Erasmus+ collaboration with the Schechter Institute effectuated

Last week the Erasmus+ collaboration between the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem and the PThU was formally inaugurated with a signing ceremomy and a festive dinner with lectures. I was asked to speak about the topic ‘Changing Identities in a Global World’.  In the course of the week I also taught the students of the Schechter: two classes in midrash, in which I compared parables from the NT with rabbinic parables, and a class on the repurposed synagogue in The Hague that is now a mosque.

‘Changing Identities in a Global World’
The Erasmus+ team (right to left) Tamar Kadari, Albert Nijboer, Lieve Teugeks, Paul Mandel (Dineke Houtman is missing) and the Dutch ambassador to Israel his emminency Gilles Beschoor Plug

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Opponent at a PhD defense at the KU Leuven

On May 28, David Meyer defended his PhD dissertation on Yalkut Shimoni. 700 pages in French! Meyer did a great job and presented us with an interesting study on the way the editor of the Yalkut used his sources, and topped it off with a superb defense. Rob Nelisse took some pictures of me in action in my KU Leuven toga.

Dr. Lieve Teugels acts as a member of the reading commitee of David Meyer who took his doctorate on the dissertation titled LA NATURE ÉDITORIALE DU YALKUT SHIMONI. Leuven, May 28th 2018.
Dr. Lieve Teugels acts as a member of the reading commitee of David Meyer who took his doctorate on the dissertation titled LA NATURE ÉDITORIALE DU YALKUT SHIMONI. Leuven, May 28th 2018.
Dr. Lieve Teugels acts as a member of the reading commitee of David Meyer who took his doctorate on the dissertation titled LA NATURE ÉDITORIALE DU YALKUT SHIMONI. Leuven, May 28th 2018.

May 2018: busy at the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem

May was a busy month! It started with the parable seminar that I organised with Paul Mandel at the Schechter institute.  The next week followed the JCP conference on Holy Places, also at the Schechter. During this conference we heard that PThU and Schechter received an Erasmus+ grant to enable student- and staff-exchanges between the institutions! Photo credits: Rob Nelisse

International Parable Seminar.
The Parable in Early Christian and Rabbinic Sources:
Form, Content and Theological Significance.
Schechter Institute, Jerusalem, May 11th 2018.
Dr. Lieve Teugels, Dr Paul Mandel
Historical walking tour from Jaffa Gate to the Mahane Yehuda, organised by Schechter Institute, guided by Doron Bar. Jerusalem, May 15th 2018.
From left to right: Doron Bar (President Schechter Institute), Ari Ackerman (Dean Schechter Institute), Dineke Houtman (PThU), Paul Mandel (Schechter Institute), Lieve Teugels (PThU). Jerusalem, May 16th 2018.

 

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