Spring 2014

FROM THE DIRECTOR

Lori_250Please enjoy the spring edition of HAVERIM, which features some of the highlights of Jewish Studies at Northeastern this semester.We recently had a unique opportunity to host and engage with six members of the Israeli Knesset from five different political parties.

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Knesset Members Visit Northeastern for Discussion on Israeli and American Jews

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Israeli Knesset Members at Blackman Auditorium

Thanks to the generosity of the Ruderman Family Foundation, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity hosted a del­e­ga­tion of six members of the Israeli Knesset for a town-​​​​hall event April 1, 2014.  Read more…

Summer Study Abroad Opportunities for Jewish Studies Students

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The Baha’i gardens in Haifa

For the first time this summer, students at Northeastern will be able to take advantage of three faculty-led Dialogue of Civilizations programs that offer credit towards the Jewish Studies minor and combined major. These dialogues will afford students a dynamic understanding of the Jewish international experience.  Read more…

FACULTY PROFILE: Gerry Herman

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Gerry Herman

In the 1970s, only a handful of university professors taught courses on the Holocaust. Northeastern’s Gerald Herman was among them.

Inspired by his wife’s family’s experience in Brussels, Herman began teaching the Holocaust as part of a senior seminar and then incorporated it into the Western and World Civilization course once required of all students.

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STUDENT PROFILE: Molly Paul

MollyMolly Paul, ‘14, a Sociology major and Jewish Studies minor from Sayreville, NJ, recently received a Brudnick Scholarship in Jewish Studies for 2014. In this interview, she reflects on her decision to minor in Jewish Studies, her experiences studying abroad in Israel, and her post-graduation aspirations for rabbinical school.  Read more…

WHY I TEACH THIS COURSE: Prof. Jim Ross’s “Covering the Conflict: The Media and the Middle East”

James-RossThe conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians has dominated the news for decades. It also has led to divisive debates on college campuses, including Northeastern. This course provides an opportunity to discuss the conflict in a less charged setting. Read more…

Congratulations to our Graduates!

The Jewish Studies Program would like to congratulate our 2014 graduates: Read more…

Holocaust Awareness Events Explore Remembrance and Restitution

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Monuments Men

As The Monuments Men played in movie theaters and a huge cache of looted artwork materialized in Munich, Northeastern’s Holocaust Awareness Week focused on the timely topic of art and restitution. The annual week of commemorative events included a panel discussion, a lecture by an artist who is also a survivor, faculty and student presentations, and a film screening.

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Faculty Research and Updates

Max Abrahms, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, has been featured in recent media related to Israel and the Muslim world. He has been interviewed by Al Jazeera America about Olympic security and the conflict in Syria. His terrorism research has been featured in Jerusalem Post and he was interviewed by Fox News on Jihad out of Crimea.  He has also been interviewed in The Algemeiner about Spanish terrorism. His research about terrorism has been published in the Israeli news outlet Ynet. Read more…

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    Dr. Jennifer Sartori
    j.sartori@neu.edu
    617-373-7045

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    Northeastern Univeristy
    Boston, MA 02115

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