholars Program (OCCSP).

Personally, I have arrived at the conclusion that there is no contradiction whatsoever between fidelity to the critical method of studying the Bible and commitment to Jewish belief and practice.
Q & A with Dr. Baruch J. Schwartz

The talk “Moses Wrote This Torah’ [Deuteronomy 31:9]: Did He Really?” is available in m4a audio format:

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Jon D. Levenson on the Akedah / Sacrifice of Isaac

Professor Jon D. Levenson (Harvard Divinity School) delivered three talks on the Akedah, or sacrifice of Isaac, in Genesis 22, as part of the Orange County Community Scholars Program (OCCSP).

The talks are available in m4a audio format:

Midrash: What Bothered the Rabbis In Genesis 22 (July 8, 2008)

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The Afterlife of the Story In Judaism (With A Glance At Christianity & Islam, Too) (July 9, 2008)

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The Artistry of Genesis 22 (July 11, 2008)

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Yair Zakovitch on Esther: “Where is God Hiding?”

Professor Yair Zakovitch (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) delivered a talk on the Book of Esther, the only biblical book which does not mention God. The lecture, entitled “Where is God Hiding?‘ was part of the Orange County Community Scholars Program (OCCSP), podcasted January 30, 2005.

The talk is available in m4a audio format:

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Yair Zakovitch on Intermarriage, Ruth versus Ezra and Deuteronomy

Professor Yair Zakovitch (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) delivered a talk on “Intermarriage And Halachic Creativity” as part of the Orange County Community Scholars Program (OCCSP), podcasted Feburary 17, 2005.

The talk is available in m4a audio format:

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Yair Zakovitch – The Concept Of Miracle In The Bible

Professor Yair Zakovitch (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) delivered a talk on “The Concept Of Miracle In The Bible” as part of the Orange County Community Scholars Program (OCCSP), podcasted January 21, 2005.

The talk is available in m4a audio format:

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Yair Zakovitch – Historical Criticism as Literary Archaeology

Professor Yair Zakovitch (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) delivered a talk on historical criticism as “Literary Archaeology” as part of the Orange County Community Scholars Program (OCCSP), podcasted January 19, 2005.

The talk is available in m4a audio format:

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Yair Zakovitch – Life Beyond Life In The Bible

Professor Yair Zakovitch (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) delivered a talk on “Life Beyond Life In The Bible” as part of the Orange County Community Scholars Program (OCCSP), podcasted January 20, 2005.

The talk is available in m4a audio format:

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Steven Katz on The Jewish Encounter With Hellenism

Professor Steven Katz (Director of the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University) delivered a talk on “The Jewish Encounter With Hellenism” as part of the Orange County Community Scholars Program (OCCSP), podcasted February 13, 2007.

The talk is available in m4a audio format:

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Steven Katz on The Emergence of the Hasmonean State and its Political and Theological Consequences

Professor Steven Katz (Director of the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University) delivered a talk on “The Emergence of the Hasmonean State and its Political and Theological Consequences” as part of the Orange County Community Scholars Program (OCCSP), podcasted January 30, 2007.

The talk is available in m4a audio format:

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