God Speed: “Race Cars for Peace” in the Holy City

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
This article originally appeared on Patheos at Shalom Goldman, Duke UniversityIn the US, spectator sports and religious conviction often go hand in hand. Americans are used to players, and teams, who... Read More »

Duke CJS to Co-Sponsor 2nd International Conference on Israeli Documentary Cinema

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The Duke Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to be co-sponsoring the Second International Conference on Israeli Documentary Cinema at the 30th Jerusalem International Film Festival with the help of faculty member Shai Ginsburg.The 30th anniversary of the Jerusalem International Film Festival is... Read More »

Jewish-American Literature - Learn More This Fall!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Learn more about our exciting first-year seminar (89S) on Jewish-American Literature, taught by literature scholar Judith Ruderman.  The course begins in NYC in the late 19th-century, and through fiction and film explores the immigrant experience.  The course then looks at both the suburban... Read More »

Down Home: A Digital Exhibit Goes Live

Monday, May 13, 2013
The Duke Center for Jewish Studies, in connection with the Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina (JHFNC) is happy to announce the birth of Down Home: A Virtual Museum on its web site: While hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians saw the exhibit in person... Read More »

Laura Lieber to present at IIJS

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Laura Lieber, Assistant Director of the Duke Center for Jewish Studies and Associate Professor of Religion, will be presenting her paper "Balak on the Liturgical Stage" this weekend at the Columbia University Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies at a conference titled "The Past - and Present -... Read More »

Next seminar April 30 with Louise and Dieter Hecht

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
  The final Jewish Studies Seminar of 2012-2013 will meet Tuesday April 30. Our guests will be Louise Hecht, Palacky University, Olmutz, and Dieter Hecht of the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Graz. They will lead a discussion on ”The Haskalah in Bohemia and... Read More »

Next seminar April 7 with Prof. Gail Sherman

Monday, April 1, 2013
The next meeting of the Jewish Studies Seminar is Sunday, April 7, 2013. Our guest speaker is Gail Sherman, Professor of English and Humanities, Reed College. She will lead a discussion on “Paradox, Not Orthodox, Jews: The Jewish-American Fiction of Joanne Greenberg.” paper... Read More »

Slaves to Occupation

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Film / Visual Slaves to Occupation by Shai Ginsburg on Mar 28, 2013 • 1: 40 UTC No CommentsThe Gatekeepers is like a history lesson. It’s subject is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the 1967 war. The instructors are the five former heads of the Shin Bet: Israel’s General Security Service (GSS... Read More »

Why Jews Don't Elect a Pope, and What Might Happen if They Did

Friday, March 22, 2013
By Shalom Goldman,While the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics eagerly awaited the decision of the Cardinals who were sequestered in the Sistine Chapel, members of the world’s other religions, among them many of the world’s 14 million Jews, were also closely following developments in Rome. But as is... Read More »

"Beyond the Holocaust: Invented Mothers, Mothers of Invention: Biblical Women Reimagined"

Monday, March 18, 2013
Laura Lieber, assistant director of the Duke Center for Jewish Studies, gave a talk Tuesday, March 12, 2013 "Beyond the Holocaust: Invented Mothers, Mothers of Invention: Biblical Women Reimagined" at the Fayetteville Public Library in Fayetteville, AR. The talk highlighted some of the most... Read More »