Yeshiva University Dead Sea Scrolls Seminar

Yeshiva University is pleased to invite you to our first Annual conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls
May 19, 2013 – 1:30-4:30 PM

Lipschutz-Gutwirth Study Hall
2501 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10033


1:30-1:40 Opening Remarks

Moshe J. Bernstein, David A. and Fannie M. Denenberg Chair in Biblical Studies, Yeshiva University


1:40-2:20 “If a Case is Too Baffling for You to Decide…’ (Deuteronomy 17: 8-13): Between Constraining and Expanding Judicial Autonomy in the Temple Scroll and Early Rabbinic Scriptural Interpretation”

Steven D. Fraade, Mark Taper Professor of the History of Judaism, Yale University


2:20-3:00 “Heaven and Earth, Past and Future: Empire in the War Scroll”

Alexandria Frisch, Visiting Assistant Professor in Jewish Studies, Ursinus College


3:00-3:40 “Playing Musical Instruments on the Sabbath: Qumranic Prohibition or Rabbinic Safeguard?”

Richard J. Hidary, Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies, Yeshiva University


3:40-4:20 “Sacrifice in the Dead Sea Scrolls”

Lawrence H. Schiffman, Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Professor of Judaic Studies, Yeshiva University


4:20-4:30 Closing Remarks

Professor Bernstein


Light refreshments.

RSVP to Amy Rotheim Sullivan –

The Yeshiva University Dead Sea Scrolls Seminar is made possible through the generous support of Debra and Jay Zachter.

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