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JS Lecture Series – Steven Zipperstein, “Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History”

Sep. 5, 2018—The Program in Jewish Studies is pleased to welcome Steven Zipperstein from Stanford University speaking on “Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History,” also the title of his new book. The event will take place on Thursday, October 11 at...

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New Flexible Requirements for Major & Minor

Aug. 23, 2018—Jewish Studies has updated its requirements to allow for more flexible opportunities for students interested in the broad subject. Take classes in over 17 departments all over Vanderbilt and shape the direction of your own studies. For more information, visit...

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Julia Phillips Cohen on board for Association for Jewish Studies

Nov. 14, 2017—  Jewish Studies professor Julia Cohen has been named a board member of the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). 

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New Book by Jay Geller: Bestiarium Judaicum

Nov. 8, 2017—From Fordham University Press: Given the vast inventory of verbal and visual images of nonhuman animals–pigs, dogs, vermin, rodents, apes disseminated for millennia to debase, dehumanize, and justify the persecution of Jews, Bestiarium Judaicum asks: What is at play when...

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New Book by Professor David Wasserstein explores the roots of ISIS

Aug. 31, 2017—From Yale University Press: A medieval Islam historian’s incisive portrait of ISIS, revealing the group’s deep ideological and intellectual roots in the earliest days of Islam With tremendous speed, the Islamic State has moved from the margins to the center...

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