Judaic and Near Eatsern Studies lecture

David Biale of the University of California at Berkeley will discuss "God’s Language and the Making of Secular Jewish Culture" on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. in 301 Herter Hall.

Biale is Emanuel Ringelblum Professor of Jewish History and director of the program in Jewish studies at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of "Gershom Scholem: Kabbalah and Counter-History, Power and Powerlessness in Jewish History," and "Eros and the Jews." His most recent work is the edited volume, "Cultures of the Jews: A New History."