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L.I.F.E. Lecture – From Sectarianism to Consensus: The Rise of Rabbinic Judaism

L.I.F.E. Lecture – From Sectarianism to Consensus: The Rise of Rabbinic Judaism

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: B'nai Israel Congregation

Address: 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852

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  • Type: Social Event, Speaker
  • Audience: Adults
  • Membership: Not Required
  • Registration: Required
  • Cost: $10/General Admission, $8/BASONOVA; Bender JCC Member, $5/Ring House Resident; College Student; B’nai Israel Congregant; Haberman Institute Member, High School Students and BAF Subscribers are Free of Charge
  • Topic: Arts & Culture, Jewish Heritage, Jewish History, Just for Fun, Speaker

The late Second Temple period was an era of spiritual and religious ferment that manifested itself in a variety of Jewish groups. Each sect had their own approach to Jewish Law, identity, and social constructs. The competition between these groups brought about the Great Revolt against Rome (66–73 CE) and the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple. In the aftermath, a consensus emerged around rabbinic Judaism that would sustain the Jewish people for two millennia. Based on both textual sources and archaeological discoveries, this presentation reconstructs this process and its testimony to the vitality of the Jewish tradition.

LAWRENCE H. SCHIFFMAN is the Judge Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University and Director of the Global Institute for Advanced Research in Jewish Studies. He received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University. He is a specialist in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Judaism in Late Antiquity, the history of Jewish law, and Talmudic literature. He has lectured widely at universities, academic conferences, and for community organizations and is a contributing editor of the Long Island Jewish World newspaper. More recently he served as the academic advisor
to the exhibition at Discovery Times Square entitled, The Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times.

For more information, send an email to: baf.jccgw@gmail.com or visit jccgw.org/baf.

Cosponsored by the Biblical Archaeology Forum, the Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virgina, and the Haberman Institute.

Organized by: Rachel Levine-Hyman

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