A lecture in London given by Raymond Scheindlin, Professor of Medieval Hebrew Literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol, one of the greatest poets of the medieval golden age of Hebrew poetry, left a record of ecstatic spiritual experience in his religious verse and of a troubled, combative personality in his secular verse. In this lecture, we will explore both of these facets of his work and show how they emerged from a single, singular vision. Along the way, we will speak of the genizah’s contribution to the reconstruction of his poetry.
Free event. A selection of wine and soft drinks will be served.