Past Events

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 5:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute for a reading and discussion of An Afterlife, a novel by Frances Bartkowski. This event is part of our World Arts series. A reception and book signing follows; books will be available to buy on site. Free and open to the public.In an Afterlife, young... Read More »
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 6:00pm
Freeman Center for Jewish Life
A famous Biblical passage describes a circular object that's 10 cubits in diameter and 30 cubits in circumference. This suggests 3 as a value for pi... or does it? We'll look at how the Talmud and various commentators throughout the centuries have wrestled with that passage and its implications for... Read More »
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 6:00pm
Freeman Center for Jewish Life
A famous Biblical passage describes a circular object that is 10 cubits in diameter and 30 cubits in circumference. This suggests 3 as a value for pi... or does it? We'll look at how the Talmud and various commentators throughout the centuries have wrestled with that passage and its implications... Read More »
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 6:30pm
Classroom Building, Room 101
Newly discovered material from the High Court of the Holy Roman Empire provides a point of departure for understanding the overlap of Jewish and Christian societies in Medieval and early modern history. It also highlights the variety of Jewish experiences in early modern daily life. We will use... Read More »
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 1:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater
Join Duke's Coalition for Preserving Memory (CPM) to view three important films dedicated to remembering and raising awareness about mass atrocities and human rights crimes: "Leaving Memel," "Violins of Hope," and "The Armenian Genocide" (originally aired on PBS). We will have two guest speakers... Read More »
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 6:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Mikhal Dekel (City College of New York) comes to Duke to give the Holocaust Remembrance Day lecture on her new book, "Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey." A book signing and reception will follow.Dekel was born in Haifa, Israel, to a Holocaust refugee father and an Israeli-born mother.... Read More »
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 4:00pm
Freeman Center for Jewish Life
Religion and State relations were never simple in Israel, yet over the last three decades they've entered a dramatic overhaul. The famous "Status Quo", agreed between Ben-Gurion and the Ultra-Orthodox in 1947, is today a dead letter, highlighting the growing gap between public opinion in Israel and... Read More »
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 7:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater
Film Screening:"Synonyms"(Nadav Lapid, 2019, 123 min, France/Israel, French & Hebrew w/ subtitles, Color, DCP)Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film at the Berlin International Film Festival, "Synonyms" features a dynamic lead performance from newcomer Tom Mercier, whose feral intensity... Read More »
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 4:00pm
Freeman Center for Jewish Life
The North Carolina Jewish Studies Seminar welcomes Jonathan Decter (Brandeis University) who will present on "Al-yahudiyya: The Emergence of a Comparative Framework in Medieval Jewish Thought."Jonathan Decter is the Edmond J. Safra Professor of Sephardic Studies at Brandeis University. His most... Read More »
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 6:00pm
Westbrook 0016
The Duke Center for Jewish Studies and the annual Rudnick lecture proudly welcomes David Makovsky and Ghaith Al-Omari, senior fellows at The Washington Institute. This event is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow the event.David Makovsky is the Ziegler... Read More »

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