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Archaeological Dig in Caesarea, Israel — New Maymester Opportunity

Jan. 4, 2018—The Program in Jewish Studies is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Classical and Mediterranean Studies and the Israel Antiquities Authority to create a new Maymester program of an archaeological dig in Caesarea, Israel. Email Professor Phil Lieberman...

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4/19/2015 Shaul Kelner at NYU

Apr. 18, 2015—Prof. Shaul Kelner will speak at New York University’s Taub Center for Israel Studies conference, “American Jews and Israel: A Relationship in Transition,” Sunday, April 19, 2015. The conference will last from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM. Prof. Kelner will...

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Reading across the Boundaries: Arab and Israeli Literature and Culture (JS1111.06)

Feb. 1, 2015—From the Syllabus: This seminar will focus on ways contemporary literature and other arts in Israel and surrounding Arab countries have been informed and influenced by religious traditions (primarily, though not exclusively, Jewish and Islamic) as well as various other...

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Israeli Culture Through Film (JS 2220)

Jan. 22, 2015—  From the Syllabus: Cinematic representations of modern Israeli culture. Historical, social and political aspects. Constructions of national identity. Treatments of war and conflict, ethnicity, gender, Zionism, and more. One weekly required screening on Wednesday at 7pm. This course is...

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Hebrew Literature in Translation (JS 2210W)

Jan. 20, 2015—Catalog Description: Origins and development in Eastern Europe from the nineteenth century to postmodern Israeli literature. The relationship between historical transformations and literary form. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also Eligible for Credit in: Taught by: INT Yes European...

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Coming of Age in Jewish Literature and Film (JS 2260)

Jan. 15, 2015—Catalog Description: The transition of young Jewish protagonists into adulthood as portrayed in literary works and films from Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Syllabus Description: This course examines coming-of-age novels, stories, memoirs, and films from multiple Jewish cultural perspectives. What...

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The Jewish Diaspora (JS2450)

Jan. 9, 2015—Catalog Description: Changing Jewish communities, especially outside the United States and Israel, in macro-historical context. Post-communist European Jewish identity. New global diasporas and their relationship to the largest Jewish communities in Israel and the United States From the Syllabus: Of...

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Modern Israel (JS2500)

Jan. 9, 2015—Catalog Description: Internal dynamics, debates, and conflicts within Israeli society. Political, social, and cultural transformations from the 1980s to the present. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also Eligible for Credit in: Taught by: INT No Religious Studies Zalashik Register...

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Power and Diplomacy in the Modern Middle East (JS2540)

Jan. 9, 2015—Catalog Description: History of the Middle East in the 19th and 20th centuries with an emphasis on U.S. involvement after 1945. U.S. relationship with Israel, and its impact on the region. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also Eligible for...

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Social Movements in Modern Jewish Life (JS2560)

Jan. 8, 2015—Catalog Description: How social movements shape contemporary American Jewish culture and politics. Explores movements internal to Judaism and those bringing religion into the public sphere. From the Syllabus: Social movements change worlds. They mobilize and empower people to shape policy...

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Shaul Kelner 10/27/14 at the University of Kentucky

Oct. 24, 2014—Prof. Shaul Kelner will speak at the University of Kentucky on the evening of October 27, 2014. Title: “Pilgrimage in a Tourist Age: The Case of Birthright Israel and the Shaping of Jewish Identity” Monday, 27 October, 2014, 7:00 P.M....

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Tours That Bind: Diaspora, Pilgrimage and Israeli Birthright Tourism

Apr. 26, 2010—By Shaul Kelner. (New York University Press, 2010). Since 1999 hundreds of thousands of young American Jews have visited Israel on an all-expense-paid 10-day pilgrimage-tour known as Birthright Israel. This ethnographic analysis provides an on-the-ground look at this hotly debated and widely emulated use of tourism to forge transnational ties.

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