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Levine Delivers Lectures Across the United States and Israel

MichelleLevineDr. Michelle Levine, associate professor of Bible at Stern College for Women, recently delivered a number of lectures to various communities in the United States and Israel.

In December, Levine spoke at the Midreshet Yom Rishon in Lower Merion Synagogue, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, on the topic, “Forging Our Nation’s Identity: Lessons from Exile and Redemption.” She also delivered a lecture at the Tanach be-Shanah series at the Young Israel of Oceanside, New York,  titled, “Testing the Limits of Leadership: The Narrative on King Uzziyahu’s Leprosy in the Book of Chronicles.”

In January, Levine spoke at the women’s monthly lecture series in the community of Hashmonaim, Israel, on the topic of “Revealing the Light of Redemption through Our Prayers,” at the home of Mrs. Phyllis Hecht. For the Rosh Chodesh series sponsored by Congregation Etz Chaim, Kew Gardens Hills, NY, she delivered a lecture in February titled, “Israel on Trial: The Poetic Testimony of the Song of Ha’azinu.”

In early March, Levine traveled to Chicago, Illinois where she spoke to the junior and senior girls of Ida Crown Jewish Academy, on “Perpetuating the Sinai Experience: The Message of the Mishkan for Our Times,” in honor of the dedication of their new building, and at the request of her former students who currently teach at this high school. On Shabbat, she delivered an expanded version of this shiur to the North of Touhy Street Women’s Shiur of Adas Yeshurun, at the home of Mrs. Leah Cohen.

The following week, Levine spoke at Congregation Ohab Zedek in Belle Harbor, New York, for their Rosh Chodesh lecture series, on the topic of “Clothing Makes the Kohen: The Symbolism of the Priestly Garments.”