La Salle Open Street: cancelled for June 8. Mask up and see you on June 15!

A Jewish Doctor in Medieval Spain and His Demon

With Dr. Raymond Scheindlin, Professor Emeritus of Medieval Hebrew Literature

Joseph, the protagonist of this proto-novel, at the urging of a mysterious companion, undertakes a journey that takes him to the land of the demons. We will read and discuss some of the stories that the travelers tell each other along the way and will attempt to unravel who the mysterious companion actually is.

Stories and Storytelling

Join JTS scholars to explore a selection of stories drawn from ancient, rabbinic, medieval, and modern Jewish literature. We will consider the power of shared stories and how they transmit values, norms, culture, and information, bringing Jews together across time and space.