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Saturday, February 15 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Hebrew in Colonial America: The Jewish Language in a Christian Land

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We will encounter some colorful characters teaching Hebrew at places such as Harvard in the 18th century. We will explore questions such as who studied Hebrew, who taught Hebrew, whether a Jew could get a job at a Christian college, and why anyone wanted to study Hebrew anyway. This period also provides the background for some of the thought of our Founding Fathers.

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Aaron Koller

Associate Professor, Yeshiva University
Aaron Koller is teaches Near Eastern and Jewish Studies at Yeshiva University, and coordinates adult and collegiate programs at the Drisha Institute. His most recent book is Esther in Ancient Jewish Thought (Cambridge UP, 2014). Aaron has served as a visiting professor at the Hebrew... Read More →

Saturday February 15, 2014 5:15pm - 6:15pm EST

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