Hannah A. Quint Lectureship in Jewish Studies

The Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies was established by Eliot Levinson, a member of the Middlebury College class of 1964, and his family to honor his mother, Hannah A. Quint.  Its purpose is to provoke interest in and to deepen understanding of Jewish culture, of the religion, the history, and the literature of the Jews, and to bring a Jewish perspective to bear on ethical and political questions.  One of its goals is to draw not only the Middlebury College community, but the people of the town and region into the discussion and debate. 

1)

1987-88

Arthur Hertzberg

Israel and Palestine: A Battle of Two Rights

2)

1988-89

Shaye J.D. Cohen

The True Israel: Judaism and Christianity in the First Centuries of the Common Era

3)

1989-90

David Grossman

The Survivor’s Paradox in the Middle East

4)

1990-91

Arthur Green

The Environment: A Jewish Mystical Perspective

5)

1991-92

Chava Weissler

Women’s Studies and Women’s Prayers

6)

1992-93

Amos Oz

I. Amos Oz Reading from his Work

II. Lecture: The Eyes of the Lord—The Theological Quest in Hebrew Literature Old and New

7)

1993-94

David Novak

Who Chose the Jews? The Modern Views of Baruch Spinoza and Hermann Cohen

8)

1994-95

Jon D. Levenson

Did God Forgive Adam? An Exercise in Comparative Religion

9)

1995-96

Jack Wertheimer

The Political and Religious Wars of American Jews

10)

1996-97

Arthur Hertzberg

The Future of the Zionist Movement:

A Reassessment on its Centenary

11)

1997-98

Robert Alter

The David Story and the Beginnings of Political Fiction

12)

1998-99

Margot Strom

The Holocaust: Whose History is It?

13)

1999-2000

Jacob Lassner

The Dialectic of Jewish-Muslim Relations

14)

2000-01

Chaim Milikowsky

Jews, the Messiah and the Millennium

15)

2001-02

Ross Kraemer

Rehabilitating Salome: Blaming Jewish Women for the Death of John the Baptist

16)

2002-03

Michael Fishbane

Rabbinic Myth and Mythmaking

17)

2003-04

Tikvah Frymer-Kensky

Reading the Women of the Bible

18)

2004-2005

Paul Mendes-Flohr

A Land of Two Peoples: Martin Buber’s Vision of Arab-Jewish Rapprochement

19)

2005-2006

Marcie Ferris

Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South

20)

2006-2007

Susannah Heschel

 

From Jesus to Shylock: Christian Supersessionism and 'The Merchant of Venice'

21)

2007-2008

William Quandt

Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace:  Guidelines for a New Administration

22)

2008-2009

Michael Oren

Mr. Oren had to cancel when, a week before the lecture, he was appointed Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.

22)

2009-2010

James Kugel

 

How to Read the Bible

23)

2010-2011

Ruth Messinger

 

Global Hunger 2011 and our Role as Global Citizens

24)

2011-12

Christine Hayes

 

Moses: God’s Partner or God’s Adversary. Rabbinic Readings of the Golden Calf (Ex. 32:1-6)

25)

2012-2013

The 25th Anniversary Symposium: “The Jews in America: Past and Future”

Professor Riv-Ellen Prell, (University of Minnesota):  “Women, Men and Families:  the Axes of Jewish Cultural Change”

Professor Ted Sasson, (Middlebury College/Brandeis University): “American Jews’ Changing Relationship to Israel”

Professor Stephen Whitfield (Brandeis University): “The Place of Jews in American Society”

Rabbi Michael G. Holzman (Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation): “The 'Joining' Paradigm and the Future of Communal Life”

26)

2013-14

Art Green

Neo-Hasidism: Origins and Prospects

27)

2014-2015

Maud Mandel

Muslims and Jews in France: History of a Conflict

28)

2015-2016

Paula Fredriksen

Augustine on the Jews: From Fourth-Century North Africa to Present-Day Israel

 

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