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Professor Marc Bregman to Give Weinstein Memorial Lecture at W&L

Marc Bregman, the Bernard Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, will give the Weinstein Memorial Lecture of 2015 at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. in Hillel 101.

The title of the lecture, which is free and open to the public, is “The Sacrifice of Isaac in Art and Jewish Legend.” The lecture will be given with slides.

“The story of Abraham’s near sacrifice of his son is foundational for the three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam,” Bregman said. Also, the presentation will explore how this well-known narrative has been interpreted not only in texts but also in artistic images.”

Bregman is the co-author of various books including “Flesh Off the Bone: Dream Descent Through Past Life Trauma” (2011); “Dreaming Metaphysical” (2011); and “The Deep Well Tapes” (2006). He is the author of “Tanhuma Yelammedenu Literature: The Studies in the Evolution of the Versions” (Hebrew Edition, 2003).

Bregman was awarded the Nancy S. and Laurence E. Glick Teaching Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, among other awards.

He received his B.A. in Judaic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley in 1968, his M.A. from the Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles in 1971 and his Ph.D. from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1991.