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Hi all!

Below you will find the final program for BHU's upcoming conference on
Jewish liturgy. Please feel free to pass this announcement on.  A
printed version will be available upon request next week, and will
appear in the forthcoming issue of -AJS Perspectives:  The Newsletter of
the Association for Jewish Studies.-

You will also find the announcement of a pre-conference study weekend
with Professor Stefan Reif of Cambridge University, entitled -A Shabbat
of Genizah Surprises.-

I hope to see you soon in Baltimore!


Steven Fine
Associate Professor,
Rabbinic Literature and History,
Baltimore Hebrew University


Liturgy in the Life of the Synagogue
The Common Roots of Contemporary Jewish Prayer

A conference organized by Baltimore Hebrew University,
co-sponsored by the Jewish Museum of Maryland

Sunday, October 24, 1999

Opening Reception
10:00-11:30, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore.

Viewing of the exhibition:
Cornerstones of Community: The Historic Synagogues of Maryland
Behind-the-Scenes Tour by the Guest Curator, with
David Kaufman, City University of New York

Jewish Prayer in Antiquity
1:00-3:00  Baltimore Hebrew University, 5800 Park Heights Avenue

Chair:  Joseph M. Baumgarten, Baltimore Hebrew University

Introductory Comments by Steven Fine, Baltimore Hebrew University

Reuven Kimelman, Brandeis University, Divine Sovereignty in
Rabbinic Blessings: Why is it Mentioned?

Avigdor Shinan, Hebrew University,  Targum and Tefillah:
Jewish Prayer in the Aramaic  Translations of the Pentateuch

Jewish Prayer During The Middle Ages
3:15-5:30, Baltimore Hebrew University

Chair: Michael Patrick O^̉Connor, Catholic University of America

Ruth Langer, Boston College, Sinai and Zion in the Synagogue:
 Celebrating Torah in Ashkenaz

Shimon Shokek, Baltimore Hebrew University, Mystical Prayer
 in Classical Kabbalah:  Tefilah  in Sefer ha-Yashar

Stefan Reif, Cambridge University, From Manuscript Codex
to Printed Volume: A Jewish  Liturgical Transition?

5:45-7:00, Festive Banquet
Concert of Jewish Liturgical Music by Eyal Bor, Beth El Congregation.

Jewish Prayer in the Modern Era
7:00-8:30, Baltimore Hebrew University

Chair:  Marsha L. Rozenblit, University of Maryland, College Park

Vivian Mann, The Jewish Museum, Between Worshipper and Wall:
The Place of Art in Liturgical Spaces

Saul Wachs, Gratz College, Resolving Cognitive Dissonance
 in Jewish Liturgy:  The Case of  Birkat Nahem

The registration fee is $18; $10 for students, friends of BHU and
members of the Jewish Museum of Maryland.
Dinner reservations are $30 per person.
To reserve your space, contact Baltimore Hebrew University by
phone at 410-578-6900 or toll free at 1-888-248-7420. You may also fax
your reservation to 410-578-6940 or send an email to
bookstore@bhu.edu.      Deadline:  October 18.

A Shabbat of Genizah Surprises
(with BHU's Scholar-in-Residence program at Suburban

Speaker: Dr. Stefan Reif (Cambridge University)
Friday, October 22: Mincha (6 p.m.);
Shabbat meal (7 p.m., reservations required);
 presentation (8:30 p.m.): "The Life and Work of Rambam
According to the Genizah"

Saturday, October 23: Shabbat service (9 a.m.);
presentation (10:45 a.m.): "A Glance at a Thousand Year Old Siddur";
Melave Malke and presentation (8 p.m.): "The Cairo Genizah Reveals
JewishHistory" (refreshments follow)

Join Professor Reif at Suburban Orthodox Congregation (7504 Seven Mile
Lane) as he provides an insider's look at the Cairo Genizah. To reserve
your space, call Suburban Orthodox Congregation at (410) 484-6114 or
e-mail mdmarder@erols.com.

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