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Matisyahu's Modern-Day Mantra

Matisyahu's Modern-Day Mantra

Thursday, October 18, 2012
What does it mean to have religious lyrics in secular pop music? Scholars of religion have attempted to answer this question in a variety of ways. They have described the rock concert as a religious experience and sing-alongs as part of an age-old ritual of mantra recitation. Indeed, "The Boss... read more about Matisyahu's Modern-Day Mantra»
Archival Reunion

Archival Reunion

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Elissa Lerner   September 24, 2012 On the surface, Duke’s recent acquisition of the collected documents of civil rights leader and theologian Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel is an academic and archival coup. The collection, which has never before been available to scholars, spans... read more about Archival Reunion»
German Ink for Duke in Berlin

German Ink for Duke in Berlin

Monday, October 8, 2012
Durham, NC - The Duke in Berlin program offered by the Germanic Languages and Literature department got some high-profile attention this summer in Germany. It was the subject of a feature story in Der Tagesspiegel, one of Berlin's most well-respected newspapers. It paints the picture of a... read more about German Ink for Duke in Berlin»
German-Jewish Studies Workshop 2013

German-Jewish Studies Workshop 2013

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
It is our pleasure to announce that the Third Biennial Duke Workshop in German Jewish Studies will take place from Sunday, February 10, 2013 until Tuesday, February 12, 2013 in Durham, NC at the King's Daughters Inn (near the Duke East Campus) and in part on campus. We welcome two kinds of... read more about German-Jewish Studies Workshop 2013»
Assistant Director Laura Lieber is "Flipping the Classroom"

Assistant Director Laura Lieber is "Flipping the Classroom"

Thursday, September 27, 2012
  What Is “Flipping the Classroom” and Who Is Doing It? By Andrea Novicki On September 27, 2012 · Leave a Comment · In Blog, Teaching Strategies   The flipped classroom – everyone is talking about it, but what exactly does it mean? Derek Bruff, in his Flipped Classroom FAQ defines the... read more about Assistant Director Laura Lieber is "Flipping the Classroom"»

Eric Meyers discusses his new book: "Alexander to Constantine"

Thursday, September 20, 2012
Duke University Professor, and Director of Jewish Studies, Eric Meyers says archaeology in Israel and Palestine can give context for biblical narratives. In his new book, "Alexander to Constantine," co-authored with Mark Chancey, Ph.D. '99, he argues that Hellenism gave Judaism, and later... read more about Eric Meyers discusses his new book: "Alexander to Constantine"»

Nexus can be "expected to become a platform for important research"

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Nexus: Essays in German Jewish Studies, vol. 1. Edited by William Collins Donahue andMartha B. Helfer. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2011. Pp. viii + 246.This welcome new series responds to the present state of German Jewish studies (dropping the hyphen because of its hierarchical implications) with... read more about Nexus can be "expected to become a platform for important research"»
Experts say Bible has enduring role in American life

Experts say Bible has enduring role in American life

Monday, September 17, 2012
Experts say Bible has enduring role in American life By  Jill Rubin|September 11, 2012 Comments (3)Print   Contrary to popular belief, the Bible affects people’s everyday lives because of its influence on the political and social realm, experts said. Biblical scholars gathered for a two-day... read more about Experts say Bible has enduring role in American life»
Perilman Symposium Lineup

Perilman Symposium Lineup

Friday, September 7, 2012
PERILMAN SYMPOSIUMSeptember 12, 11:30AM.  Lunch to be served.All sessions will be followed by Q&A. Session 1: Word Play: Shifting Applications of LanguageNetta van Vliet, Department of Cultural Anthropology"Explaining 'A Politics of the Unspeakable: The Differend of Israel:' Responses from the... read more about Perilman Symposium Lineup»
Shalom TV Features the Heschel Acquisition

Shalom TV Features the Heschel Acquisition

Friday, August 10, 2012
Shalom TV Daily News, featured the acquisition of Rabbi Abraham Heschel's papers by Duke.  Listen to what they had to say during their broadcast at 3:33.You can also view the broadcast directly on YouTube:http://youtu.be/-fhdZkuUi54 read more about Shalom TV Features the Heschel Acquisition»

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