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Jewish Studies Students distribute $101,000 in grants for Philanthropy Lab

Jewish Studies Students distribute $101,000 in grants for Philanthropy Lab

Friday, December 15, 2017
See full article at Duke Chronicle.  "Students in the first-year seminar, named Values in Action, partnered with the Philanthropy Lab, a national philanthropic organization, to present a combined $101,000 in grant funding to a variety of organizations Monday. President Vincent Price,... read more about Jewish Studies Students distribute $101,000 in grants for Philanthropy Lab»
As Trump Declares Embassy Move, Scholars Discuss Future of Jerusalem at Duke

As Trump Declares Embassy Move, Scholars Discuss Future of Jerusalem at Duke

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Over the course of the fall semester, seven scholars on Israel/Palestine spoke at Duke in a lecture series entitled "50 Years of Occupation, 1967-2017: Israel/Palestine, Histories and Futures."  The speaker series included Amahl Bishara, who spoke about the use of the internet and social media... read more about As Trump Declares Embassy Move, Scholars Discuss Future of Jerusalem at Duke»
Yasmin Levy Pours Passion Into Sephardic Songs

Yasmin Levy Pours Passion Into Sephardic Songs

Monday, November 6, 2017
Yasmin Levy is an acclaimed Israeli artist known for her twist on Sephardic songs. The musical tradition came from her father who recorded and preserved folk songs in Ladino, a Judeo-Spanish language that emerged in the territories of the ancient Ottoman Empire after Jews were exiled from... read more about Yasmin Levy Pours Passion Into Sephardic Songs »
Yossi Klein Halevi comes to Duke!

Yossi Klein Halevi comes to Duke!

Monday, October 30, 2017
Prizewinning Israeli author Yossi Klein Halevi will discuss the future relationship between American Jews and Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Duke University. The talk begins at 6 p.m. in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library on West Campus, and is free and open to the... read more about Yossi Klein Halevi comes to Duke!»

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Visits Duke, and the Center for Jewish Studies

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
This article originally appeared at the following: http://kenan.ethics.duke.edu/blog/jewish-muslim-religious-leaders-share-importance-inter-faith-dialogue/  March 28, 2017 Imam Abdullah Antepli , left, shares a laugh with Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks during the pair’s public talk... read more about Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Visits Duke, and the Center for Jewish Studies»
Marc Brettler on American Values, Religious Voices

Marc Brettler on American Values, Religious Voices

Thursday, February 2, 2017
This article can originally be found at: http://www.valuesandvoices.com/letter14/ February 2, 2017   Dear President Trump, Vice President Pence, Members of the Trump Administration and 115th Congress, The story about Abraham bargaining with God to save the people... read more about Marc Brettler on American Values, Religious Voices»

Marc Brettler talks with USA Today about the Ein Gedi Torah scroll

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Original article appeared at: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/09/21/burnt-manuscript-one-oldest-known-copies-torah-ever-found/90786164/ Charred manuscript is one of oldest known copies of Torah ever found Traci Watson, Special for USA TODAY 2:24 p.m. EDT September 21, 2016... read more about Marc Brettler talks with USA Today about the Ein Gedi Torah scroll»
 Student-Designed App Preserves Holocaust Survivor Stories

Student-Designed App Preserves Holocaust Survivor Stories

Monday, September 12, 2016
This article originally appeared at: https://global.duke.edu/student-designed-app-preserves-holocaust-survivor-stories An idea born in one Duke classroom now has the potential to be a tool in many. A team of first-year students in Professor Laura Lieber’s seminar on Jewish-German culture... read more about Student-Designed App Preserves Holocaust Survivor Stories»

New AJS Perspectives Now Online

Monday, August 1, 2016
excerpt from AJS Perspectives: http://perspectives.ajsnet.org/sound-issue/sound-editors/ "...With this issue of AJS Perspectives, we seek to highlight a few of the myriad roles that sound, and the study of sound, can play within the world of Jewish Studies. Some authors approach sound through a... read more about New AJS Perspectives Now Online»

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