Shalom Goldman discusses Phillip Glass' "Akhnaten"

Monday, February 25, 2013
In this panel discussion at Indiana University's School of Music, Shalom Goldman joins IU's Egyptologist Steve Vinson, Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and the production’s internationally recognized artistic team: Stage Director Candace Evans, Music Director... Read More »

Laura Lieber Flips the Classroom

Monday, February 18, 2013
Laura Lieber, Associate Professor of Religion, Director of the Center for Late Ancient Studies, and Assistant Director of the Duke Center for Jewish Studies was recently featured for her work on team-based learning in the classroom, in which she argues that new technologies and ideas can encourage... Read More »

Next seminar Feb. 24 with Prof. Marsha Rozenblit

Friday, February 15, 2013
The next meeting of the Jewish Studies Seminar is Sunday, February 24, 2013. Our guest speaker is Marsha Rozenblit, Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Jewish History at the University of Maryland. She will lead a discussion on “Jews and Other Germans: The Case of Moravia, 1848-... Read More »

Next seminar February 15 with Dr. Verena Kasper-Marienberg

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The next meeting of the Jewish Studies seminar is scheduled for Friday, February 15. This is a joint session with the Triangle Legal History Seminar. Our guest speaker is Dr. Verena Kasper-Marienberg and she will present her paper “Jewish Cases at an Early Modern Supreme Court... Read More »

Next seminar January 27 with Dr. Zohar Maor

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The next meeting of the Jewish Studies Seminar is January 27. Our guest will be Dr. Zohar Maor of the Department of History, Bar-Ilan University. He will lead a discussion on “Max Brod: Identity and Hybridity.” paper available       JSS – max brod final

A Bagel with Hagel? Not If You Are an American Jewish “Leader”

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A Bagel with Hagel? Not If You Are an American Jewish “Leader”By Shalom Goldman, Duke UniversityEver since the name of Chuck Hagel was floated by the Obama White House as a possible appointment to the post of Secretary of Defense, conservative Republicans have been telling us that the former... Read More »

2013 Holy Land Archaeology Blog

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Since its nineteenth century beginnings, archaeology in the Holy Land has been driven by the desire to illuminate, even to verify, Jewish and Christian scripture. At the same time, western expeditions and excavations served to further colonial interests in the exotic Orient. Both of these... Read More »

"A Mockery of Justice: Caricature and the Dreyfus Affair" Exhibit Opens

Thursday, December 13, 2012
Few trials in French history have been so decisive, and so divisive, as the twelve year trial, re-trial and eventual acquittal of the Jewish Captain Alfred Dreyfus, who, in 1894, was falsely accused of selling military secrets to the enemy German army.  As Emile Zola suggested in his valiant... Read More »

Rabbi David Ellenson at Duke

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
On Sunday, December 9, Rabbi David Ellenson, President of Hebrew Union College and I.H. and Anna Grancell Professor of Jewish Religious Thought delivered the 2012 annual Rudnick lecture lecture entitled “Jewish Peoplehood in the Jewish State: Marriage, Conversion, and the Future of Israel.”The... Read More »

CANCELLED – seminar December 9 with Professor David Ellenson

Monday, December 3, 2012
Our guest will be Rabbi Professor David Ellenson, President and I. H. and Anna Grancell Professor of Jewish Religious Thought at Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion.   He will lead a discussion on "National Sovereignty, Jewish Identity and the 'Sake of Heaven... Read More »