Sunday 27 January 2019 – 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm
Torah Min Hashamayim in Late Second Temple Judaism
We are delighted to welcome Dr Sandra Jacobs, Network Facilitator and Researcher, Leverhulme Trust International Project: Dispersed Qumran Cave Artefacts and Archival to Sha’arei Tsedek to deliver this year’s Vivian Solomon Memorial Lecture.
In this lecture Dr Sandra Jacobs will explore:
- What did written copies of Torah look like before its text was standardized?
- Why Was Heavenly Writing felt to be so important – even for Jewish writers in the Second Temple Period?
Dr Sandra Jacobs, holds a BA (Hons.) in Jewish Studies from SOAS (London) and an MA in Biblical Studies from the TRS Department at King’s College (London); her PhD from the University of Manchester was published as The Body as Property: Physical Disfigurement in Biblical Law (London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2014). She currently works on the Leverhulme International Network project, Dispersed Qumran Cave Artefacts and Archives, at Kings and also teaches at Leo Baeck College, London.
About – Vivian Solomon Memorial Lecture
Sha’arei Tsedek has a long reputation for loving Torah and loving learning. This lecture, held each year in January, celebrates the life of Vivian Solomon z’’l, a Torah scribe and a lover of Torah. These lectures are an opportunity for in depth, scholarly and accessibly focus on aspects of the Torah as text and as story.
The 2018 Lecture: And He Kissed Him and They Wept: Emotion, the Unconscious and Ethics in the Writing of Torah, was given by Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu.