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12/6: Virtual talk by Amy-Jill Levine at Parnassus Books

Nov. 20, 2020—Parnassus Books presents a conversation with Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi-Brettler, authors of The Bible with and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently. The event is virtual, and will take place on the Parnassus Books...

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Article by Rebecca Epstein-Levi, “Ill Will: The Problem With Individualizing COVID Risk”

Nov. 20, 2020—Rebecca Epstein-Levi’s new article in Bitch Media on COVID risk, STIs, rabbinic purity, and why thinking about it in terms of individual responsibility is inadequate— is live: https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/covid-19-pandemic-stis-personal-responsibility “COVID-19 and sexually transmitted infections both teach us that an all-or-nothing approach...

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Student Testimonials

Nov. 20, 2020—Madeleine Davis, Classics & Political Science Ezra Howe, Divinity School   Christina Karageorgou-Bastea, Associate Professor of Spanish at Vanderbilt

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Article by Ari Joskowicz in American Historical Review

Oct. 22, 2020—Ari Joskowicz, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, European Studies and History and the Director of the Max Kade Center for European and Jewish Studies, published an article for the October 2020 issue of the American Historical Review (AHR) titled “The...

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Opinion piece co-authored by David Wasserstein and Phil Lieberman for The Tennessean

Jul. 13, 2020—Women praying at the Islamic Center of Nashville Bellevue Mosque, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee; Courtney Pedroza/The Tennesseean David J. Wasserstein, Professor of History and Jewish Studies, and Philip Lieberman, Professor of Jewish Studies and Law, and Religious...

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New piece by David Wasserstein for University of Chicago’s Divinity School

Jul. 13, 2020—Image: A Saudi police officer prays in front of the Ka’ba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, March 7, 2020. (Photo: AP) David J. Wasserstein, Professor of History and Jewish Studies, has written a new piece...

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Play published by Judy Klass, plus one staged and one to watch LIVE ON ZOOM

Jun. 25, 2020—Judy Klass, Senior Lecturer of Jewish Studies and English, recently published a play in Summer 2020’s Volume 12 of Qu, a contemporary literary magazine from Queens University of Charlotte. Klass’ short, humorous play The Emperor’s Interview riffs on the Hans...

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Article by David Price appears in the Jewish Quarterly Review

May. 22, 2020—David Price’s article “The Sincerity of Their Historians”: Jacques Basnage and the Reception of Jewish History” recently appeared in the Spring 2020 issue of the Jewish Quarterly Review. Price is a Professor of Religious Studies and Jewish Studies, specializing in the history of...

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New online piece for “The Conversation” by Paul Liebermann

May. 22, 2020—Phil Lieberman has written a new online piece for The Conversation entitled “When religion sided with science: Medieval lessons for surviving COVID-19.” Ackerman-Lieberman is an Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Law, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, and Affiliated Assistant Professor of Islamic...

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Shaul Kelner quoted in Judische Allgemeine; awarded travel grant from Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest

May. 22, 2020—Shaul Kelner, Associate Professor of Sociology and Jewish Studies was quoted last week in Judische Allgemeine, a German Jewish newspaper, in an article on the shuttering of American Jewish summer camps due to COVID-19. Kelner has also been awarded a travel grant...

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2020 Contest Winners: “The Best Undergraduate Paper in Jewish Studies” and “The Miriam Halachmi Prize for Excellence in Modern Hebrew”

May. 5, 2020—The Best Undergraduate Paper in Jewish Studies 1st place: Jake Nicastro, “The Changing Southern Jewish Lifestyle in Virginia” (submission from JS 2230W, “American Jews in Southern Life and Literature,” taught by Adam S. Meyer) Honorable mention: Carly Stewart, “Anzia Yezireska and the Hollywood Ending”...

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