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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»
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»

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