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September 20 @ 10:15AM

Rosh Hashanah and Other Jewish Things


with Sarah Emanuel

Sarah Emanuel holds a PhD with Distinction in Biblical Studies with a graduate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies from Drew University’s Graduate Division of Religion. She received her M.A. in Religion from Wake Forest University, a graduate certificate in Ancient Jewish-Christian Encounters from Tel Aviv University International, and a B.A. in English and Liberal Studies from the University of Delaware, where was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and named a Woman of Promise.


Prior to joining the LMU faculty, Professor Emanuel was Visiting Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Colby College (2018-2020) and Visiting Assistant Professor of New Testament at Oberlin College (2017-2018). Professor Emanuel’s research attends to the Jewishness of Christian origins, the relationship among text, culture, and identity, and the interplay between traditional historical-critical methodologies and contemporary critical theory (e.g., queer theory, trauma theory, humor theory). She is co-chair for the CoLaboratory at Feminist Studies in Religion, Inc., where she co-hosts the podcast, "Feminists Talk Religion." She is also Content Area Editor of Biblical Studies at Ancient Jew Review. Some of Professor Emanuel’s most recent publications include "Humor, Resistance, and Jewish Cultural Persistence in the Book of Revelation: Roasting Rome," “Grace Be to You in the Presence of the Past: Ghosts, Hauntings, and Traumatic Dissociations in Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace and the Gospel of John,” and “On the Eighth Day, God Laughed: ‘Jewing’ Humor and Self-Deprecation in the Gospel of Mark and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”


Professor Emanuel is Slytherin Sun Hufflepuff Rising. When she’s not teaching or researching, she can be found training, surfing, cello-ing, and exploring California with her partner, Zoë, and their three best fluffs: Gus, Doug, and Finn.

This week's host & welcome from: Lauren Leslie


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MUSIC by: Dr. Kim Harris and Music Director, Louise Dobbs

Next Sunday

September 27 @ 10:15AM

Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement and the Search for Meaning


with Jean Gasca

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