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An Inspiring Civil Rights Legacy Comes to Duke

An Inspiring Civil Rights Legacy Comes to Duke

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Durham, NC - Duke University will acquire the papers of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, a scholar, writer and theologian who is widely recognized as one of the most influential religious leaders of the 20th century, the school announced Monday. Heschel was a highly visible and charismatic leader... read more about An Inspiring Civil Rights Legacy Comes to Duke»
Scholars Examine Bible's Role in American Politics, Sept. 9-10

Scholars Examine Bible's Role in American Politics, Sept. 9-10

Monday, August 6, 2012
Durham, NC - Duke University's Center for Jewish Studies and Department of Religion will host a conference Sept. 9-10 on how the Bible is used -- and misused -- in political campaigns, school curricula, foreign policy and popular culture. The two-day event, Bible in the Public Square, is free... read more about Scholars Examine Bible's Role in American Politics, Sept. 9-10»
Shai Ginsburg discusses Israeli cinema in the article "A Country Called Conflict"

Shai Ginsburg discusses Israeli cinema in the article "A Country Called Conflict"

Monday, July 30, 2012
A Country Called Conflict by Shai Ginsburg on Jul 26, 2012 • 11: 29 UTC    Israel is not just bedeviled by the occupation. It also struggles internally, with every manner of social problem. The two biggest winners of this year’s Jerusalem Film Festival could not do a better job of underlining... read more about Shai Ginsburg discusses Israeli cinema in the article "A Country Called Conflict"»
Director Eric Meyers discusses "Jewish Berlin"

Director Eric Meyers discusses "Jewish Berlin"

Thursday, July 19, 2012
by Eric MeyersDuke in Berlin: A Jewish Studies ComponentFor the first time in a number of years the Duke-Rutgers Program in Berlin featured a course on “Jewish Berlin” from May 18 to June 30, 2012. The course was co-taught by me and Emma Woelk, a PhD candidate in German Studies who is also a Nathan... read more about Director Eric Meyers discusses "Jewish Berlin"»
Assistant Director Laura Lieber to present paper at SBL

Assistant Director Laura Lieber to present paper at SBL

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Religion Professor Laura Lieber, Assistant Director of the Duke Center for Jewish Studies will present her paper "The Play's the Thing": Theatricality in Aramaic Piyyutim at this year's International Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Meeting held in Amsterdam.  She will give her paper in a... read more about Assistant Director Laura Lieber to present paper at SBL»
Jacques Berlinerblau asks "Why So Little Religious Politicking in This Presidential Election?"

Jacques Berlinerblau asks "Why So Little Religious Politicking in This Presidential Election?"

Thursday, July 5, 2012
June 22, 2012, 10:55 amBy Jacques Berlinerblau Don't wait for Romney to bring up religion. (Photo by Austen Hufford via Flickr/CC) Four years and nine days ago today, Barack Obama stunned (uninitiated) analysts at a campaign stop in Zanesville Ohio with the announcement that if elected he would ... read more about Jacques Berlinerblau asks "Why So Little Religious Politicking in This Presidential Election?"»
Duke Center for Jewish Studies helps sponsor the first international conference on Israeli documentary cinema

Duke Center for Jewish Studies helps sponsor the first international conference on Israeli documentary cinema

Monday, June 25, 2012
Duke Center for Jewish Studies Affiliated Faculty, Shai Ginsburg (Asian and Middle Eastern Studies), has helped organize the first international conference on Israeli documentary cinema as part of the Jerusalem International Film Festival.The Duke Center for Jewish Studies is also proud to be a... read more about Duke Center for Jewish Studies helps sponsor the first international conference on Israeli documentary cinema»

Shalom Goldman on Johnny Cash

Saturday, June 23, 2012
Shalom Goldman, Professor of Religion, and Duke Center for Jewish Studies affiliated faculty, spoke with IBA News last week about Johnny Cash and the Holy Land.  Cash, whose songs include "In the Land of Israel," had a close connection with the Holy Land as Goldman discusses in this... read more about Shalom Goldman on Johnny Cash»

John Fea: On the Road With Christian America

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
May 16, 2012 By John Fea 7 CommentsAs many of the readers of my blog, “The Way of Improvement Leads Home,” are aware, I have spent a good portion of 2011 and 2012 on the road and on the radio waves promoting my book Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? In the process, I have learned a lot... read more about John Fea: On the Road With Christian America»

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