Michael Walzer on Biblical Politics

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Professor Michael Walzer, of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, delivered the 2008 Samuel & Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies at the University of Washington. Each is available on YouTube. The topic of Michael Walzer’s lecture series is “Biblical Politics”.

Part 1
Where Were the Elders?

Part 2
Prophecy and Criticism

Part 3
The Meaning of Kingship

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Ilana Pardes on the Song of Solomon and Shmuel Agnon

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Professor Ilana Pardes, of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, delivered the 2010 Samuel & Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies at the University of Washington. The lectures discuss Shmuel Agnon’s novel Yesteryear and the methods of Zionist and modern secular exegesis of the Hebrew Bible. The audio of each lecture is available in mp3 format.

April 25
“‘Upon the Handles of the Lock’: Agnon, Balak and the Israeli Bible”

April 27
“Agnon’s Ethnographies of Love and the Quest for the Ultimate Song”