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Shalom Goldman: Teaching With Sacred Stories

Shalom Goldman: Teaching With Sacred Stories

Monday, November 14, 2011
Durham, NC - In the beginning, Shalom Goldman didn't have much of a future.Goldman began studying comparative religions while a University of Wisconsin undergrad in the early 1970s, a time when that field was considered less than a growth market.Religion was an internal thing then, a relationship... read more about Shalom Goldman: Teaching With Sacred Stories»

Lecture promotes Jewish unity in US, Israel

Friday, November 11, 2011
After more than a century since the founding of Zionism, the Jewish political movement continues to wrestle with the future of Israel, a leading scholar said.Arnold Eisen, chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, discussed his vision for Zionism in the 21st century and the importance... read more about Lecture promotes Jewish unity in US, Israel»
Spring 2012 Courses Now Open

Spring 2012 Courses Now Open

Friday, November 11, 2011
Spring Courses are now online!  Register on ACES for what promises to be an extremely exciting semester! Shalom Goldman is teaching an exciting new course on Zionism for Spring 2012. Sign up now for this class, and read an excerpt from his book, "Zeal for Zionism," here: http://www.... read more about Spring 2012 Courses Now Open»

Panelists evaluate Turkey as a model for democracy

Friday, November 11, 2011
As old regimes in the Arab world dissolve, a new voice is asserting itself on contentious regional issues. Now the world’s 15th largest economy, Turkey is quickly becoming a powerful voice in Middle Eastern politics.To address the changing political landscape of northern Africa and the Middle... read more about Panelists evaluate Turkey as a model for democracy»

"I Have No Right to Be Silent" exhibit opened October 4 at the Duke Divinity School, York Room.

Friday, November 11, 2011
Rabbi Marshall Meyer was an ordinary man whose extraordinary convictions, faith, and impetuous personality impelled him to become one of the most important human rights activists during Argentina's Dirty War (1976-1983). Marshall is remembered for what he did, namely his human... read more about "I Have No Right to Be Silent" exhibit opened October 4 at the Duke Divinity School, York Room.»

Archaeology, Bible, Politics and the Media

Friday, November 11, 2011
Archaeology, Bible, Politics and the Media Drawing on their decades of experience on archaeological digs in Israel, Duke University Professors Carol and Eric Meyers take questions from online viewers about the charged combination of archaeology, the Bible, politics and the news media, during an... read more about Archaeology, Bible, Politics and the Media»

November 13 Seminar with Julie Mell

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The next meeting of the Jewish Studies Seminar will be Sunday, November 13. This will be a joint session with the Triangle Medieval Studies Seminar. Our presenter will be Julie Mell (NCSU). She will lead a discussion of “The Jewish Serfdom that Never Was: Jews and the origins... read more about November 13 Seminar with Julie Mell»

September 11 seminar with Prof. Kenneth B. Moss

Thursday, September 1, 2011
The Jewish Studies Seminar will meet on September 11 at 3PM. Our guest will be Professor Kenneth B. Moss, Felix Posen Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History, Department of History and Chair, the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Program in Jewish Studies, The Johns Hopkins... read more about September 11 seminar with Prof. Kenneth B. Moss»

2011 – 2012 Jewish Studies Seminar Schedule

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Sept. 11 – Kenneth Moss (Johns Hopkins Univ.) “Unchosen Peoplehood: Spoiled Identity, Political Extrusion, and the National Horizon of Polish Jews, 1918-1939″ Nov. 13 – Julie Mell (NCSU) “The Jewish Serfdom That Never Was: Jews and the Origins of English Representative... read more about 2011 – 2012 Jewish Studies Seminar Schedule»

Seminar Sept. 11 with Prof. Kenneth B. Moss

Monday, August 8, 2011
The Jewish Studies Seminar will meet on September 11 at 3PM. Our guest will be Professor Kenneth B. Moss, Felix Posen Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History, Department of History and Chair, the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Program in Jewish Studies, The Johns Hopkins... read more about Seminar Sept. 11 with Prof. Kenneth B. Moss»

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