CONF: A conference in honor of Prof. Shamma Friedman On the occasion of his 80th birthday, Wednesday, 15 March, 2017

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A conference in honor of   Prof. Shamma Friedman    On the occasion of his 80th birthday.

Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies, 4 Avraham Granot St., Jerusalem

 

10:30-11:15 Greetings
Prof. Moshe Bar-Asher, President, the Academy of the Hebrew Language
Prof. Doron Bar, President, Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies,
Prof. Eliahu Assis, Dean, Faculty of Jewish Studies, Bar Ilan University
 
11:15-13:15 First Session- The Babylonian Talmud
Chair: Prof. Yeshayahu Gafni, Hebrew University

Prof. Menachem Kahana, Hebrew University: Bavli Sanhedrin 3b: A Proposal for Uncovering a Hidden Agenda in a Talmudic Sugya

Prof. Judith Hauptman, The Jewish Theological Seminary of America: ‘La Savar Lah Mar‘: Questioning Halakhic Behavior in Amoraic Discourse in the Bavli

Prof. David Golinkin, Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies:  "These Ten are for What?" (Bavli Rosh Hashanah 32a) Another Look at a 'Simple' Sugya

Prof. Matthew Morgenstern, Tel-Aviv University :The Textual Development of the Bavli: The Linguistic Evidence


13:15 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 16:00 Second Session Tannaitic Halakha​
Chair: Prof. Mordechai Akiva Friedman, Tel Aviv University

 
Prof. David Henshke, Bar-Ilan University: "Behold I Am Like One who is Eighty Years Old": Thoughts on the Development of Keriat Shema
 
Prof. Moshe Benovitz, Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies: The Purim Collection
 
Dr. Moti Arad, Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies: 'Matsilin oto benafsho': On the History of a Tannaitic Phrase
 
Dr. Aaron Amit, Bar-Ilan University: The Validity of Divorce according to the House of Shammai in Light of Early Christian Sources
 
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:30 Third Session Eretz Israel and Babylonia: Geographical and Cultural Context
Chair: Prof. Daniel Sperber, Bar-Ilan University
 
Dr. Amram Tropper, Ben Gurion University in the Negev: On Hyrcanus, Aristobulus and Greek Wisdom in the Babylonian Talmud
 
Dr. Yair Furstenberg, Ben Gurion University in the Negev: From Competition to Integration: “Laws of the Nations” in Rabbinic Halakhah and the Status of Local Law in Roman Jurisdiction
 
Prof. Jonathan Milgram, Jewish Theological Seminary of America: From Mesopotamia tothe Mishnah: Tannaitic Inheritance Law in its Legal and Social Contexts
 
Dr. Geoffrey Herman, Hebrew University:  "Babylonia is Healthy" – On the Limits of Lineage
18:30 - 19:15 Closing remarks
Prof. Shamma Friedman