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Jewish Intellectual History: Was 2nd Temple Judaism Sectarian?

Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob
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"Was Second Temple Judaism Really Sectarian? And If So, What's a Sect?" with Malka Simkovich. Part of Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob's learning series, “Jewish Intellectual History: The Known and the New.”

Join us this spring and summer as we delve into our intellectual history. Talented educators and academics in our community will offer a variety of classes and workshops designed to provide you with the foundation for Jewish learning that will last a lifetime.

Covering the Biblical, Rabbinic, and Medieval periods, the series will provide an overview of important Jewish figures, events, objects, and ideas.

Tonight: May 6: Was Second Temple Judaism Really Sectarian? And If So, What's a Sect?

Next week: May 13: Philo of Alexandria: His Life, Thought, and Lasting Impact

Malka Simkovich is the Crown-Ryan Chair of Jewish Studies and Director of Catholic-Jewish Studies Program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Her research focuses on the intersection of Second Temple Judaism, Rabbinic Judaism, and Early Christianity. Her first book, "The Making of Jewish Universalism: From Exile to Alexandria", was published in 2016. Her next book, "Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Stories and Scriptures That Shaped Early Judaism", will be published by the Jewish Publication Society in October 2018. Malka is a contributor to TheTorah.com and TheLehrhaus.com, and lectures widely at conferences and synagogues throughout the United States.

Classes are free and open to the community. Refreshments (kosher) will be served!

The series is sponsored by Aviva and David M. Rubin in memory of Aviva's father, Rabbi Jerome Weistop, and David's parents, Frances and Sidney Rubin.