Eric Meyers and Carol Meyers in Mexico City!

Monday, December 1, 2014
Eric Meyers and Carol Meyers recently (October 26-29) delivered a series of lectures on archaeology, ancient Israel, and early Judaism in Mexico City at Universidad Hebraica and Universidad Anahuac. They received a commendation from Universidad Anahuac for their contributions to the study of the... Read More »

The Little Known Holocaust Story of Sanctuary in the Philippines

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
This article originally appeared in Duke Today at: by Ashley Mooney Durham, NC - While much of the world turned its back on those fleeing from the Holocaust during World War II, the Philippines opened its doors. Sharon Delmendo, English professor at St.... Read More »

'You can tell the story either way': journalist on Israel-Palestine conflict

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
  By Sydney Sarachek | November 11, 2014 This article originally appeared in The Chronicle at: light of the increasing tension between Israeli and Palestine this summer, Ethan... Read More »

Rhetoric and Nation The Formation of Hebrew National Culture, 1880–1990

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
In Rhetoric and Nation: The Formation of Hebrew National Culture, 1880–1990 Professor Ginsburg considers a wide range of texts of literature, criticism, and politics, while exploring the way each text manifests its own singular logic, which cannot be subsumed under any single ideology. Through... Read More »

LSD and the Rabbis: Part II

Monday, October 20, 2014
This article is a sequel to “LSD and the Rabbis.“By Shalom GoldmanIn utilizing intoxicants to heighten individual religious experience, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi was influenced by the emerging zeitgeist of the early 1960s, a zeitgeist that the Esalen Institute of Big Sur, California, did... Read More »

A Vocabulary of Desire

Monday, September 29, 2014
In A Vocabulary of Desire, Laura Lieber offers a nuanced, multifaceted and highly original study of how the Song of Songs was understood and deployed by Jewish liturgical poets in Late Antiquity (ca. 4th-7th centuries CE). Through her examination of poems which embellish and even rewrite the Song... Read More »

Johnny Cash in the Holy Land

Friday, September 12, 2014
Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash were deeply religious people whose personal and professional lives were imbued with a sense of spiritual struggle and religious engagement. The 2005 biopic Walk the Line was very good at depicting the sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll aspect of Cash’s life and art, but... Read More »

The Military Diminishment of Judaism

Monday, August 25, 2014
This article originally appeared on Patheos, and can be found at: By Shalom Goldman, August 20, 2014Editors' Note:This article is part of the Public Square 2014 Summer Series:... Read More »

LSD and the Rabbi's

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
By Shalom GoldmanThis article originally appeared on Sacred Matters.  You can access the original article at: reactions to the death last month of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi may be a sign that the conversation about... Read More »

Quashing Jewish Dissent on Israel

Monday, July 14, 2014
A New Yorker cartoon of a few years back shows Moses and the Israelites crossing the Red Sea. Looking at Moses, one Israelite says to the other, “Well, he’s alright, but I wish he were a little more pro-Israel.”The leadership of American Jewish community organizations never has to worry about... Read More »