Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Dr. Shari L. Lowin

Dr. Shari L. Lowin, professor of Religious Studies at Stonehill College, will speak on “Biblical Rock & Roll: How Secular Israeli Musicians Carry On a Medieval Tradition” on Wednesday, December 14 at 7:45 p.m. at Young Israel of New Rochelle. In her talk, Dr. Lowin will dispel the myth that Israeli rock musicians ignore their Jewish heritage, showing instead how lyricists are continuing a centuries-old tradition of integrating Biblical tropes into secular poetry. An expert on how sacred scriptural imagery was incorporated into secular poetry by medieval Jewish scholars in Spain, Dr. Lowin also serves as Middle Eastern Studies program director at Stonehill College.

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This program, part of a free monthly lecture series sponsored by the Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS), is open to women and men alike. Visit www.yinr.org/wijs to view the complete WIJS program schedule or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to be added to the WIJS mailing list.

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