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

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 about Duke CJS to Co-Sponsor 2nd International Conference on Israeli Documentary Cinema»
Jewish-American Literature - Learn More This Fall!

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 about Jewish-American Literature - Learn More This Fall!»
Down Home: A Digital Exhibit Goes Live

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: http://sites.duke.edu/downhome. While hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians saw the exhibit in person... read more about Down Home: A Digital Exhibit Goes Live»

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 about Laura Lieber to present at IIJS»

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 about Next seminar April 30 with Louise and Dieter Hecht»

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 about Next seminar April 7 with Prof. Gail Sherman»
Slaves to Occupation

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 about Slaves to Occupation»
Why Jews Don't Elect a Pope, and What Might Happen if They Did

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 about Why Jews Don't Elect a Pope, and What Might Happen if They Did»
"Beyond the Holocaust: Invented Mothers, Mothers of Invention: Biblical Women Reimagined"

"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 about "Beyond the Holocaust: Invented Mothers, Mothers of Invention: Biblical Women Reimagined"»
Shalom Goldman discusses Phillip Glass' "Akhnaten"

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 about Shalom Goldman discusses Phillip Glass' "Akhnaten"»

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