Public Talks available from Fellows

Permanent and visiting fellows of the Centre frequently give talks to the wider public in their areas of expertise.

To arrange a talk by one of the Fellows for your organisation please contact Sue Forteath <sue.forteath@ochjs.ac.uk > with as many details as possible of your preferred topic, date and location.
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Dr Miri Freud-Kandel
The British Chief Rabbinate – A Model for Leadership or Decline?
Torah im Derekh Eretz vs Torah u’Madda – Modern Orthodox Judaism Today
Orthodoxy, Theology, Mesorah, and the Web
The Jacobs Affair in Hindsight – Fifty years since the founding of the New London Synagogue
Approaches to Revelation
Judaism and Gender
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Professor Martin Goodman
Jews and Romans
The destruction of the Jerusalem Temple: causes and significance
Variety within Judaism
Writing a history of Judaism
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Dr Sara Hirschhorn
The Israeli settler movement
The Arab-Israeli conflict
Zionism
Contemporary Israeli politics
American/Diaspora Jewish relations and Israel
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Dr Adriana X Jacobs
Israeli Poetry in Wartime
Israeli literature in English translation
Israel Literature in English
Yehuda Amichai
Leah Goldberg
Hebrew and Jewish translation
Contemporary Israeli Poetry
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Professor Jan Joosten
Abraham
Text discoveries in the Judaean Desert (Qumran)
The translation of the Bible
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Dr César Merchán Hamann
Menasseh ben Israel
The Bodleian Judaica Collections
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Professor David Rechter
European Jewry and the First World War
The Jewish Question and Jewish Politics in Pre-Holocaust Europe
The Jews of the Habsburg Empire.
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Professor Alison Salvesen
Jewish learning in St Jerome’s Latin Vulgate
From parchment scrolls to bible apps: how Hebrew Scriptures made it to the modern age
“Thou Shalt Not”: what early Christians did with the Jewish Ten Commandments.
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Dr Jeremy Schonfield
The ‘argument’ of the daily liturgy
Undercurrents of the Shema, Amidah and Torah reading.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol and prayer
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Professor Joanna Weinberg
Jewish-Christian relations in early modern Europe
Midrash and creative bible interpretation
The Early Modern Jewish Library and its Christian Borrowers
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