Myths of Meritocracy and the Hebrew Bible

Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm
Photo of Eva Mroczek in a parking lot near trees

Eva Mroczek, director of the UC Davis Jewish studies program, discusses how early Jewish readers interpreted, questioned and struggled with their sacred texts, and how these traditions can help us think about justice and meritocracy today. Is our opinion on whether life is fair determined by how we ourselves are treated? Free.

Presented by the Department of Jewish Studies as part of the Fall 2020 Lectures in Jewish Studies. Co-sponsored by the Classics Department and the Jewish Community Library.

Eva Mroczek

Eva Mroczek is interested in early Judaism, apocrypha and pseudepigrapha, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the history of biblical interpretation. She is the author of “The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity” (2016) and is working on a book about manuscript discovery stories, old and new.

Online (Zoom)
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