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Jewish Voices from the Selma-to-Montgomery March

Jewish Voices from the Selma-to-Montgomery March

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
This article originally appeared on The Devil's Tale at: http://blogs.library.duke.edu/rubenstein/2015/01/14/jewish-voices-selma-montgomery-march/ by Kate Collins“For many of us the march from Selma to Montgomery was about protest and prayer. Legs are not lips and walking is not kneeling. And yet... read more about Jewish Voices from the Selma-to-Montgomery March»

Avant-garde poetry at Shul?

Monday, January 5, 2015
In this episode of The Jewish Channel's "Up Close," Laura Lieber, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, and co-director of the Duke Center for Jewish Studies, discusses her new book, A Vocabulary of Desire: The Song of Songs in the Early Synagogue. read more about Avant-garde poetry at Shul?»
LSD and the Rabbis: Conclusion

LSD and the Rabbis: Conclusion

Thursday, December 18, 2014
This article originally appeared on Sacred Matters at: https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/sacredmatters/2014/12/08/lsd-and-the-rabbis-part-3/ This article is Part III in a three part series. Click here for Part I and Part II. By Shalom GoldmanAs a culturally and politically aware New York City... read more about LSD and the Rabbis: Conclusion»

“Hallelujah”: Duke Faculty Pay Tribute to Leonard Cohen

Thursday, December 18, 2014
by Bethany Yankie-Bush It is 6:55pm, and a crowd murmurs expectantly in the back hallway of the Langford Building, swelling towards the door to the Alumni Memorial Commons Room. Guests in shawls and colored chinos pour dark wine into plastic cups as the chords to “Sisters of Mercy”... read more about “Hallelujah”: Duke Faculty Pay Tribute to Leonard Cohen»
The Vision of 6th Century Chanukah in Zechariah

The Vision of 6th Century Chanukah in Zechariah

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The Vision of 6th Century Chanukah in ZechariahThe Significance of the Rabbinic Choice of Haftarah for Shabbat ChanukahThis article originally appeared on TheTorah.com at: ttp://thetorah.com/vision-of-6th-century-chanukah-in-zechariah/by Professor Eric MeyersIntroduction: Why Write about the... read more about The Vision of 6th Century Chanukah in Zechariah»
Carol Meyers presented with 2014 P. E. Macalister Field Archaeology Award

Carol Meyers presented with 2014 P. E. Macalister Field Archaeology Award

Monday, December 1, 2014
Carol Meyers was presented with the 2014 P. E. Macalister Field Archaeology Award, which honors an archaeologist who, during his/her career, has made outstanding contributions to ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean archaeology. The award was presented in San Diego on November 20 at a session of... read more about Carol Meyers presented with 2014 P. E. Macalister Field Archaeology Award»
Eric Meyers and Carol Meyers in Mexico City!

Eric Meyers and Carol Meyers in Mexico City!

Monday, December 1, 2014
Eric Meyers and Carol Meyers recently (October 26-29) delivered a series of lectures on archaeology, ancient Israel, and early Judaism in Mexico City at Universidad Hebraica and Universidad Anahuac. They received a commendation from Universidad Anahuac for their contributions to the study of the... read more about Eric Meyers and Carol Meyers in Mexico City!»

The Little Known Holocaust Story of Sanctuary in the Philippines

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
This article originally appeared in Duke Today at: http://today.duke.edu/2014/11/delmendo by Ashley Mooney Durham, NC - While much of the world turned its back on those fleeing from the Holocaust during World War II, the Philippines opened its doors. Sharon Delmendo, English professor at St.... read more about The Little Known Holocaust Story of Sanctuary in the Philippines»
'You can tell the story either way': journalist on Israel-Palestine conflict

'You can tell the story either way': journalist on Israel-Palestine conflict

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
  By Sydney Sarachek | November 11, 2014 This article originally appeared in The Chronicle at: http://www.dukechronicle.com/articles/2014/11/11/you-can-tell-story-either-way-journalist-israel-palestine-conflictIn light of the increasing tension between Israeli and Palestine this summer, Ethan... read more about 'You can tell the story either way': journalist on Israel-Palestine conflict»
Rhetoric and Nation The Formation of Hebrew National Culture, 1880–1990

Rhetoric and Nation The Formation of Hebrew National Culture, 1880–1990

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
In Rhetoric and Nation: The Formation of Hebrew National Culture, 1880–1990 Professor Ginsburg considers a wide range of texts of literature, criticism, and politics, while exploring the way each text manifests its own singular logic, which cannot be subsumed under any single ideology. Through... read more about Rhetoric and Nation The Formation of Hebrew National Culture, 1880–1990»

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