Anthropologist to offer poetic view of Hebrew Bible, Jewish themes


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville anthropology professor emeritus Ed Segal will read from his Jewish-themed poetry and discuss it during a public event Oct. 18 at UofL.

    Segal’s reading and discussion, “Heritage: Poetic Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible and Jewish Themes,” are part of the Jewish Studies Luncheon Colloquium Series. The noon-1:15 p.m. luncheon event in Room 300, Bingham Humanities Building, is free but reservations are required by Oct. 12 by emailing

      Segal, a cultural anthropologist, recently published his first poetry collection, “Heritage.” The volume explores some biblical texts and stories and also his experiences as a contemporary American Jew. Segal’s research expertise is in ethnicity, religion, gender, development, Central Asia and Africa.

    For more information, contact Ranen Omer-Sherman at 502-852-6842 or


    Judy Hughes
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