Dr. Yonatan Adler to Present on the Jewish “Stone Age” | Sept. 20, 2016

On September 20, 2016, at 12:30 PM in Student Union Room 304B, Dr. Yonatan Adler (in conversation with Professor Stuart S. Miller) will present “The Jewish ‘Stone Age’ in Roman Palestine.” The event is open to the public and lunch will be served.

Dr. Yonatan Adler is directing the excavation of a 2,000-year-old limestone workshop in a cave in the Galilee, Israel that served as a stone vessel factory during the period of the Second Temple and perhaps later. Was the popularity of stone vessels, which are common in Jewish settlements in Roman Palestine, due to the fact that some Jews believed they could not become impure or because people simply preferred them over pottery made of clay? Dr. Adler’s presentation will be in conversation with the Center’s Academic Director, Prof. Stuart Miller, who has written extensively on this topic.