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THIS FRIDAY NIGHT: Community Dinner with Shabbat Scholar Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal

01/06/2020 11:50:18 AM


This week, Shabbat Vayechi, January 10-11, we will welcome as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, a leading scholar of Jewish-Christian interactions in the ancient world, and author of "Jewish – Christian Dialogues on Scripture in Late Antiquity: Heretics Narratives of the Babylonian Talmud", which was recently published by Cambridge University.

Please join us on Friday night for a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, and over Shabbat for a series of presentations and discussions on a variety of topics including Rabbinic interactions with Christian scholars during the early Talmudic era and Rabbinic life lessons.

Join us as well this Thursday, January 9th, at 7:00 PM as we partner with 929 English to celebrate the publication of Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal’s new book - Jewish-Christian Dialogues on Scripture in Late Antiquity: Heretic Narratives of the Babylonian Talmud (Cambridge University Press, 2019). The lecture will be followed by a reception with light refreshments and wine.​​​​​ For more information, please visit the event page.

Reservations for the Friday night dinner should be made by Wednesday, January 8th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180

This Shabbaton includes:

  • Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat at 4:30 PM
  • Friday night dinner in shul at 6:00 PM (RSVP and payment required)
  • Lecture at 7:30 PM (free – all are welcome)
  • Shabbat morning sermon at 10:30 AM
  • Q & A discussion at Seudah Shelishit at 4:35 PM


Speaking Schedule & Topics

"Christian Monks and Talmudic Rabbis"
Friday Night, 7:30 PM

"Rabbinic Life Lessons from Parshat Vayechi"
Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM

"A Q & A with Dr. Bar-Asher Siegal"
Seudah Shelishit, 4:35 PM


  Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal

Michal Bar-Asher Siegal is a scholar of rabbinic Judaism. Her work focuses on aspects of Jewish-Christian interactions in the ancient world, and compares between Early Christian and rabbinic sources. Her book, Early Christian Monastic Literature and the Babylonian Talmud (Cambridge University Press, 2013, winner of the 2014 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award) compared between Christian monastic and rabbinic sources. Her upcoming book Jewish – Christian Dialogues on Scripture in Late Antiquity: Heretics Narratives of the Babylonian Talmud, will focus on heretics stories in the Babylonian Talmud. She is an elected member of the Israel Young Academy of Sciences and holds the Rosen Family Career Development Chair in Judaic Studies at The Goldstein-Goren Department of Jewish Thought, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Fri, December 4 2020 18 Kislev 5781