Duke CJS Announces: Perilman Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Friday, December 13, 2013
 The Center for Jewish Studies at Duke University invites applications for the Perilman Post-Doctoral Fellowship in any field of Jewish Studies for the 2014-2015 academic year, with the possibility of renewal for the following year. The Fellowship provides a stipend of $39,264 (US) per year, as... Read More »

Carol Meyers Delivers Presidential Address to SBL

Friday, December 13, 2013
Carol Meyers, Mary Grace Wilson Professor of Religion at Duke University and current president of the Society of Biblical Literature, delivered the presidential address in a plenary session of the annual meeting entitled "Was Ancient Israel a Patriarchal Society?"For more on the address, as well as... Read More »

Gotta Serve Somebody: Bob Dylan in American Religion and Culture

Friday, December 13, 2013
Bob Dylan connects religion and pop culture Amanda Brumwell / The ChronicleFaculty jam out to a repertoire of Bob Dylan songs at Goodson Chapel Thursday. By Zaynah Alam | October 4, 2013     Students, faculty and community members were knocking on heaven's door in Goodson Chapel Thursday... Read More »

Jonathan Eybeschutz: Sabbatianism, Christianity & World Religion

Sunday, November 17, 2013
David Halperin,  SOME THEMES IN THE BOOK VA-AVO HA-YOM EL HA-'AYIN Pawel Maciejko, Coitus interruptus in And I came this day unto the fountain 24 November @ 7pm, Franklin Center, 2204 Erwin Road, Room 240 Coitus interruptus of Va Halperin.Duke-UNC paper

Heschel Highlights, Part 2

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Processing the materials in the Abraham Joshua Heschel papers over the past three months has presented interesting challenges, including deciphering a wide assortment of languages represented in the collection (we’re up to nine languages thus far) and determining date ranges for the materials.... Read More »

Johnny Cash Is In the Promised Land

Friday, September 13, 2013
This article originally appeared on Patheos By Shalom Goldman, Duke UniversityJohnny Cash died on September 12, 2003, and as we approach the tenth anniversary of his death, his reputation as an American musical master seems only to grow. His recordings continue to sell briskly, particularly the... Read More »

Perilman Fellows Win Research Scholarships

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Three of the Rabbi Nathan J. Perilman fellows from the Center for Jewish Studies have been awarded European Studies Research Scholarships for the academic year 2013-2014. Giuseppe Prigiotti (Romance Studies), Rachel Bessner (History), and Annegret Oehme (German), will be participating in a working... Read More »

Germany Confronts Nazism and the Holocaust - This Fall

Monday, August 19, 2013
Learn more about this gripping course that looks at one of the most important question in modern European History, and German studies - how Germans have dealt with the past, and the Second World War through literature, film, and some of the very special collections held here at Duke in the... Read More »

Internalizing Israeli Violence

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Internalizing Israeli Violence by Shai Ginsburg on Aug 14, 2013 • 11: 14 UTC No CommentsAs in 2012, the biggest winners of this year’s Jerusalem Film Festival were debuts by two young and promising directors. Tom Shoval’s Youth received The Haggiag Awards for Israeli Cinema for Full Length Film... Read More »

Shalom Goldman on Jews, Israeli Arabs and the IDF

Monday, July 29, 2013
A report by the Times of Israel yesterday said religious opponents were reciting psalms, blowing the ram’s horn, and tearing garments over a new bill that would “significantly increase enlistment among Ultra-Orthodox Israelis” into Israel’s military or in national service. Members of the... Read More »