Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome co-authors Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman and Rakefet Zalashik for a discussion and signing of their book, A Jew's Best Friend? The Image of the Dog Throughout Jewish History.A Jew's Best Friend? discusses specific cultural manifestations of the relationship between dogs and Jews, from ancient times to the present. Covering a geographical range extending from the Middle East through Europe and to North America, the contributors provide a unique cross-cultural, trans-national, diachronic perspective. Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman is an assistant professor in the program in Jewish studies at Vanderbilt University. An expert in Jewish and Islamic law, his most recent work has been as section editor for the Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World. Rakefet Zalashik is a visiting fellow in the Corcoran department of history at the University of Virginia, as well as Wurttemberg guest chair in Israel, and near Eastern studies at the University of Heidelberg.
Author event for Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman and Rakefet Zalashik, author of A Jew's Best Friend?
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 6:30pm
3900 Hillsboro Pike