LSD and the Rabbis: Conclusion

Thursday, December 18, 2014
This article originally appeared on Sacred Matters at: 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 »

“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 »

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 at: ttp:// Professor Eric MeyersIntroduction: Why Write about the... Read More »

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 »

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 »

The Little Known Holocaust Story of Sanctuary in the Philippines

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
This article originally appeared in Duke Today at: 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 »

'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: light of the increasing tension between Israeli and Palestine this summer, Ethan... Read More »

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 »

LSD and the Rabbis: Part II

Monday, October 20, 2014
This article is a sequel to “LSD and the Rabbis.“By Shalom GoldmanIn utilizing intoxicants to heighten individual religious experience, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi was influenced by the emerging zeitgeist of the early 1960s, a zeitgeist that the Esalen Institute of Big Sur, California, did... Read More »

A Vocabulary of Desire

Monday, September 29, 2014
In A Vocabulary of Desire, Laura Lieber offers a nuanced, multifaceted and highly original study of how the Song of Songs was understood and deployed by Jewish liturgical poets in Late Antiquity (ca. 4th-7th centuries CE). Through her examination of poems which embellish and even rewrite the Song... Read More »