A unique project at the global level: A lecture on Samaritans and Jews in Late Antique Palestine: Rabbinic Perspectives, held by Professor Steven Fine, Yeshiva University of New York
February 11th, 2021
On February 11th 2021, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization resumed its series of communications as part of its project on The Levant, Cradle of Abrahamic Religions with a lecture by Professor Steven Fine, of the Yeshiva University of New York, on the topic of Samaritans and Jews in Late Antique Palestine: Rabbinic Perspectives.
Professor Fine chairs the `Dean Pinkhos Churgin” Department of Jewish History at the Yeshiva University of New York. He is the Director of the Centre for Israeli Studies and the founder of the Jewish Samaritans Project – a unique project in the world, which aims for a multifaceted exploration of the Samaritan people, the descendants of Biblical tribes inhabiting northern Israel. Today, approximately 1000 members of this minority group inhabit the Samaritan sacred mountain of Gerizim and the Israeli city of Holon, featuring a representative culture for both local and global history.
Steven Fine is a historian on the culture of Judaism, his latest volume being The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel (Harvard University Press, 2016). His monograph on Art and Judaism in the Greco-Roman World: Toward a New Jewish Archaeology (Cambridge, 2005, 2nd ed., 2010) was awarded the prestigious Jordan Schnitzer Book Award from the Association for Jewish Studies. Professor Fine is the founding editor of the scientific journal IMAGES: A Journal for the Study of Jewish Art and Visual Culture.
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