Philosophical Investigation of the Hebrew Scriptures, Talmud and Midrash

Conference of the Shalem Center Institute for Advanced Studies (IFAS)
July 22-25, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013


Konrad Adenauer Conference Center, Mishkenot Sha'ananim 4:00pm OPENING REMARKS Yoram Hazony (IFAS) 4:15pm SESSION 1 Kenneth Seeskin (Northwestern University) "Genesis 2:18: It is Not Good for Man to Be Alone" Session Chair: Yoram Hazony 5:15pm 5:30pm Coffee Break SESSION 2 Roslyn Weiss (Lehigh University) "A Violin Playing Second Fiddle: Aaron's Unique Virtue" Session Chair: Naomi Weiss (Bar Ilan University) 6:30pm Cocktail

Tuesday. 2013 9:00a m SESSION 3 Shmuel Trigano (University of Paris X and IFAS) "The Second Being: The Ontological Landscape of Otherness in the Book of Genesis" Jeremiah Unterman (Independent Scholar) "The Stranger ‫ גר‬in the Jewish Bible and the Ancient Near East" Session Chair: Joshua Weinstein (Shalem College) 11:00a m 11:30a m Coffee Break SESSION 4 James Diamond (University of Toronto) "Biblical Questioning: Philosophy Begins in Anguish" Douglas Kries (Gonzaga University) "Thomas Aquinas' Hebraic Political Philosophy" Session Chair: Friedrich Hansen (Independent Scholar) 1:30p m 3:00p m Lunch SESSION 5 Yoram Hazony (IFAS) "Maybe God Does Have a Hand? Metaphor and Reality in Hebrew Scripture" Session Chair: Hannah Hashkes (Independent Scholar) 4:00p m 4:30p m Coffee Break Tour for Conference Speakers 2 . July 23.

Immortality.Wednesday. 2013 9:00a m SESSION 6 Timothy P. Amsterdam) 5:00p m 5:15p m Coffee Break SESSION 9 Ronna Burger (Tulane University) 3 as Lawgiver and Founder" "In the Wilderness: Moses Session Chair: Nehemia Polen (Hebrew College. MA) . Jackson (Emory University) "Evil. New York) "Revisiting Human Action and the Hebrew-Greek Mind Problem in Analytic Theology" Eric Smith (Nebraska Christian College) "Ancient Near Eastern myth as speculative philosophy" Session Chair: Yitzhak Lifshitz (Shalem College) 1:30p m 3:00p m Lunch SESSION 8 Jaco Gericke (North-West University. Newtown. and the Holiness of God: Some Hebrew (and non-Hebrew) Conceptions" Renee Kohler-Ryan (University of Notre Dame Australia) "The Justice of Jeremiah's Tears" Session Chair: Marton Ribary (University of Nottingham) 11:00a m 11:30a m Coffee Break SESSION 7 Dru Johnson (Kings College. South Africa) "The Love of Wisdom in Proverbs 8: A ComparativePhilosophical Clarification" Chaim Saiman (Villanova Law School) "Talmud Torah as a Way of Knowing" Session Chair: Perry Huesmann (Vrije University. July 24.

Newton MA) "'Strangers in a Land not their Own' – The Conditional Gift of the Land in the Covenant with Abraham" Session Chair: Yechiel Leiter (IFAS) 4:30p m 6:30p m End of Conference. and Workshop Participants 4 . 2013 9:00a m SESSION 10 Berel Dov Lerner (Western Galilee College) "Temporality and Human Agency in the Exodus" Josh Weinstein (Shalem College) "On the Unity of Torah" Session Chair: Eveline Goodman-Thau (Independent Scholar) 11:00a m 11:30a m Coffee Break SESSION 11 Lenn Goodman (Vanderbilt University) "Biblical Logic" Session Chair: Ofir Haivry (IFAS) 12:30p m 2:30p m Lunch SESSION 12 Simon May (Kings College London) "Love and the Promise of Homeland" Rachel Adelman (Hebrew College. book sales Closing Dinner for Conference Speakers.Thursday. Session Chairs. July 25 .

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