The Flora Plonsky Levy Lecture in the Humanities at the University of Louisiana will be held on the Lafayette Main Campus in Angelle Hall on October 4th at 7:00 PM. Moshe Halbertal, distinquished theologian and philosopher, will deliver a lecture entitled "On Giving, Dignity and Dependency in the Talmud."

The lecture, written for this occasion will be dedicated to the memory of Elizabeth Ann Ricky. The lecture is open to the public and the community at large. Admission is free.  Anyone wishing to reserve a seat can send an eMail by clicking here.

Biographical Information

HalbertalMoshe Halbertal is a professor of Jewish thought and philosophy at Hebrew University and a fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. He received his Ph.D. from Hebrew University in 1989, and from 1988-92 he was a fellow at the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. Moshe Halbertal has also served as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, and at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

He is the author of the books Idolatry, co-authored with Avishai Margalit, and People of the Book: Canon, Meaning, and Authority, both published by Harvard University Press. He has also authored two books, Interpretative Revolutions in the Making, and Between Torah and Wisdom: R Menachem ha-Meiri and The Maimonidean Halakhists in Provence, both published in Hebrew by Magnes Press. His last book published in Hebrew is Concealment and Revelation: The Secret and its Boundaries in Medieval Jewish Thought (Yeriot, 2001).

Moshe Halbertal is the recipient of the Bruno Award of the Rothschild Foundation, and the Goren Goldstein award for the best book in Jewish thought in the years 1997-2000.  He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Jewish Review of Books.

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