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Ancient Judaism between Christian Memory and Jewish Forgetting

May 2, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Royce Hall, Rm 314,


Drawing on her in-progress book project on Forgetting, this seminar will explore the place of memory and forgetting in the reception of Second Temple Judaism, revisiting the supposed Rabbinic retreat from “history” after the Roman destruction of the Temple in 70 CE and exploring Christian and Jewish contestation over pre-70 Jewish pasts, from antiquity to the present.

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Annette Yoshiko Reed is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School. She studies ancient Jews and Christians, with a focus on questions of knowledge, identity, and difference. Her recent books include Jewish-Christianity and the History of Judaism and Christianity​ (2018 and Demons, Angels, and Writing in Ancient Judaism (2020). She is currently working on a book on the cultural power of forgetting, focusing on the Jewish reception of the Second Temple past.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 • 314 Royce • 2 PM

Annette Yoshiko Reed (Harvard University)
Moderator: Catherine Bonesho (UCLA)
Ancient Judaism between Christian Memory and Jewish Forgetting
Etta and Milton Leve Scholar-in-Residence


This event is co-sponsored with lead sponsor UCLA Alan D Leve Center for Jewish Studies’ Etta and Milton Leve Scholar in Residence.


May 2, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
(310) 267-5327
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Royce Hall, Rm 314