VBS College of Jewish Studies with Professor Deena Aronoff "The Real Rambam: The Many Faces of Moses Maimonides"

The Real Rambam: The Many Faces of Moses Maimonides
Guest Speaker Professor Deena Aronoff, University of California, Berkeley
Deena Aronoff is Assistant Professor of Medieval Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union. Her interests include rabbinic literature, medieval patterns of Jewish thought, and the broader question of continuity and change in Jewish history. She is particularly interested in linguistic speculation as a means by which Jewish scholars articulated cultural affinities and boundaries in ancient, medieval and modern times. Prof. Aronoff teaches courses on Jewish society and culture in the medieval and early-modern European context. She completed her Ph.D. in 2006 in the department of history at Columbia University with a dissertation titled In Pursuit of the Holy Tongue: Jewish Conceptions of Hebrew in the Sixteenth Century. Learn more >


Free and open to the community.

Room: 
Sher Lopaty I
Sher-Lopaty Chapel
Sher Lopaty II
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm