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7:00 pm Dr. Michelle Levine (on the Thought of Ramban)
December 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dr. Michelle Levine is a tenured Associate Professor of Bible at Stern College for Women, where she has been teaching courses on Tanach and medieval biblical commentaries since 2001. She was awarded Jewish Studies Professor of the Year in 2011. She has also been teaching a women’s Tanach class in her Queens, NY community for 21 years. She lectures extensively for shuls and for Jewish organizations, nationally and in Israel.
Dr. Levine has an MS degree in Bible from the Bernard Revel Graduate School, Yeshiva University, and a Ph.D in medieval biblical exegesis from New York University. Her book, “Nahmanides on Genesis: The Art of Biblical Portraiture,” has been published by Brown University Press (2010). She has also published academic articles and delivered papers at academic conferences on topics related to Tanach and especially on Ramban’s literary approach to biblical narrative and poetry. She is currently working on two research projects on Ramban’s literary analysis of the wilderness narratives in Shemot and Bamidbar and on his poetic readings of biblical songs, with an article on his commentary to the Song of the Sea soon to be published in the upcoming Torah U-Madda Journal. Dr. Levine has recently published essays with the Mesorah Matrix series on varied topics such as Havdalah and the mitzvah of Ve-Shamru on Shabbat. She is also an upcoming contributor to an online Jewish encyclopedia, the DeGruyter Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception.