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Inscription and Imagination: The 2,000 Year-Old Story of a Woman Who Survived the Destruction of Jerusalem

Hosted By: The National Library of Israel (NLI)

Join us as we travel back in time to an event that changed Jewish and world history.

Our guides are Paula Fredriksen, a noted scholar of early Christianity; Jonathan Price, an expert on the Jewish revolt against Rome; and Lori Banov Kaufmann, author of the historical fiction novel Rebel Daughter, which brings this woman and the tumultuous 1st century to life.

Thursday, July 15 @ 7:30pm Israel time / 5:30pm London time / 12:30pm EST Part of the NLI USA Signature Speakers Series

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Paula Fredriksen

Paula Fredriksen, a former NLI USA Board member, is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is currently Distinguished Visiting Professor of Religion at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her most recent book, When Christians Were Jews (Yale, 2018) surveys the history of the original community in Jerusalem from 30 to 70 CE— an historical backdrop to Lori Kaufman’s rich novel.
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Lori Banov Kaufman

Lori Banov Kaufman is the debut author of Rebel Daughter (Random House, 2021). Before becoming a full-time writer, she was a strategy consultant for high-tech companies. She has an AB from Princeton University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
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Dr. Jonathan Price

Jonathan Price,PhD is the Fred and Helen Lessing Professor of Ancient History at Tel Aviv University where he has served as chair of the History and the Classics departments. He is the author of many books and articles on Greek and Roman history and historiography, Jewish history of the Hellenistic and Roman periods, and epigraphy (the study of inscriptions). Jonathan is an editor of several books, including the CIIP: A Multilingual Corpus of the Inscriptions from Alexander to Muhammad.
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The National Library of Israel (NLI)

The National Library of Israel serves as the dynamic institution of collective memory for the Jewish people worldwide and Israelis of all backgrounds and faiths – past, present and future. Through its world-class collections and a range of innovative digital, educational and cultural initiatives, the National Library works to share the stories of the Jewish people, the State of Israel, the Land of Israel and its region.
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