[b-hebrew] 15th Annual E-Lister's Meeting at San Francisco SBL

Yigal Levin Yigal.Levin at biu.ac.il
Mon Nov 14 18:01:53 EST 2011

Dear Rivka,

The SBL meeting is from Shabbat through Tuesday. There is quite a big group
of Shabbat-observant people who attend. We usually get together for Shabbat
services and meals, in this case those interested will attend the local
synagogue and have pre-ordered meals at the Sabra Grill, which is kosher.
When submitting my proposals to speak, I specify that I cannot speak on
Shabbat, and when in fact one of my papers for this year was scheduled for
Shabbat I pointed it out and it was quickly re-scheduled. As far as just
sitting in on lectures on Shabbat, different people have different

As far as the specific e-listers meeting, this is an informal gathering held
in the exhibit hall during a break in the regular sessions. It is not an
"official" event. On the other hand, for those who are attending the SBL
meeting and staying at a nearby hotel, there is no reason not to come on

Yigal Levin

-----Original Message-----
From: Yodan [mailto:yodan at yodanco.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 12:28 AM
To: 'Yigal Levin'; 'b-hebrew'
Subject: RE: [b-hebrew] 15th Annual E-Lister's Meeting at San Francisco SBL

I'd love to attend the meeting (I live in the SF area), but it's on Shabbat!

I know that many on this list do not observe the Shabbat, and many are not
Jewish, but nevertheless I find it a bit puzzling (and somewhat humorous)
that a meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature is held on Shabbat,
which basically excludes those of us who are Jewish and observant. 

Rivka Sherman-Gold

-----Original Message-----
From: b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of K Randolph
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2011 12:36 PM
To: Yigal Levin
Cc: b-hebrew
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] 15th Annual E-Lister's Meeting at San Francisco SBL

Too bad that meeting is behind a paywall higher than what I have on hand. I
live in town, but that paywall will keep me out.

Karl W. Randolph.

> On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 12:50 PM, Yigal Levin <Yigal.Levin at biu.ac.il>
> wrote:
> > With permission from Jeffery Gibson:
> >
> > Please come to the 15th annual E-Lister's Meeting at the the Society of
> > Biblical Literature's Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
> >
> > This meeting will take place on Saturday, Nov. 19th at 11:30 a.m. the
> > Eisenbrauns Press booth (# 546, right next to the food court in the
> > exhibit hall.# 308-313) in the
> > Exhibit Hall of Moscone Convention Center (Level 1 West)..
> >
> > As attendees of previous meetings know, this gathering is a great
> > opportunity to place a face to one hitherto known only as an electronic
> > personality and/or to renew acquaintances made at previous SBLs.
> >
> > So come along and join us there!
> >
> > Yours,
> >
> > Jeffrey Gibson
> >
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