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Call for Papers: Nexus 2: Essays in German Jewish Studies

Thursday, May 10, 2012
Call for Papers:Nexus 2: Essays in German Jewish StudiesEdited by William Collins Donahue and Martha B. HelferNexus, the official publication of the biennial German Jewish Workshop at Duke University, invites proposals for our second volume. We are interested in innovative research that introduces... read more about Call for Papers: Nexus 2: Essays in German Jewish Studies»
Paul Salem: A Moral Imperative to Heal

Paul Salem: A Moral Imperative to Heal

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Editor's Note: In 2008, Duke Magazine profiled five incoming members of the Class of 2012.  As the class prepares to graduate this month, the magazine returned to the students to see how they fared, and one story is reprinted below.  More can be found in the May issue of Duke Magazine. Paul... read more about Paul Salem: A Moral Imperative to Heal»

Next Seminar May 3 with Mirjam and Noam Zadoff

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Come celebrate the end of a great year with us. Our guests will be Mirjam and Noam Zadoff from the University of Munich. They will lead a discussion on: “Jewish-German Dialogues: Gershom and Werner Scholem.” Please RSVP to Amy at amy.vargas@duke.edu papers available: JSS –... read more about Next Seminar May 3 with Mirjam and Noam Zadoff»
Shai Ginsburg writes on Joseph Cedar’s "Footnote"

Shai Ginsburg writes on Joseph Cedar’s "Footnote"

Monday, April 23, 2012
Moshe Feiglin is not known for his film criticism. A high ranking member of Israel’s ruling Likud party, the right-winger is better known for his extremist views. Yet, two months ago, he published one of the most important aesthetic pronouncements to be made in Israel in recent years. Featured... read more about Shai Ginsburg writes on Joseph Cedar’s "Footnote"»

Next seminar April 29 with Charlotte E. Fonrobert

Friday, April 13, 2012
The next meeting of the Jewish Studies Seminar is Sunday, April 29. Our guest is Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies and Co-Director, Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Stanford University. She will present “Rabbinic Urban... read more about Next seminar April 29 with Charlotte E. Fonrobert»
Q&A with Mark Goodacre and Eric Meyers

Q&A with Mark Goodacre and Eric Meyers

Thursday, April 12, 2012
Q&A with Mark Goodacre and Eric MeyersBy Lauren Carroll   In the week following Easter and Passover, a new controversial book and corresponding film about religious archeology is gathering media attention. Filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici and James Tabor, chair of the religious studies... read more about Q&A with Mark Goodacre and Eric Meyers»
Research Fellowships in Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible

Research Fellowships in Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible

Monday, March 19, 2012
The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Center for Jewish Studies are pleased to announce the availability of new fellowships to support scholars, students, and independent researchers whose work would benefit from access to the Judaica materials held by the... read more about Research Fellowships in Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible»

Next Seminar March 18 with Prof. Christine Hayes

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The next meeting of the Jewish Studies Seminar is Sunday, March 18. Our guest will be Professor Christine Hayes of Yale University. She will lead a discussion of her essay “Legal Realism and Sectarian Self-Fashioning in Jewish Antiquity.” paper available  JSS-Hayes read more about Next Seminar March 18 with Prof. Christine Hayes»
Katheen Perry '13 preaches "Healing Bitter with Bitter"

Katheen Perry '13 preaches "Healing Bitter with Bitter"

Thursday, March 8, 2012
This story originally appeared in The Herald Sun. DURHAM – Kathleen Perry is on two paths at Duke University – religion and pre-med. While the junior is still considering which direction to take for graduate school, she knows they could eventually combine or intersect. In a sense, they already have... read more about Katheen Perry '13 preaches "Healing Bitter with Bitter"»

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