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UM Frankel Center Event: Jonathan Decter

April 9 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Cost: Free

Jonathan Decter, Brandeis University

Jeroboam Ben Nabat, a pretender to the throne of ancient Israel who had created a rival cult outside of Jerusalem replete with golden calves dedicated to the worship of Yahweh (1 Kings 15), was a contested figure within medieval Jewish thought. Post-biblical sources tend either to magnify or diminish the severity of the king’s error. This paper will study how Jeroboam’s image was shaped through forces of intra- and inter-religious polemic and served as a focal point for contemplating issues of Jewish orthodoxy and heterodoxy as well as the nature and boundaries of idolatry.

There is both an accessible elevator and gender-neutral restroom on the first and second floor. If you have a disability that requires an accommodation, contact judaicstudies@umich.edu or 734-763-9047.

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Date:
April 9
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.detail.html/57445-14193517.html

Organizer

University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
Phone:
7346158503
Email:
js-event-coord@umich.edu
Website:
https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic

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Event Area of Town
Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti
Organization Name
None
Open to the Community
Yes

Venue

Thayer Building

202 S. Thayer Room 2022
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 united States
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