Judaic Studies



Zev Garber: "Teaching the Historical Jesus: A Teaching Lesson"

Tuesday, March 24, 2015; 12:00pm

Location: Business Administration Building (BA1) Room 221
Cost: Free and open to the public

Zev Garber, Emeritus Professor and Chair of Jewish Studies and Philosophy at Los Angeles Valley College, has devoted his prodigious teaching and writing energies to many important subjects: the Holocaust, Jewish-Christian relations, philosophy and theology, history and biblical interpretation. His leadership in the academic community includes longstanding and ongoing roles in the National Association of Professors of Hebrew. He has served as its treasurer, secretary, vice president, and president, editor of its newsletter, Iggeret, and has organized regional and national meetings. He has served as Visiting Professor of Religious Studies at University of California at Riverside, Visiting Rosenthal Professor of Judaic Studies at Case Western Reserve University, Editor-in-Chief of Studies in Shoah series (UPA), Editor of Shofar, Founding Editor of Shofar Supplements in Jewish Studies, author of many academic articles and reviews.

His book publications include:

  • Methodology in the Academic Teaching of Judaism (1986)
  • Methodology in the Academic Teaching of the Holocaust (1988)
  • Teaching Hebrew Language and Literature at the College Level (1991)
  • Shoah: the Paradigmatic Genocide (1994)
  • Perspectives on Zionism (1994)
  • Academic Approaches to Teaching Jewish Studies (2000)
  • Post-Shoah Dialogues: Rethinking Our Texts Together (2004)
  • Double Takes: Thinking and Rethinking Issues of Modern Judaism in Ancient Contexts (2004)
  • Shoah and Israeli Writing ( 2005)
  • Mel Gibson’s Passion: The Film, the Controversy, and Its Implications (2006)
  • The Impact of the Shoah in America and in Jewish American Life ( 2008) 
  • Jesus in the Context of Judaism: Quest, Con-Quest, or Conquest?(2010)
  • The Jewish Jesus: Revelation, Reflection, Reclamation (2011)
  • Teaching the Historical Jesus: Issues and Exegesis (Routledge Press, December 2014)
  • Maven in Blue Jeans: A Festschrift in Honor of Zev Garber was published by Purdue University Press in 2009

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