March 11, 2008
Dr. Rachel Zohar Dulin, professor of Hebrew and the Bible at The Spertus Institute in Chicago, Ill., will be the featured speaker for the annual Goldstein Lecture to be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, in the UPS Auditorium of the Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Avenue.
Dulin’s address will be entitled “Female Personalities in the Bible and Their Legacy for Modern Women.”
Aside from her lecture on the Morningside campus, Dulin will also present the address “Alive, Unabashed and Passionate Extraordinary Women of the Bible” during the 8 p.m. Shabbat Service at Congregation Beth Shalom, 815 38th Street, on Friday, March 28.
The Goldstein Lecture is co-sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS) and the Jewish Federation of Sioux City. The Goldstein Lectures are made possible through a permanent endowment provided by the Harold and Bernice Goldstein Foundation.
Dulin’s address at the Shabbat Service is sponsored by Congregation Beth Shalom and the Jewish Federation of Sioux City.
Both events are free and open to the public.
Her lecture at Morningside will focus on the impact of women in shaping biblical society. Highlights will include biblical women’s struggle for civil rights and their political impact and social contributions they made to their culture and the lasting impact biblical women had on their world view and on the belief system of Western culture at large.
Dulin was born and raised in Israel and served as a teacher in the Israeli Army before she came to the United States to teach. She has over 40 years experience teaching in formal and informal education. Aside from her teaching position at The Spertus Institute, she has been a visiting professor at various universities throughout the Midwest.
Dulin holds bachelor’s degrees from Morehead State University in Morehead, Minn., and from Spertus College, and a master’s degree in comparative religion and a doctorate degree in religious and theological studies from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
She has published books and articles on the subjects of women, aging, and politics in the Bible. Dulin has appeared on nationally broadcast radio programs, television, theaters, lecture halls, and religious institutions across the country.