Upcoming Events

Winter 2024 Shapiro Lecture with Dr. Joel Kaminsky


The idea that God specially chose the people of Israel is central to the theology of the Hebrew Bible yet is among the most maligned and misunderstood biblical concepts. This talk aims to introduce major aspects of the Hebrew Bible’s election theology by highlighting how early Christian and ancient rabbinic sources adopted various facets of […]

Spring 2024 Shapiro Lecture with Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal


It's complicated! Network analysis and Jewish-Christian relationships in the Babylonian Talmud.   This talk will introduce a new set of methodological tools for understanding the connections between Jews and Christians in late antiquity. Together with a zoologist, Prof. Yossi Yovel, Bar-Asher Siegal will use network analysis, commonly used in sciences, to generate models of inter-religious […]