“Hebrew Documents in Tenth-Century Egypt: Echoes of a Lost Late Ancient Jewish Legal Regime?”

When and Where

Monday, November 22, 2021 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Zoom: us02web.zoom.us/j/82318855989?pwd=YjJVZFR5UFJjSTNCbjVPNSt4SXBKQT09


Eve Krakowski (Princeton University)


Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman Lecture 

Eve Krakowski (Princeton University) 

“Hebrew Documents in Tenth Century Egypt: Echoes of a Lost Late
Ancient Jewish Legal Regime?”

Date: Monday, November 22  

Time: 4:00pm EST 

Description: Judaism transformed profoundly between the fifth and ninth centuries. Yet we know surprisingly little about the Jewish populations that flourished at this time, within either the late Roman and Sasanian empires or the early Islamic caliphates. This talk will suggest that the earliest Jewish legal documents preserved in the Cairo Geniza, which date to the tenth century, preserve indirect evidence for Jewish legal and writing practices during this long and obscure period - the forerunners of medieval rabbinic Judaism.

Speaker Biography 

Eve Krakowski is Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Judaic Studies at Princeton University. She’s a social historian of medieval Egypt and Syria, focusing on the history of Jews and Judaism in both regions. Her first book, Coming of Age in Medieval Egypt: Female Adolescence, Jewish Law and Ordinary Culture, came out in 2018.

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This lecture will be conducted via Zoom. To attend, please click THIS LINK at 4:00pm on Monday, November 22nd. 


Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman Lecture


Zoom: us02web.zoom.us/j/82318855989?pwd=YjJVZFR5UFJjSTNCbjVPNSt4SXBKQT09