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From the newsletter of the China Judaic Studies Assoc.; Beverly Friend, editor

Conference Program:

Distinguished Speakers:

Professors David Halivni (Columbia University), Jonathan D. Sarna (Brandeis University), Ya'acov Shavit (Tel Aviv University), Yoram Distein (President of Tel Aviv University) and Norman Golb (University of Chicago).

Presenters and Topics

  • Bar, Shaul, University of Memphis: Judaism and Its Meaning to Non-Jews in the Biblical Narrative
  • BarJosef, Eliahu, retired civil engineer: Participation of Chinese Jewry in Sports in China in the years 1910-1950
  • Benin, Stephen, University of Memphis, with Sara A. Benin: Maimonides Philosophy of History and Its Place in Western Thought
  • Daniel, Dalia, Southern Methodist University: Self-realization and the Dialectic Nature of Man and God in Judaism
  • Friend, Beverly: Diasporas of the Imagination: the Treatment of Jews in Extrapolative Literature.
  • Glazer, Miriyam, University of Judaism: On Jewish Lierature and Its Teaching
  • Govrin, Nurit, Tel-Aviv University: The Role of the Bible in Israeli Culture
  • Gross, Abraham, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, with Judy Gross: Ideas of Martyrdom in Judaism and Christianity from Late Antiquity to the High Middle Ages
  • Gruber, Mayer I., Ben-Gurion University: The Sourses of Rashi's Cartography
  • Kessner, Carole S., State University of New York at Stony Brook: Midrash as a Model for American Ethnic Narrative
  • Schiff, Ellen, North Adams State College: Jews on the American Scene: Dramatic Encounters
  • Urman, Dan, Ben-Gurion University, with Matouka Urman: The Schools of Dabura and Qisrin in the Golan and Their contribution to the Development of Rabbinic Literature in the Land of Israel