Graduate Theological Union

Ritual Practice and Ritual Theory In the Mishnah: A Lecture with Naftali Cohn

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 12:30pm

Naftali Cohn studies the texts and culture of Jews in Classical to Late Antiquity, focusing especially on the group known as the rabbis, who produced texts that became canonical and foundational for subsequent Jewish literature and practice. His research centers on the late-second or early-third century law collection known as the Mishnah, which he reads using the critical lenses of ritual theory, narratology, memory/historiography, feminist theory, and poststructuralist critical theory in general. His publications include a book from the University of Pennsylvania Press (2012), entitled “The Memory of the Temple and the Making of the Rabbis”.

Hedco Room, 2465 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley

Vegetarian lunch will be provided. For more information and to RSVP please contact