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JS Lecture Series: Miriam Frenkel, “India in Medieval Jewish History and Imagination”

Jan. 24, 2019—The Program in Jewish Studies is pleased to welcome Miriam Frenkel from Hebrew University to speak on “India in Medieval Jewish History and Imagination.” The lecture will take place at noon on Monday, February 25 at the Central Library Poetry Room...

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JS Lecture Series: Art is My Weapon

Jan. 10, 2019—The Program in Jewish Studies is proud to present Art is My Weapon, a performance/lecture from David Shneer of the University of Colorado and singer Jewlia Eisenberg. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 13 at 8pm in the...

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Watch and Learn: Antisemitism in Contemporary American Politics

Nov. 14, 2018—Jewish Studies hosted a roundtable titled “Antisemitism in Contemporary American Politics” on November 8, 2018. Moderator was Prof. Allison Schachter, the director of Jewish Studies, and panelists were Prof. Pamela Nadell from American University, Prof. Barry Trachtenberg from Wake Forest...

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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 elected to board of Association for Jewish Studies

Nov. 14, 2017—  Jewish Studies professor Julia Cohen has been elected to the board 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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