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Contact: Christine Payton Sept. 21, 2010
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
Moshe Halbertal, distinguished theologian and philosopher, will deliver the Flora Plonsky Levy Lecture on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in Angelle Hall at UL Lafayette.

The lecture will be entitled “On Giving, Dignity and Dependence in the Talmud.” It will be dedicated to Elizabeth Rickey whose interview with David Duke received national and international attention.

Halbertal is the Gruss Professor at NYU School of Law and a professor of Jewish thought and philosophy at Hebrew University. He received his Ph.D. from Hebrew University in 1989, and from 1988-92 he was a fellow at the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. Halbertal has also served as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, and at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

He is the author of the books Idolatry (co-authored with Avishai Margalit), and People of the Book: Canon, Meaning, and Authority, both published by Harvard University Press, and of Concealment and Revelation published by Princeton University Press. He has also authored two books, Interpretative Revolutions in the Making, and Between Torah and Wisdom: R Menachem ha-Meiri and The Maimonidean Halakhists in Provence, both published in Hebrew by Magnes Press. His latest book in Hebrew is By Way of Truth: Nachmanides and the Creation of Tradition, published by the Shalom Hartman Institute.

Halbertal is the recipient of the Bruno Award of the Rothschild Foundation, and the Goldstein-Goren award for the best book in Jewish thought in the years 1997-2000.


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