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Next seminar April 7 with Prof. Gail Sherman

Monday, April 1, 2013
The next meeting of the Jewish Studies Seminar is Sunday, April 7, 2013. Our guest speaker is Gail Sherman, Professor of English and Humanities, Reed College. She will lead a discussion on “Paradox, Not Orthodox, Jews: The Jewish-American Fiction of Joanne Greenberg.” paper... Read More »

Slaves to Occupation

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Film / Visual Slaves to Occupation by Shai Ginsburg on Mar 28, 2013 • 1: 40 UTC No CommentsThe Gatekeepers is like a history lesson. It’s subject is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the 1967 war. The instructors are the five former heads of the Shin Bet: Israel’s General Security Service (GSS... Read More »

Why Jews Don't Elect a Pope, and What Might Happen if They Did

Friday, March 22, 2013
By Shalom Goldman,While the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics eagerly awaited the decision of the Cardinals who were sequestered in the Sistine Chapel, members of the world’s other religions, among them many of the world’s 14 million Jews, were also closely following developments in Rome. But as is... Read More »

"Beyond the Holocaust: Invented Mothers, Mothers of Invention: Biblical Women Reimagined"

Monday, March 18, 2013
Laura Lieber, assistant director of the Duke Center for Jewish Studies, gave a talk Tuesday, March 12, 2013 "Beyond the Holocaust: Invented Mothers, Mothers of Invention: Biblical Women Reimagined" at the Fayetteville Public Library in Fayetteville, AR. The talk highlighted some of the most... Read More »

Shalom Goldman discusses Phillip Glass' "Akhnaten"

Monday, February 25, 2013
In this panel discussion at Indiana University's School of Music, Shalom Goldman joins IU's Egyptologist Steve Vinson, Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and the production’s internationally recognized artistic team: Stage Director Candace Evans, Music Director... Read More »

Laura Lieber Flips the Classroom

Monday, February 18, 2013
Laura Lieber, Associate Professor of Religion, Director of the Center for Late Ancient Studies, and Assistant Director of the Duke Center for Jewish Studies was recently featured for her work on team-based learning in the classroom, in which she argues that new technologies and ideas can encourage... Read More »

Next seminar Feb. 24 with Prof. Marsha Rozenblit

Friday, February 15, 2013
The next meeting of the Jewish Studies Seminar is Sunday, February 24, 2013. Our guest speaker is Marsha Rozenblit, Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Jewish History at the University of Maryland. She will lead a discussion on “Jews and Other Germans: The Case of Moravia, 1848-... Read More »

Next seminar February 15 with Dr. Verena Kasper-Marienberg

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The next meeting of the Jewish Studies seminar is scheduled for Friday, February 15. This is a joint session with the Triangle Legal History Seminar. Our guest speaker is Dr. Verena Kasper-Marienberg and she will present her paper “Jewish Cases at an Early Modern Supreme Court... Read More »

Next seminar January 27 with Dr. Zohar Maor

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The next meeting of the Jewish Studies Seminar is January 27. Our guest will be Dr. Zohar Maor of the Department of History, Bar-Ilan University. He will lead a discussion on “Max Brod: Identity and Hybridity.” paper available       JSS – max brod final

A Bagel with Hagel? Not If You Are an American Jewish “Leader”

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A Bagel with Hagel? Not If You Are an American Jewish “Leader”By Shalom Goldman, Duke UniversityEver since the name of Chuck Hagel was floated by the Obama White House as a possible appointment to the post of Secretary of Defense, conservative Republicans have been telling us that the former... Read More »

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