Lessons from Second Temple Sectarianism for Modern Denominationalism

March 1, 2017 Newton $18.00 - $20.00
Richard Hidary, Associate Professor of Jewish History
Richard Hidary, Associate Professor of Jewish History

Join us for a lecture, “Lessons from Second Temple Sectarianism for Modern Denominationalism” with Rabbi Richard Hidary.

As much as the contemporary Jewish community laments denominational splits that developed in modern times, such groups are not new to our nation. This lecture will examine the sectarian infighting during the Second Temple period to find out how the sects arose, what issues prompted their debates, how it ended, and what lessons we can learn from this rich and fascinating historical era.

If cost is a concern, please email us. Open to men and women. 

Rabbi Richard Hidary is currently a Starr fellow at Harvard University’s Center for Jewish Studies. He is an associate professor of Judaic Studies at Yeshiva University and Rabbinic Fellow at Congregation Shearith Israel (The Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue) in New York City. He is the author of “Dispute for the Sake of Heaven: Legal Pluralism in the Talmud” (Brown University Press, 2010) and “Rabbis as Greco-Roman Rhetors: Oratory and Sophistic Education in the Talmud and Midrash” (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming). His articles appear in AJS Review, Conversations, Dead Sea Discoveries, Dine Israel, Encyclopedia Judaica, Jewish Review of Books, Jewish Studies an Internet Journal, Moment Magazine and Okimta.

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