Speakers Bureau

Name: Dr. David Kraemer
Title: Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian;
Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics
Department: Talmud and Rabbinics

Dr. David Kraemer's academic scholarship focuses on literary analysis of rabbinic literature, rabbinic ritual, and the social and religious history of Jews in late antiquity. Dr. Kraemer has been involved with the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership for many years. Under their auspices, he has lectured widely and directed a program for rabbinical students from the major movements in American Judaism. He also served as a consultant for the new permanent exhibit at The Jewish Museum.

Dr. Kraemer received his bachelor's degree from BrandeisUniversity and his master's degree and doctorate from The Jewish Theological Seminary. In addition, he spent a year studying at the HebrewUniversity in Jerusalem.

Biography

Lectures
"The Jewish Family: History and Ideology"
"Understanding God's Justice"
"The Survivals of Judaism: How Does Judaism Survive Its Crises?"
"Introduction to the World of the Rabbis"
"Life, Death, and the Hereafter: The Mysteries of Judaism"
"Diversity and Divergence in Judaism: The Lessons of History"
"Judaism and Christianity: What Are the Real Differences?"
"Jewish Eating Through the Ages"

Topics
Jewish History
Interfaith Issues
Judaism and Food
Talmud and Rabbinics

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