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Yasmin Levy Pours Passion Into Sephardic Songs

Monday, November 6, 2017
Yasmin Levy is an acclaimed Israeli artist known for her twist on Sephardic songs. The musical tradition came from her father who recorded and preserved folk songs in Ladino, a Judeo-Spanish language that emerged in the territories of the ancient Ottoman Empire after Jews were exiled from... Read More »

Yossi Klein Halevi comes to Duke!

Monday, October 30, 2017
Prizewinning Israeli author Yossi Klein Halevi will discuss the future relationship between American Jews and Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Duke University. The talk begins at 6 p.m. in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library on West Campus, and is free and open to the... Read More »

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Visits Duke, and the Center for Jewish Studies

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
This article originally appeared at the following: http://kenan.ethics.duke.edu/blog/jewish-muslim-religious-leaders-share-importance-inter-faith-dialogue/  March 28, 2017 Imam Abdullah Antepli , left, shares a laugh with Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks during the pair’s public talk... Read More »

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 »

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