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Watch and Learn: Shaul Kelner presents “The Timeless and the Timely”

Jun. 12, 2017—Shaul Kelner gives his presentation, titled “The Timeless and the Timely: Sacralizing Political Activism in the Campaign for Soviet Jewry” on February 25, 2016 at the University of Michigan. The talk was sponsored by the Frankel Institute for Judaic Studies...

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Statement on Immigration Executive Order

Feb. 7, 2017—The following statement reflects only the views of the individual signees. February 3, 2017 As teachers and researchers in Islamic Studies and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University, we stand together to oppose President Trump’s executive order to suspend the admittance...

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Authorial Intentions Interview with Robert Alter

Feb. 7, 2017—Robert Alter, class of 1937 Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley, sat for an interview with the Vanderbilt Library about “scholarly trajectories, disciplinary identities, and translation” for their ongoing series Authorial Intentions. Visit the Authorial Intentions catalog...

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Professor Shaul Kelner in Actualité Juive

Feb. 7, 2017—This week, Professor Shaul Kelner was interviewed in the French Press on the Trump Presidency and American Jews. What impact will the Trump Presidency have on the American Jewish world? Read the full interview with Professor Kelner here.

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Little Failure: A Reading and Conversation with Gary Shteyngart

Feb. 7, 2017—For the next installment of the Program in Jewish Studies Lecture Series 2016-17, award-winning author Gary Shteyngart joins Professor Sasha Senderovich for a conversation and reading from Little Failure: A Memoir, a candid, witty, deeply poignant account of Shteyngart’s experiences...

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What Are We Reading and Writing?

Nov. 10, 2016—Robert Barsky is a professor in both the College of Arts and Sciences and the Law School at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of three books on Noam Chomsky. His most recent books are Undocumented Immigrants in an Era of Arbitrary Law...

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Spring 2017 Course Flyer

Nov. 3, 2016—Click to view the flyer for our Spring courses!

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Robert Alter: The Challenge of Translating the Bible

Nov. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt University is delighted to welcome Robert Alter, Ph.D., Class of 1937 Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley. Professor Alter is the author of twenty-two published books, which include award-winning translations of Genesis and the Five Books...

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Vanderbilt Hustler on Jewish Studies

Sep. 28, 2014—Features editor Maddie Hughes profiles Jewish life on campus in the 9/24/14 issue of the Hustler. As for the Program in Jewish Studies, read on. Aside from campus organizations, both Jewish and non-Jewish students are able to learn about Judaism...

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Julia Phillips Cohen

Jul. 28, 2013—Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and History

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Shaul Kelner

Jul. 19, 2013—Director, Associate Professor of Sociology and Jewish Studies

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Miriam Halachmi (1944-2015)

Mar. 2, 2012—Lecturer in Modern Hebrew from 1982 through 2013   Specialization in Education of the Gifted (Kansas University 1977) B.A. in Psychology (State University of New York, Buffalo 1973) B.A. in Education and Counseling (Hebrew University of Jerusalem 1968) Certificate in...

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