Past Events

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 7:00pm
Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater
Rock in the Red Zone focuses on real people who aren't right- or left-wing - in fact, the only thing they share is that they were on the receiving end of rocket barrages fired from Palestinians in Gaza over the course of many years, and that for solace, they turned to music. It provides a powerful... Read More »
Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 3:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center Room 240 -- Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall
Efforts to understand- 'reason'-the Holocaust have ranged from claims of the impossibility of explaining or even describing it (thus as literally unspeakable) to assertions of its historical probability or inevitability, given its place in European or German, and Jewish, history. That issue is the... Read More »
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 6:00pm
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The Duke Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to welcome the CEO of Sojourners, Robert Wilson-Black, to discuss "What do we owe one another? A new social covenant and theory of change to make sense of the times." Wilson-Black is a liaison to the World Evangelical Alliance, World Economic Forum,... Read More »
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 7:00pm
Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem is a 2014 Israeli-French drama film directed by Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz. The film is the third in a trilogy focusing on the unhappy marriage of Viviane Amsalem, the first being To Take a Wife and the second Shiva. It was screened as part of the... Read More »
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 7:00pm
Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater
Film Screening: "Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem" (Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz, 2014, 115 min, Israel/France/Germany, in Hebrew, French, and Arabic w/ English subtitles, Color, Blu-Ray) / An Israeli woman (Ronit Elkabetz) seeking to finalize a divorce (gett) from her estranged husband... Read More »
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 12:00pm
Old Chemistry 011
Rachel S. Harris gives a lunch seminar on "Mizrachi Witches in Israeli Cinema."A rise in Israeli filmmaking during the 1990s led to a new fascination with women's representation and depictions of Mizrachi ethnicity. These two spheres coalesced into recreations of an imaginative cinematic landscape... Read More »
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 12:15pm
The lunch seminar with Professor Guy Miron evolves around reconsiderations of the significance of space and time in German-Jewish and Holocaust history. The seminar is based on two recent contributions by the speaker that will be emailed to registered attendees. Guy Miron is Professor of Jewish... Read More »
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 6:00pm
Sanford Fleishman Commons
American Jewish Work Services Global Ambassador, Ruth Messinger, comes to Duke to give a lecture on pursuing global justice.Messinger, President of American Jewish World Service (AJWS) from 1998 to July of 2016, is currently the organization's inaugural Global Ambassador. In this role, Ruth is... Read More »
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:00pm
Based on the acclaimed book Denial: Holocaust History on Trial, DENIAL recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt's (Academy Award® winner Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (BAFTA nominee Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the... Read More »
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 5:00pm
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The Duke Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to again host our annual graduate Perilman Fellow symposium. This year we look forward to welcoming a keynote lecture by Dr. Emily Sigalow, our Perilman Post-Doctoral Scholar. Dr. Sigalow's work focuses on the historical and contemporary encounter... Read More »