Past Events

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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Jewish Life at Duke, the Duke Center for Jewish Studies and Hillel International are happy to present 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... 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 »
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 6:00pm
Bryan Center Von Canon Rooms
Assi Azar is a popular, openly gay Israeli television personality. He's known for his work in several popular Israeli TV programs including The Show, Good Evening with Guy Pines, and The Champion: Locker Room. He currently co-hosts Big Brother - Israel with Erez Tal and tours internationally... Read More »
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 11:00am
Gray 230
Nir Avieli,lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Ben Gurion University, gives a lunch seminar on "BBQ, Israeli Independence Day and the Politics of Power." Nir Avieli is the author of "Rice Talks: Food and Community in a Vietnamese Town," explores the importance of... Read More »
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 3:00pm
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Please join us for a symposium featuring the research of our graduate students in Jewish Studies. These students have been awarded fellowships, or summer stipends, that honor the memory of Rabbi Nathan Perilman, who, after serving at Temple Emmanu-El in New York City, joined the Triangle-area... Read More »
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 12:00pm
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In this two-part series, we explore leadership and clerical communities. This panel discussion will be moderated by Hayim Herring, who recently edited a book "Keeping Faith in Rabbis," and will feature Professors Barak Richman, Laura Lieber and our new Hillel Rabbi Elana Friedman. The panel... Read More »

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