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Eric Meyers' Review of "The New Jesus Discovery"

Eric Meyers' Review of "The New Jesus Discovery"

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Eric Meyers’ review of “The New Jesus Discovery”Review of “The New Jesus Discovery” (Simon and Schuster 2012, ISBN 978-1-4516-5040-2) Eric M.Meyers, Duke UniversityFor nearly two millennia Christians have venerated the site believed to be where Jesus was buried. The Church of the Holy Sepulcher was... read more about Eric Meyers' Review of "The New Jesus Discovery"»
Shalom Goldman: "A Writer’s Murder Raises Fears of Death-by-Decree"

Shalom Goldman: "A Writer’s Murder Raises Fears of Death-by-Decree"

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
On Saturday January 21, Salman Rushdie announced that because of new threats against his life he would not be attending the Jaipur Literature Festival, India’s premier showcase of Asian literature. Rushdie hid for 11 years after Khomeini’s 1989 public call for his death, only emerging in 2000. Now... read more about Shalom Goldman: "A Writer’s Murder Raises Fears of Death-by-Decree"»

Next seminar Feb. 26 with Prof. Jonathan Elukin

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The next meeting of the Jewish Studies Seminar is Feb. 26. Our guest will be Prof.  Jonathan Elukin of Trinity College. He will lead a discussion of his paper “Is Shylock really Jewish?  The Devil, Theology and the Meaning of the Merchant of Venice.” This seminar is co-... read more about Next seminar Feb. 26 with Prof. Jonathan Elukin»
Jewish Studies Faculty To Sit On Ethics FIlm Panel

Jewish Studies Faculty To Sit On Ethics FIlm Panel

Monday, February 13, 2012
Professor Laura Lieber, Assistant Director of the Center for Jewish Studies, will participate in a faculty panel at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, February 20, to lead a post-film discussion for Little Town of Bethlehem that examines the contemporary nonviolence movement in Israel and the... read more about Jewish Studies Faculty To Sit On Ethics FIlm Panel»
In the Digital Humanities, Maps Act as Text

In the Digital Humanities, Maps Act as Text

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
On Tuesday, January 24, Todd Presner (Duke '94), gave a presentation at Duke entitled “Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanities: From Berlin to Los Angeles and Beyond.”  The presentation was generously funded by Duke’s Center for Jewish Studies and the German Studies Department.  In a visually... read more about In the Digital Humanities, Maps Act as Text»

February 7 seminar with Professor Sidra Ezrahi

Monday, January 30, 2012
The next meeting of the Jewish Studies Seminar is Tuesday, February 7. Our guest will be Professor Sidra Ezrahi of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He will lead a discussion on “Europe, Israel and America in the Twentieth Century: The Global Theatre of Jewish Tragedy, Epic... read more about February 7 seminar with Professor Sidra Ezrahi»
Holy Land Archaeology Course

Holy Land Archaeology Course

Monday, January 23, 2012
Holy Land Archaeology Course Blog Duke students travel to Israel-Palestine in this course entitled “Holy Land Archaeology” on the major archaeological sites of the region and the political and religious issues that emerge from or surround their excavation. In this blog students post about... read more about Holy Land Archaeology Course»

A Conversation with Eric and Carol Meyers: Ambassadors for Peace - An Interfaith Journey to Turkey

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Duke Professors Eric and Carol Meyers visit Istanbul with the Diwan Society of North Carolina in the summer of 2009. In this interview they talk about the special place that Turkey holds as a link between East and West, as well as a religious community of Jews, Muslims, and Christians. Drawing on... read more about A Conversation with Eric and Carol Meyers: Ambassadors for Peace - An Interfaith Journey to Turkey»
Publication of the Marshall T. Meyer Digital Collection

Publication of the Marshall T. Meyer Digital Collection

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Duke University Libraries announces the publication of the Marshall T. Meyer digital collection (available at http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/meyermarshall/ ) which documents the human rights activism of the Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer in 1970’s and 1980’s Argentina.  The digital collection... read more about Publication of the Marshall T. Meyer Digital Collection»
Rabbis and Imams discuss halacha and shariah.

Rabbis and Imams discuss halacha and shariah.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Abraham and Isaac — or, as some would have it, Ibrahim and Ishmael — took center stage when some of America’s most prominent Modern Orthodox rabbis and Muslim imams discussed their respective legal systems and foundational texts, and their implications for Jewish-Muslim relations today.   The... read more about Rabbis and Imams discuss halacha and shariah.»

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