Sects and the City: The Jewish Communities of Qumran and Alexandria

Please join us for an evening to celebrate the publication of JPS author Dr. Malka Z. Simkovich’s new book – Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism (Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 2018).Talks will be given by Dr. Malka Z. Simkovich (Crown-Ryan Chair of Judies Studies at Catholic Theological Union) and Dr. Lawrence Schiffman (Judge Abraham Lieberman Professorship in Hebrew & Judaic Studies at New York University).

We will explore the Jewish literature and communities of Alexandria and the Dead Sea Scrolls in Greek and Roman times, as Jews navigated as a minority through worlds dominated by powerful cultures.

Thursday, November 29, 7 pm
Sixth Street Community Synagogue
325 East 6th Street

Sponsored by Drisha, The Jewish Publication Society and Sixth Street Community Synagogue

Light refreshments will be served. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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