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CANCELLED: Temple Emanu-El presents "Uncovering the Holy Land: The Archaeology of Jerusalem, Masada, and Huqoq"

"What makes Jerusalem special?" Lecture with Professor Jodi Magness


Uncovering the Holy Land: The Archaeology of Jerusalem, Masada, and Huqoq - Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Professor Jodi Magness, March 27-28

Friday, March 28 | 12:45pm

"What makes Jerusalem special?" Lecture with Professor Jodi Magness

In this talk, we travel thousands of years back in time to understand how this remote and relatively poor mountain town came to be sacred to the three Abrahamic faiths.

The lecture is preceded by Shabbat Services at 9:30am, including a d'var Torah by Professor Magness, and a kiddush lunch at 12pm.

Jodi Magness is the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a distinguished archaeologist, having participated in 20 different excavations in Israel and Greece. Her research interests include Jerusalem, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient synagogues, Masada, the Roman army in the East, and ancient pottery. She has numerous publications, including award-winning books, articles, and lectures for The Great Courses company. Professor Magness received her B.A. in Archaeology and History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Cost - free
RSVPs requested at http://www.teprov.org/form/edweekend20.

Friday Evening

5:30pm          Minhah

5:45-6:45pm  Lecture: "Masada: Last Stronghold of the Jewish Resistance Against Rome"

6:45pm          Kabbalat Shabbat

7:30pm          Dinner 

8:30pm          Q&A with Professor Jodi Magness 


Saturday Morning

9:30am         Shaharit & D’var Torah

12:00pm       Kiddush Lunch

12:45pm       Lecture: "What Makes Jerusalem Special"


Saturday Evening

6:00pm          Minhah

6:45pm          Se’udah Sh’lishit 

7:30pm          Ma'ariv and Havdalah

7:45pm          Wine and Dessert Reception

8:00pm          Lecture: "More Than Just Mosaics: the Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq" 


Event Date
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Event time
12:45 PM
Cost / donation
Rabbi Rachel Zerin,
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