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Marc Brettler on American Values, Religious Voices

Thursday, February 2, 2017
This article can originally be found at: http://www.valuesandvoices.com/letter14/ February 2, 2017   Dear President Trump, Vice President Pence, Members of the Trump Administration and 115th Congress, The story about Abraham bargaining with God to save the people... Read More »

Jon D. Levenson lecture "Genesis 22: The Binding of Isaac and the Crucifixion of Jesus" now ONLINE

Thursday, October 13, 2016
  "Genesis 22: The Binding of Isaac and the Crucifixion of Jesus,"  

Marc Brettler talks with USA Today about the Ein Gedi Torah scroll

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Original article appeared at: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/09/21/burnt-manuscript-one-oldest-known-copies-torah-ever-found/90786164/ Charred manuscript is one of oldest known copies of Torah ever found Traci Watson, Special for USA TODAY 2:24 p.m. EDT September 21, 2016... Read More »

Student-Designed App Preserves Holocaust Survivor Stories

Monday, September 12, 2016
This article originally appeared at: https://global.duke.edu/student-designed-app-preserves-holocaust-survivor-stories An idea born in one Duke classroom now has the potential to be a tool in many. A team of first-year students in Professor Laura Lieber’s seminar on Jewish-German culture... Read More »

New AJS Perspectives Now Online

Monday, August 1, 2016
excerpt from AJS Perspectives: http://perspectives.ajsnet.org/sound-issue/sound-editors/ "...With this issue of AJS Perspectives, we seek to highlight a few of the myriad roles that sound, and the study of sound, can play within the world of Jewish Studies. Some authors approach sound through a... Read More »

Bobby Green Remembers Wiesel's Talk at Duke Jewish Studies

Monday, July 11, 2016
Duke graduate (Trinity '88, School of Medicine '93), Bobby Green, remembers his time at Duke. While completing his Certificate in Jewish Studies, Green had the opportunity to meet and introduce the late renowned Elie Wiesel, who gave the Rudnick lecture in 1987 in Page Auditorium. Green recently... Read More »

Carol and Eric M. Meyers on Teaching and Research Visit in Leiden

Friday, April 8, 2016
Prof. Carol Meyers, Mary Grace Wilson Professor at Duke University (em. 2015), Durham NC, and her husband Prof. Eric M. Meyers, Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor at Duke University (em. 2015), Durham NC have shaped the study of Israelite and Jewish history and material culture in ancient... Read More »

Movimiento Judío por los Derechos Humanos

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Today, March 24, 2016, marks the fortieth anniversary of the Argentine military coup that ushered in one of the Western Hemisphere’s most repressive regimes. Seeking to quash “subversion” and liberalize the economy, the coalition of military and civilian leaders who seized power in March 1976... Read More »

Empire, Nationalism and the Jewish Question: Victor Adler and Otto Bauer

Monday, January 25, 2016
In this paper, given at the 2015 annual Empire, Jews and Socialism Conference in Vienna, Austria, Wolfgang Maderthaner looks at the lives of Victor Adler and Otto Bauer—as a prism through which to examine the complex relationship between German nationalism, the Jewish Question and pro-... Read More »

Israel-Palestine, the US, and the Language of the Holocaust

Thursday, October 29, 2015
by SHAI GINSBURG for ISLAMiCommentary on OCTOBER 27, 2015: Originally, I had planned on focusing my comments on the divergent logics of Empire and State — of the political dynamics that inform the politics of the US on the one hand, and of Israel on the other — as emerge from Khalidi’s analysis... Read More »

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