David Halperin Author of Journal of a UFO Investigator

David Halperin, author of Journal of a UFO Investigator

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In the 1960s, David Halperin was a teen-age UFO investigator. Today, he is an author and Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, specializing in religious traditions of heavenly ascent. Professor Halperin trained in Semitic languages at Cornell University, rabbinics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and, in Near Eastern Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, where and received his doctorate. From 1976 to 2000 he taught history of Judaism in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of The Merkabah in Rabbinic Literature; The Faces of the Chariot: Early Jewish Responses to Ezekiel’s Vision; Seeking Ezekiel: Text and Psychology and Abraham Miguel Cardozo: Selected Writings.


Journal of a UFO Investigator book coverlecture series
Otherworldly Jerusalem: When a City Becomes a Myth
Beth El Congregation | 118 West Glendale Avenue, Phoenix

The Lure of the Otherworldly: A Personal Story
Friday, November 18 | 6:15 p.m.
discussion following dinner
Shabbat dinner: $18 per person
check payable to Beth El Congregation

Muslim City, Jewish City: The Legends
Saturday, November 19 | 9 a.m.
during Shabbat services

Jewish City, Muslim City: The Land
Saturday, November 19 | 12:30 p.m.

The Lure of the Otherworldly: Four Entered a Garden …”
Sunday, November 20 | 9-10 a.m.
teen session | reading together from the Talmud
adults also welcome

The Lure of the Otherworldly: Ascension or Abduction?
Sunday, November 20 | 10:30-noon
adult session

r.s.v.p. to Beth El by November 11
Renee at 602-944-3359 x113

lecture series co-sponsored by
Beth El Congregation and Center for Jewish Studies


campus lecture
Reimagining Myth: How a Scholar of Jewish Mysticism Came to Write a Novel About UFOs
Monday, November 21 | 10:30 a.m.
Lattie F. Coor Hall, room 4403 | Tempe campus of Arizona State University

campus visit co-sponsored by Center for Jewish Studies and Faculty of Religious Studies in the School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies at Arizona State University