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Shai Ginsburg's book, "Rhetoric and Nation" reviewed on H-Judaic

Monday, October 26, 2015
'Rhetoric and Nation: The Formation of Hebrew National Culture, 1880-1990,' is reviewed by Jessica Carr (Lafayette College) at the following:https://networks.h-net.org/node/28655/reviews/91478/carr-ginsburg-rhetoric-and-nation-formation-hebrew-national-cultureCarr notes that "Rhetoric and Nation... Read More »

Laura Lieber changes the classroom with Jews and Germans

Thursday, October 22, 2015
This article was originally posted at Duke Today.  https://today.duke.edu/2015/08/archivesaliveArchives Alive: Students Dive Into the Rubenstein Initiative aims to make collections a stronger part of the undergraduate experience August 31, 2015 | Geoffrey Mock Students... Read More »

Perilman Fellow Thomas Prendergast in "Religions"

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Thomas Prendergast, Duke history graduate student, and Perilman fellow, argues that "imperial peripheries, while traditionally overlooked as sites of knowledge production, in fact played a pivotal role in the development of an important brand of “progressive” social scientific research, one... Read More »

Marc Brettler discusses the new edition of The Jewish Study Bible

Thursday, September 3, 2015
In this podcast for "New Books in Biblical Studies," Marc Zvi Brettler, the Bernice and Morton Lerner Chair of Judaic Studies at Duke, talks about the complexity of editing The Jewish Study Bible, and the foundations upon which it was built.The original recording can be found at: http://... Read More »

Protect me for (the tie of) blood and milk that is between us

Thursday, August 20, 2015
by Oded ZingerThis article originally appeared at the University of Camridge’s Taylor Schechter Genizah Research Project website: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/departments/taylor-schechter-genizah-research-unit/fragment-month/fragment-month-augustReaders of Goitein’s 3rd volume of Med. Soc.... Read More »

Borges in Jerusalem Memories of the Argentine literary mystic’s visit to the Holy Land, and of his nuanced Zionism

Monday, June 15, 2015
This article originally appeared on Tablet at: http://tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/books/191494/borges-in-jerusalemBorges in Jerusalem Memories of the Argentine literary mystic’s visit to the Holy Land, and of his nuanced ZionismBy Shalom Goldman|June 11, 2015 12:00 AM  In 1969 I was... Read More »

A Shmita Manifesto: a radical sabbatical approach to Jewish food reform in the United States

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Adrienne Krone, Duke Center for Jewish Studies Perilman Fellow and Graduate Student in the Department of Religious Studies, has recently published a paper detailing the revolutionar movement that has cropped up with a vision to revitalize American Jewish environmentalism through food reform.She... Read More »

Duke Welcomes Marc Brettler to Jewish Studies Faculty!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The Duke Center for Jewish Studies is incredibly pleased to welcome Marc Brettler to the faculty in Jewish Studies in fall 2015.  Professor Brettler will take over the Bernice and Morton Lerner Chair of Judaic Studies from Professor Eric Meyers who will be retiring at the end of the summer.  He... Read More »

Religion in Israel: It's the Government's Business

Monday, April 6, 2015
Religion in Israel: It’s the Government’s Business by SHALOM GOLDMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 3, 2015: Surveys of religious affiliation in the U.S. reveal that more than 25% of American have joined a faith other than the one in which they were raised. And if we factor in movement from one... Read More »

Digital Militarism: Israel's Occupation in the Social Media Age

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Israel's occupation has been transformed in the social media age. Over the last decade, military rule in the Palestinian territories grew more bloody and entrenched. In the same period, Israelis became some of the world's most active social media users. In Israel today, violent politics are... Read More »

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