Annual Richard Franklin Lecture – Guest Speaker: Gilad Sharvit

“Freud and Moses: Between Anti-Semitism and Assimilation”

Open to the community, no charge. This lecture is endowed in the memory of Richard Franklin by his family, friends and colleagues. Richard was a long-standing and beloved member of Congregation Kol Emeth and the Kol Emeth Talmud Group.

Sunday, June 4
10:30am-12:00pm
Brunch to follow
Kol Emeth

Dr. Gilad Sharvit is a Townsend Fellow at the Townsend Center for the Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley. He teaches on the intersection of theories of history, politics, and religion in modern German-Jewish thought and literature at the Center for Jewish Studies. Sharvit’s current book project, provisionally entitled “History and Repetition: Modern German Jewish Thought and the Negation of Time,” focuses on works on history and messianism of Benjamin, Kafka, Rosenzweig and Freud. Sharvit is co-editor and contributing author of the volume “Violent Origins: Freud, Moses, Religion” that is forthcoming with Fordham University Press. His recent publications appeared in the Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, Idealistic Studies, and the Journal of Austrian Studies.

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