Past Events

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 12:00pm
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This event represents the culmination of the efforts of a year-long graduate student working group composed of Duke and UNC students working at the intersection of immigration and religion. Students have met monthly throughout the school year to develop their projects and receive feedback from the... Read More »
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 1:00pm
Online
We are pleased to be able to invite you to a faculty-student zoom workshop that Fordham's Center for Jewish Studies and Columbia's Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies are hosting with Pratima Gopalakrishnan this coming Monday, March 22, from 1-2pm, titled "The Wages of Reproduction," about... Read More »
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 9:30am
Online
PLEASE REGISTER HERE: http://duke.is/PF7HXxTalk description:In the 4th c. CE, the landscape of religious literature in the Levant and Eastern Mediterranean underwent a tectonic shift. From Constantinople to the Galilee to the borders with Persia, in Christian, Jewish, and Samaritan communities, and... Read More »
Friday, January 22, 2021 - 12:00pm
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In this illustrated talk, Sato Moughalian, author of Feast of Ashes: The Life and Art of David Ohannessian (Redwood/Stanford University Press, 2019), documents the art of her grandfather David Ohannessian and his exile to post-World War I Palestine from Ottoman Anatolia. Moughalian will speak about... Read More »
Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 1:30pm
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Throughout modern Israeli history, satire has evolved as a powerful and ubiquitous outlet for social, religious and political commentary. Ha'Yehudim Ba'im (The Jews Are Coming) is an Israeli satirical TV show that first aired in 2014 and turns to the Holy Bible, the Jewish past and other themes in... Read More »
Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 1:30pm
https://duke.zoom.us/j/94248501972
Throughout modern Israeli history, satire has evolved as a powerful and ubiquitous outlet for social, religious and political commentary. Ha’Yehudim Ba’im (The Jews Are Coming) is an Israeli satirical TV show that first aired in 2014 and turns to the Holy Bible, the Jewish past and other themes in... Read More »
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:30pm
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Pressing political issues in Israel are often interwoven into all Israeli popular culture and are particularly seen through the lens of Israeli music.Raleigh-Cary JCC Virtual Speaker Series Event
Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 2:00pm
The North Carolina Jewish Studies Seminar welcomes Yitzhak Lewis, Assistant Professor of Humanities at Duke Kunshan University. He has a PhD in Hebrew and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. His interests include comparative literature in Spanish, Hebrew and Yiddish, literary theory... Read More »
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 9:30pm
Online
Early Twentieth century American Jewish leaders like Solomon Schechter, Mordechai Kaplan, and Stephen S. Wise (among many others) saw Zionism and elements of emerging Hebrew culture in the Jewish Yishuv in Palestine as central to their visions of Jewish life in America. Part of the successful... Read More »
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 2:00pm
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Celebrate the end of the academic year with the 2019-20 cohort of Religions and Public Life graduate fellows, as they present public talks based on their research. The virtual workshop will meet on Zoom Wednesday, April 29, 2:00-5:30PM. Each panelist will give a 6-8 minute "TEDx"-style presentation... Read More »

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