Recent Public Lectures

  • “Hebrew Love Poetry of Muslim Spain and the Rabbis Who Wrote It”
         KOLOT, Synagogue Council of Massachusetts
  • “Jonah, Jesus, and the Day of Atonement”
         Minyan Tehillah (Cambridge, MA)
  • “Ruth and Susannah: A Case Study in Rabbinic Acceptance and Rejection”      Educational Retreat (NY)
  • “Poetic Justice and the Rape of Tamar: a Poem of Muslim Spain”
         Temple Emmanuel (Newton, MA)
  • “Muhammad and the Jews of Arabia” JICNY (New York, NY)
  • “Abraham’s Acquisition of Knowledge in Muslim and Jewish Texts”
         Drisha Institute of Jewish Education (NY, NY)
  • “Islam, Warfare, Ethics and Religious Values”
         St. Susannah, Adult Education Program (Dedham, MA)
  • “ ‘The Death of Alexander the Great’ and the Islamic Influence on Midrash”
         Rothschild Miscellany Series, Temple Emanuel, Newton, MA.
  • “The Dark Night of the Soul: Martyrdom in Islam and Judaism”
         Women’s Day of Learning (Swampscott, MA)
  • “Nimrod and the Box that Flew to Heaven: How Islam Saved a Midrash”
         Scholar-in-Residence, Kesher Israel (Washington, D.C)
  • “Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ: Anti-Semitic Propaganda or Faith History?”
         Stonehill College, Catholic-Jewish Dialogue Committee Symposium
  • “Wuxsha: Down but Not Out. Jewish Women under Islam”
         Stonehill College, Catholic Jewish Dialogue Committee