Biderman Lectures

Year

Speaker & Lecture Title

2018 Laura Leibman, "Once We Were Slaves: How One Early American Jewish Family Changed Their Race"

2017

Francesca Bregoli, "Your Father's Interests: Emotions, Business, and Judaism in the Eighteenth-Century Mediterranean"

2014

Yosef Kaplan, "The Taming of Eros in the Western Sephardic Diaspora"

2013

Jeffrey Tigay, "Literal or Liberal? Loose Construction of Law and Jewish Interpretation of the "Torah"

2012

Adam Kirsch, “Proust Between Halachah and Aggadah”

2012

Rabbi David Ellenson, “Jewish Peoplehood in the Jewish State”

2011

Elisheva Carlebach, ″Creating the Book of Time: Jewish Calendar and Culture in Early Modern Europe″

2011

Jonathan Steinberg, ″How Does One Know Who’s a Jew?″

2010

Amos Oz, ″Israel: Peace and War″

2009

W. Michael Blumenthal, ″Germany and the Jews: From Anti-Semitism to Philosemitism″

2007

Susannah Heschel, Gordon Tucker, Cornel West, "Abraham Joshua Heschel: A Centennial Celebration"

2006

Amir Gutfreund, ″Writing with Humor about the Holocaust: The Journey of a Survivor’s Child″

2004

David Engel, ″Moral Judgment & Holocaust History: Jewish-Nazi Collaboration on Trial″

2004

Tony Kushner, ″An Evening With Tony Kushner″

2003

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, ″Sexually Speaking: Recent Trends in Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice″

2002

Martin Jay, ″When Did the Holocaust End? Reflections on Historical Objectivity″

2001

Ruth Wisse, ″Serious Thoughts About Jewish Humor″

2000

James Shapiro, ″Passion and History at Oberammergau″

Wendy Biderman (l), Laura Arnold Leibman, and Mark Biderman

Wendy Biderman (l), Laura Arnold Leibman,
and Mark Biderman.