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04/22/91

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Biale to address 'Zionism as an erotic revolution'

STANFORD -- David Biale, director of the Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and Koret Professor of Jewish History, will speak on "Zionism as an Erotic Revolution" at 8 p.m. Monday, April 29, in Building 200 (History Corner), Room 2.

Sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, the lecture is free and open to the public. A reception follows in Building 200, Room 302.

Biale's lecture is part of the "People of the Body/People of the Book" conference, which will be held April 28 and 29 at Stanford and April 30 at UC-Berkeley.

Biale is the author of Gershom Scholem: Kabbalah and Counter-History; Power and Powerlessness in Jewish History; and Eros and the Jews: Sexuality, Marriage and Family in Jewish History.

His talk is the 22nd annual Aaron-Roland Lecture in Jewish Studies, the series is endowed by the family of Mrs. Samuel Roland in memory of Dr. Samuel Roland, clinical assistant professor of surgery at Stanford Medical School, who died in an accident in 1970 at the age of 47.

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