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Valentine’s Day Program at Kent State to Discuss the Connection between Love and the Jewish Bible, Feb. 14

Posted Feb. 6, 2012

Kent State University’s Jewish Studies Program continues its Lunch and Learn series this Valentine’s Day with an event titled “Love and Temptation in The Song of Songs.”

Doron M. Kalir, Esq., adjunct professor at Siegal College of Judaic Studies in Cleveland, will present on Tuesday, Feb. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Kent Student Center, Room 310 A&B. The event is free and open to all. Attendees can bring their own lunch. Drinks and desserts will be provided.

“On Valentine’s Day, people’s thoughts turn to love,” said Chaya Kessler, director of Kent State’s Jewish Studies Program. “The Jewish Studies Program sees this as an opportune time to explore the idea of love as it is expressed in the biblical text of the Song of Songs.”

Kalir first studied law in Israel, where he obtained Bachelor of Law (cum laude) and Master of Law (summa cum laude) degrees. He then obtained another Master of Law degree from Columbia Law School (Kent Scholar - highest honors), where he also taught a seminar on Biblical Jurisprudence. Kalir lectures regularly on the biblical narrative. He blogs on the portion of the week at

The Lunch and Learn series is supported by a friend of the Jewish Studies Program, anonymously.

For more information regarding Kent State’s Jewish Studies Program or Lunch and Learn, call Kessler at 330-672-8926 or visit

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Media Contact:
Chaya Kessler,, 330-672-8926