23 January 2013 saw the opening of the exhibition We Have Reason to Inquire: The Life and Works of Rabbi Dr Louis Jacobs. It coincided with the start of the Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies, on the topic of ‘Orthodoxy, Theological Debate and Contemporary Judaism: Exploring Questions Raised in the Thought of Louis Jacobs’.
Dr Miri Freud-Kandel, the Centre’s Fellow in Modern Judaism, has been associated with the Centre since 2000, soon after she came to teach for the Theology Faculty while still a post-doctoral fellow at Cambridge. Her BA in Theology and Religious Studies from Cambridge led to a PhD thesis that was published in 2006 as Orthodox
The Oxford Seminar on ‘Orthodoxy, Theological Debate and Contemporary Judaism: A Critical Exploration of Questions Raised in the Thought of Louis Jacobs’ opened with an international symposium focused on ‘Orthodox Judaism and Theology in the Twenty-first Century’. It was introduced by Dr Miri Freud-Kandel from Oxford and Dr Adam Ferziger of Bar-Ilan University, in the
We are delighted to announce the appointment of five new Governors of the Centre – three of them women: Dr Sondra Hausner Dr Sondra Hausner is University Lecturer in the Study of Religion at Oxford. Her primary teaching interests are social and cultural theories of religion, and her primary research interests are religion in
The Bodleian Library’s ‘Crossing Borders’ exhibition, co-curated by Dr Piet van Boxel and Sabine Arndt, was a great success recently at the Jewish Museum in New York, where it was on show until 3 February 2013. It was the subject of a symposium on Sunday 13 January at the Jewish Museum entitled The Medieval Hebrew
When Piet van Boxel, then Curator of the Bodleian Library’s Hebrew Collection and Director of the Centre’s Muller Library, mounted ‘Crossing Borders: Hebrew Manuscripts as the Meeting Place of Cultures’ in 2008 in Oxford, he assembled a display of some of the world’s most important Hebrew manuscripts. The exhibition tells the story of how Christian