Past Events

Monday, December 7, 2015 - 3:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Join us for a reception as we mark the achievement of our sophomore's Scott Powell and Matthew Kirshner, who have worked in conjunction with the Triangle-local Center for Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education of North Carolina (Holocaust Speaker's Bureau) in order to ensure that the... Read More »
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 5:00pm
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The Rudnick Lecture and the Duke Center for Jewish Studies welcomes journalist Judith Miller, an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a City Journal contributing editor, a best-selling author, and a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter formerly with the New York Times. In 2002,... Read More »
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 6:00pm
Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater
Q&A with Joachim Prinz' son, Jonathan Prinz, to follow the screening! Documentary Screening: "Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent" (Rachel Fisher and Rachel Pasternak, 2013, 57min, USA, in English, Color) / In Berlin in the 1930's, the civil rights of Jews were systematically stripped away. A... Read More »
Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 6:00pm
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This chapter focuses on Adolf Jellinek¿s writings in Wissenschaft des Judentums. In the 1840s and 1850s, Jellinek published a series of critical studies focused on the complex history of rabbinical midrash. As Jellinek transitioned away from scholarship and into preaching, however, these Jewish... Read More »
Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 6:00pm
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This chapter focuses on Adolf Jellinek¿s writings in Wissenschaft des Judentums. In the 1840s and 1850s, Jellinek published a series of critical studies focused on the complex history of rabbinical midrash. As Jellinek transitioned away from scholarship and into preaching, however, these Jewish... Read More »
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 5:00pm
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The Duke Center for Jewish Studies is proud to welcome Tova Hartman who will give a lecture titled "Go Away and Change: Feminism and Traditional Judaism." Hartman is the Dean of Humanities and Professor at the Kiryat Ono Academic College, as well as the founder of the School of Education. A... Read More »
Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 2:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center 240
Aviva Ben-Ur is an Associate Professor in Judaic and Near Eastern Studies at UMass Amherst. She specializes in Atlantic Jewish history and slavery studies. She is the author of Remnant Stones: The Jewish Cemeteries and Synagogues of Suriname: Essays (Hebrew Union College Press, 2012) and... Read More »
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:00am
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 "Garage"
For Robertson Smith, Semites had perfected the art of blood sacrifice; for Renan, they invented racial purity.. And then there came the vampires, those notorious, if ambiguous, Oriental figures that appear to have taken over the world (or soon will, if Ephraim Goodweather doesn't stop them). Is... Read More »
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 5:30pm
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The Duke Center for Jewish Studies and the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies is proud to welcome Ruth Ellen Gruber who will give a lecture entitled "Seeing, Believing, Being: Holocaust sites, Jewish heritage, Dark (and not-so-dark) Tourism." In this talk she will discuss changing... Read More »
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 6:00pm
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Ari Shavit, author of critically-acclaimed, New York Times bestseller My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel. An outspoken columnist for Haaretz, Israel's newspaper of record, and a prominent commentator on Israeli Public Television, Shavit has become one of the strongest voices... Read More »

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