The Helen Diller Family Endowment Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies presents “The Future of Jewish Food”: A Conversation with Rachel Gross, Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft, and Nathaniel DeutschThursday, March 19, 6:30-8pm
In this talk, James Loeffler draws on his new book, Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century, to revisit the 1948 moment in which modern human rights was born. This talk will also address the challenges and opportunities for minorities and stateless peoples by focusing on Jewish human rights pioneers who saw the Jewish state as an expression of global democracy. Join THI to ask where Human Rights come from, how Jews are part of the story, and if Zionism is in conflict with the modern Human Rights movement?
The Helen Diller Family Endowment Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies Presents: Marina Rustow: “The Cairo Geniza and the Middle East’s Archive Problem” The Cairo Geniza, a cache of 400,000 manuscript pages preserved in a medieval Egyptian synagogue, has yielded many unexpected finds, but perhaps none so unexpected as thousands of documents in Arabic script from […]
April 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Humanities 1, Room 210 | Free The Helen Diller Family Endowment Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies presents: Mitchell Duneier, the Maurice P. During, Professor of Sociology at Princeton University on “Ghetto: Invention of a Place, History of an Idea” Lecture at 4:00pm – Humanities 1, RM […]
2016 Helen Diller Family Endowment Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | 4:00-6:00 PM | Free & Open to the Public 210 Humanities Building 1, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information With more than 52,000 testimonies, 100,000+ hours of video footage, and a database of some 6 million records, the […]
In conflicts over the veil or the return of antisemitism in France today, minority difference is often seen as a threat not only to public order but to the Republic itself. Long on the defensive, universalism has now staged a comeback in current discourse that seeks to guard against excessive communitarianism or the fantasized demon of American-style multi-culturalism.
Kishinev’s 1903 pogrom was the first instance when an event in Russian Jewish life received wide hearing. The riot, leaving 49 dead, in an obscure border town, dominated headlines in the western world for weeks, it intruded on US-Russian relations, and it left an imprint on an astonishingly diverse range of institutions including the nascent Jewish army in Palestine, the NAACP, and, most likely, the first version of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. How was it that incident came to define so much, and for so long?
For most Americans, the phrase “Jewish education” summons images of Hebrew School. But, Hebrew School, or even what we might call “formal Jewish education” amounts to only a very small percentage of where and how people learn to be Jewish.
Prof. ChaeRan Freeze, an associate professor in Jewish history at Brandeis University, has focused her research on the Jews of Russia and women’s and gender studies.
Robert Alter is Class of 1937 Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley, where he has taught since 1967. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the Council of Scholars of the Library of Congress, and is past president of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics. He has twice been a Guggenheim Fellow, has been a Senior Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem, and Old Dominion Fellow at Princeton University.