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Jewish Intellectual History: Jews of Medieval Ashkenaz

Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob
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"Piety and Polemic: The Jews of Medieval Ashkenaz" with David Shyovitz. Part of our "Jewish Intellectual History: The Known and the New" series.

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.

DAVID SHYOVITZ is Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies at Northwestern University. His research and teaching focus on the cultural and intellectual history of medieval Europe, with a particular emphasis on Jewish history and inter-religious relations. He is the author of "A Remembrance of His Wonders: Nature and the Supernatural in Medieval Ashkenaz" (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017).

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.