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Watch and Learn: Phil Lieberman, “Augmenting Genizah Studies with Archaeological Research”

Jan. 22, 2018—Phil Lieberman gave a lecture titled “Augmenting Genizah Studies with Archaeological Research” on May 16, 2017 at the University of Haifa. The talk was sponsored by From Fustat to Haifa: An International Research Workshop of the Israel Science Foundation Celebrating 120...

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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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1/25/18 – Phil Lieberman Moderates Nashville Jewish Book Series: David G. Dalin & Jewish Justices

Jan. 2, 2018—  In this upcoming event from the Nashville Gordon Jewish Community Center, Vanderbilt Jewish Studies professor Phil Lieberman will interview David Dalin on the lives, legal careers, and legacies of the eight Jews, from Brandies to Kagan, who have served or who...

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Watch and Learn: Phil Lieberman, “Jewish Onomastics, Cairo Geniza and Westward Migration in the Medieval Period”

Mar. 30, 2015—Phil Lieberman gave a lecture titled “Jewish Onomastics, Cairo Geniza and Westward Migration in the Medieval Period” in March of 2015 at Bar-Ilan University.  

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Introduction to Jewish Studies (JS1002W)

Feb. 1, 2015—  Catalog Description: Introduction to Judaism and Jewish history through philosophical, political, social, and artistic perspectives. Biblical studies; antiquity and the medieval world; modern and contemporary experience; and culture, philosophy, and literature. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also Eligible...

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In a Pluralistic Age: Jews, Christians and Muslims in Spain (JS1111.01)

Feb. 1, 2015—Catalog Description: Independent learning and inquiry in an environment in which students can express knowledge and defend opinions through intensive class discussion, oral presentations, and written expression. From the Syllabus: Between 711 and 1492 Jews Christians and Muslims created one...

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Jewish Response to Catastrophe (JS1111.10)

Feb. 1, 2015—From the Syllabus: “In every age, someone rises up to destroy us,” reads the Passover Haggada. Existential threats seem to be part of the very fiber of Jewish self-consciousness; a famous 1986 essay even described the Jews as “the ever-dying...

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Classical Judaism (JS1200)

Feb. 1, 2015—Catalog Description: History of the Jewish people from biblical origins through the 2nd century CE. The Hellenistic Age, the Age of the Maccabees, Roman rule, and the rise of the Rabbis and Rabbinic literature. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course:...

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Jews in the Medieval World (JS1220)

Jan. 25, 2015—Catalog Description: Jewish experience from the 2nd century CE to 1492. Legal status of Jews; economic and religious developments. Burning the Talmud, age of charters, reaction to the Crusades, Jewish expulsion from Spain. From the Syllabus: This course will examine...

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Issues in Rabbinic Literature (JS2150)

Jan. 21, 2015—Catalog Description:History of Rabbinic thought from its origins to the Middle Ages through the reading of central Rabbinic texts. Capital punishment, women in Rabbinic culture, sectarianism, and the power structures of Roman Palestine and Sasanian Babylonia. Next Offered: AXLE Category:...

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Julia Phillips Cohen Wins Two 2014 National Jewish Book Awards

Jan. 14, 2015—Two 2014 National Jewish Book Awards to Julia Phillips Cohen Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman Honored as Finalist Julia Phillips Cohen has won the 2014 National Jewish Book Award for each of her two new books.  Sephardi Lives: A Documentary History, 1700–1950 (Stanford...

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Jewish Language and Paleography (JS4301)

Jan. 2, 2015—Catalog Description: Advanced study in a language of the Jewish people with a particular focus on the linguistic and paleographic features that define its cultural context. Each section focuses on one of the following languages: Aramaic, Ladino, Judaeo-Arabic, Rabbinic Hebrew,...

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Watch and Learn: Phil Lieberman, “Religion in the Public Square”

Aug. 15, 2014—Phil Lieberman gave a lecture titled “Religion in the Public Square” on August 11, 2014 at the the Aspen Center for Social Values.

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Listen and Learn: Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman on Jews, Muslims, and Economic Life in Medieval Egypt

Apr. 4, 2014—Listen to Prof. Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman discuss his book The Business of Identity: Jews, Muslims, and Economic Life in Medieval Egypt Prof. Lieberman was interviewed by Christopher Benda for the podcast series, Authorial Intentions, on April 4, 2014. Click here to listen...

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The Business of Identity: Jews, Muslims, and Economic Life in Medieval Egypt

Jan. 14, 2014—By Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman. (Stanford University Press, 2014) The Cairo Geniza is the largest and richest store of documentary evidence for the medieval Islamic world. This book seeks to revolutionize the way scholars use that treasure trove. Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman draws on legal documents from the Geniza to reconceive of life in the medieval Islamic marketplace.

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A Jew's Best Friend? The Image of the Dog Throughout Jewish History

Sep. 12, 2013—Edited by Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman and Rakefet Zalashik. (Sussex Academic Press, 2013). A Jew’s Best Friend discusses specific cultural manifestations of the relationship between dogs and Jews, from ancient times to the present, highlighting the constant tension between domination/control and partnership which underpins the relationship of humans to animals, as well as the connection between Jewish societies and their broader host cultures.

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Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman

Jul. 17, 2013—Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Law Associate Professor of Religious Studies Affiliated Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and History B.A. (University of Washington 1990) M.Sc. (London School of Economics 1991) M.A. in Near Eastern Studies (Princeton University 2004) M.A....

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