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(Virtual Service) "Till Death Do Us Part?" Family Life and the Afterlife in Jewish and Christian Thought

October 25, 2020 @ 10:15 AM 11:30 AM

Dr. David Shyovitz, an Associate Professor in Northwestern’s History Dept., will speak on the topic, The History of Heaven.  Dr. Shyovitz is also Director of the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies.  His research focuses on medieval European intellectual and cultural history, with a particular emphasis on Jewish history and Jewish-Christian relations.  His current book project, “O Beastly Jew!” Jews, Animals, and Jewish Animals in the Middle Ages, explores the overlapping ways in which Jewish and Christian authors and artists distinguished humans from animals, and Jews from Christians, over the course of the Middle Ages.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

After services, from 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM, we will open Zoom for informal general discussion, as well as an opportunity to join a conversation group with Dr. David Shyovitz.

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