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Jewish Studies courses for Fall 2016

Northeastern Jewish Studies is excited to be able to announce our course offerings for the Fall Semester 2016! Check out the flyer for details on classes that count for credit towards a Jewish Studies minor, and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have!

Published On: March 28, 2016 |
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Dr Jennifer Sartori in the Times of Israel

Professor Jennifer Sartori

Jewish Studies Professor Jenny Sartori was recently interviewed by the Times of Israel for a thought-provoking and intriguing look at transracial adoption, its ramifications for parenting, and recommendations on how to balance cultural and racial identities.   Click here to read the article! 

Published On: March 24, 2016 |
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William Miles published in Jerusalem Post

Professor William Miles spent his sabbatical living and learning with a Druze community in Northern Israel on the border with Lebanon. Read about his experiences with Hebrew as a second language education in one of Israel’s oft-overlooked populations in the Jerusalem Report. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Not-your-typical-Hebrew-teacher-445349

Published On: February 19, 2016 |
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Jim Ross published on Chinese view on Judaism

We are excited to be able to share with you an excerpt from a new book being published by our own Jim Ross! Check out the article below to delve into the views the Chinese hold on Jews and explore how and why Chinese literature has been fascinated by Judaism. A very interesting read! http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/196382/chinas-secrets-of-jewish-success

Published On: January 27, 2016 |
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William Miles publishes on Madagascar’s Jewish Community

William Miles, current Northeastern Professor of Political Science and former Stotsky Professor of Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies was recently published in the Jerusalem Post’s Jerusalem Report magazine. Explore with him as he delves into a long-removed community of Jews in Madagascar, discovering their potential origins, unique culture, and issues facing their community today. Click here…
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Published On: October 6, 2015 |
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Laurel Leff’s letter to the editor in the New York Times

In her research, Laurel Leff, Associate Director of Jewish Studies, focuses on the United States’ role in saving Europe’s intellectual elite from the Nazis.  Her in-depth knowledge of the this subject gives her a unique vantage point from which to understand the comparisons that are being made between today’s treatment of refugees in Europe and…
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Published On: September 9, 2015 |
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Holocaust Awareness Digital Archive: DRS Project Toolkit Pilot

Jewish Studies faculty are actively engaged with Northeastern’s Annual Holocaust Awareness Week, which is presented by the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Northeastern Humanities Center with the Holocaust Awareness Committee.  The committee is pleased to announce a new archive project selected for the Digital Scholarship Group’s DRS Project Toolkit Pilot Program. Physical archival…
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Published On: July 20, 2015 |
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Northeastern student’s poem published in Jewish Literary Journal!

In Lori Lefkovitz’s Hebrew Bible literature class, students read both Biblical narratives amd interpretive literature, including critical analyses, medieval midrashim (rabbinic stories that interpret the Bible by filling in details absent from the Bible), and contemporary stories and poems that engage with the Bible’s characters or stories.  For their writing assignments, students write both critical…
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Published On: June 15, 2015 |
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$5000 Brudnick Scholarship in Jewish Studies!

The Jewish Studies Program is now accepting applications for the Brudnick Scholarship for Fall 2015, open to both incoming & currently enrolled students who plan to minor or major in Jewish Studies at Northeastern.  Applications are due Friday April 17, 2015. How to Apply:     Send a 3-5 page proposal discussing your academic and…
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Published On: March 16, 2015 |
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Lefkovitz in “Gender in Judaism and Islam”

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Professor Lori Lefkovitz’s essay, “Not a Man: Joseph and the Character of Masculinity in Judaism and Islam” appears in Gender in Judaism and Islam: Common Lives, Uncommon Heritage, edited by Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet and Beth S. Wenger (NYU Press 2014).  The collection “focuses attention on the theoretical innovations that gender scholarship has brought to the study of Muslim and…
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Published On: February 23, 2015 |
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