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Next seminar Dec. 2 with Professor Rachel Elior

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The next meeting of the Jewish Studies Seminar is December 2. Our presenter will be Professor Rachel Elior of the Hebrew University of Jersalem. She will lead a discussion on “The Origins of Hasidisim.” paper available   JSS – Elior read more about Next seminar Dec. 2 with Professor Rachel Elior»
Shalom Goldman's Students Are Finding Middle Ground

Shalom Goldman's Students Are Finding Middle Ground

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Fraade and Boyd: There May Never Be a Winner, But We Are All Losing November 21, 2012         by STEVEN BOYD and RACHEL FRAADE for ISLAMiCommentary on NOVEMBER 20, 2012:The two people who came together to write this column are very different. One of us is a male, the other is... read more about Shalom Goldman's Students Are Finding Middle Ground»

Next seminar November 11 with Professor Shaul Magid

Friday, November 2, 2012
The next meeting of the Jewish Studies Seminar will be Sunday, November 11. Our guest will be Prof. Shaul Magid, Jay and Jeannie Schottenstein Chair in Jewish Studies at Indiana University. He will lead a discussion on “Liberal Judaism, Christianity, and the Spector of... read more about Next seminar November 11 with Professor Shaul Magid»

Next seminar Oct. 28 with Prof. Marsha Rozenblit – Cancelled

Monday, October 22, 2012
The next meeting of the Jewish Studies Seminar is Sunday, Oct. 28. Our guest is Professor Marsha Rozenblit, University of Maryland. She will present “Jews and Other Germans: The Case of Moravia, 1848-1938.” paper available   JSS – Rozenblit 2012-2013 Schedule October 28,... read more about Next seminar Oct. 28 with Prof. Marsha Rozenblit – Cancelled»
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"»

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