Adi Ophir: "Gentile Troubles: Saint Paul, the Rabbis, and Us"

12:30 pm on Tuesday, April 28, 2015
2:00 pm on Tuesday, April 28, 2015
147 Bay State Road, Second Floor Library
Contact Name:
Diane Bensel
This paper will consider the history of the gentile or "goy," the Jew's "other." Although quite famous, among Jews and Christians at least, this figure has received little scholarly attention. Professor Ophir (Tel Aviv University) will speak about two moments in this history, the most ancient and the most recent. Exploring the origins of the concept of the gentile, he will ask what makes this "other" so different from many others. Lunch will be served from 12 pm.