Con­tact: Renata Nyul at 617–373-7424

What: North­eastern Uni­ver­sity will host a lec­ture on Tuesday, March 13, titled “Self-​​hood and Saint­hood: Magic and Mys­ti­cism in Con­tem­po­rary Amer­ican and Israeli Judaism,” deliv­ered by Dr. Shaul Magid, a scholar from Indiana Uni­ver­sity. The event will con­clude the Jewish Studies Program’s 2006–2007 lec­ture series, “Seers, Spirits and Sages: Magic, Mys­ti­cism and the Jewish Experience.”

Who: Shaul Magid is the Jay and Jeannie Schot­ten­stein Pro­fessor of Modern Judaism at Indiana Uni­ver­sity. He received his Rab­binical Ordi­na­tion from Yeshivat Ha-​​Mivtar in Jerusalem. Dr. Magid is the author of Hasidism on the Margin, and his new book “From Meta­physics to Midrash: Myth, His­tory, and the Inter­pre­ta­tion of Scrip­ture in Luri­anic Kab­bala,” will be released in the winter of 2008 by Indiana Uni­ver­sity Press. In addi­tion, he is the editor of God’s Voice from the Void: Old and New Studies in Rabbi Nahman of Brat­slav (State Uni­ver­sity of New York Press, 2002), co-​​editor of both the Beginning/Again:Toward a Hermeneutic of Jewish Texts (Seven Bridges Press, 2002), and The Journal of Tex­tual Rea­soning. His cur­rent research involves the study of the Jewish Renewal Move­ment in America and the Amer­ican roots of Amer­ican Judaism.

The lec­ture is free and open to the public

When: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Alumni Center, Columbus Place (716 Columbus Avenue), 6th floor. Vis­itor parking avail­able at the Renais­sance Parking Garage, 835 Columbus Avenue. North­eastern Uni­ver­sity parking rates apply.

These events are made pos­sible by sup­port from Mort and Marcia Rud­erman, the North­eastern Jewish Studies Pro­gram, and the Depart­ment of Phi­los­ophy and Religion.

For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Jenny Sar­tori at 617–373-7045 or at j.​sartori@​neu.​edu, and visit the Jewish Studies Program’s Web site: http://​www​.neu​.edu/​j​e​w​i​s​h​s​t​u​d​ies

About North­eastern: Founded in 1898, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is a pri­vate research uni­ver­sity located in the heart of Boston. North­eastern is a leader in inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research, urban engage­ment, and the inte­gra­tion of class­room learning with real-​​world expe­ri­ence. The university’s dis­tinc­tive coop­er­a­tive edu­ca­tion pro­gram, where stu­dents alter­nate semes­ters of full-​​time study with semes­ters of paid work in fields rel­e­vant to their pro­fes­sional inter­ests and major, is one of the largest and most inno­v­a­tive in the world. The Uni­ver­sity offers a com­pre­hen­sive range of under­grad­uate and grad­uate pro­grams leading to degrees through the doc­torate in six under­grad­uate col­leges, eight grad­uate schools, and two part-​​time divi­sions. For more infor­ma­tion, please visit www​.north​eastern​.edu.