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Deborah Dash Moore, director of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan, will deliver a talk, “Urban Origins of American Judaism.”

The event is at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 10, at the Frank H. McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture Auditorium, 1327 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville. Free parking is available in the Circle Park and C-8 parking lots.

This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Moore is also the Frederick G.L. Huetwell professor of history at Michigan. Her talk is derived from her book “Urban Origins of American Judaism,” which explores Jewish participation in American cities and considers the implications of urban living for American Jews. Urbanism has emerged as one of American Judaism’s distinctive features as Jews have transformed segments of American cities into recognizable Jewish places.

This event is part of the Abraham and Rebecca Soloman and Ida Schwartz Distinguished Lecture for Judaic Studies presented by the Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies. It is co-sponsored by the UT Department of Religious Studies and Department of History.

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