Perilman Fellows Win Research Scholarships

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Three of the Rabbi Nathan J. Perilman fellows from the Center for Jewish Studies have been awarded European Studies Research Scholarships for the academic year 2013-2014. Giuseppe Prigiotti (Romance Studies), Rachel Bessner (History), and Annegret Oehme (German), will be participating in a working... Read More »

Germany Confronts Nazism and the Holocaust - This Fall

Monday, August 19, 2013
Learn more about this gripping course that looks at one of the most important question in modern European History, and German studies - how Germans have dealt with the past, and the Second World War through literature, film, and some of the very special collections held here at Duke in the... Read More »

Internalizing Israeli Violence

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Internalizing Israeli Violence by Shai Ginsburg on Aug 14, 2013 • 11: 14 UTC No CommentsAs in 2012, the biggest winners of this year’s Jerusalem Film Festival were debuts by two young and promising directors. Tom Shoval’s Youth received The Haggiag Awards for Israeli Cinema for Full Length Film... Read More »

Shalom Goldman on Jews, Israeli Arabs and the IDF

Monday, July 29, 2013
A report by the Times of Israel yesterday said religious opponents were reciting psalms, blowing the ram’s horn, and tearing garments over a new bill that would “significantly increase enlistment among Ultra-Orthodox Israelis” into Israel’s military or in national service. Members of the... Read More »

God Speed: “Race Cars for Peace” in the Holy City

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
This article originally appeared on Patheos at Shalom Goldman, Duke UniversityIn the US, spectator sports and religious conviction often go hand in hand. Americans are used to players, and teams, who... Read More »

Duke CJS to Co-Sponsor 2nd International Conference on Israeli Documentary Cinema

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The Duke Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to be co-sponsoring the Second International Conference on Israeli Documentary Cinema at the 30th Jerusalem International Film Festival with the help of faculty member Shai Ginsburg.The 30th anniversary of the Jerusalem International Film Festival is... Read More »

Jewish-American Literature - Learn More This Fall!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Learn more about our exciting first-year seminar (89S) on Jewish-American Literature, taught by literature scholar Judith Ruderman.  The course begins in NYC in the late 19th-century, and through fiction and film explores the immigrant experience.  The course then looks at both the suburban... Read More »

Down Home: A Digital Exhibit Goes Live

Monday, May 13, 2013
The Duke Center for Jewish Studies, in connection with the Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina (JHFNC) is happy to announce the birth of Down Home: A Virtual Museum on its web site: While hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians saw the exhibit in person... Read More »

Laura Lieber to present at IIJS

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Laura Lieber, Assistant Director of the Duke Center for Jewish Studies and Associate Professor of Religion, will be presenting her paper "Balak on the Liturgical Stage" this weekend at the Columbia University Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies at a conference titled "The Past - and Present -... Read More »

Next seminar April 30 with Louise and Dieter Hecht

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
  The final Jewish Studies Seminar of 2012-2013 will meet Tuesday April 30. Our guests will be Louise Hecht, Palacky University, Olmutz, and Dieter Hecht of the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Graz. They will lead a discussion on ”The Haskalah in Bohemia and... Read More »