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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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Boston Jewish Food Conference

Join us for the 4th annual Boston Jewish Food Conference at Congregation Kehillath Israel. Beantown Jewish Gardens presents the 4th annual Boston Jewish Food Conference on March 8th from 1:00-7:00pm at Congregation Kehillath Israel. Our day includes workshops looking at the many factors that impact what we eat: individual choices, congregational and community affiliations, and the…
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Published On: February 5, 2015 |
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Northeastern Holocaust Commemoration

Northeastern’s annual Holocaust Commemoration, which took place this year on January 29, featured powerful stories and moving musical performances.  Phil Brown, University Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences, gave the keynote address, in which he explored the cultural, political, and literary world of the Catskills during and after the Holocaust.  Gideon Klein Scholar Elijah…
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Judaism Added to the African Studies Agenda

Northeastern professor of political science Bill Miles has been instrumental in putting the study of Jews on the African Studies agenda.  To read more about this effort, click here.

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Beyond “The Conflict” — Reflections on an Israeli Shabbat scene by Prof. Bill Miles

The conflict in the middle east, while covered all over the world, is represented with varying degrees of ambiguity and at times portrayed inaccurately. As a result, it seems no matter what “side” people support, the majority will describe it as a clash between Israelis and Arabs. William Miles, a professor and political scientist here…
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Then and Now: France, the French Language, and the Holy Land

Jewish Studies faculty member Bill Miles, who is a Professor of Political Science, writes about the relationship between France and Israel, in particular about the role of the French language in the Holy Land.  For the full article, click here.    

Published On: January 30, 2015 |
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Ruderman Scholarship

Don’t forget! Applications for the Ruderman Scholarship are due on December 1st. For more information visit the Ruderman and Brudnick Scholarship page.

Published On: November 19, 2014 |
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On the Jewish Media

NPR’s Brooke Gladstone recently came to campus to mediate a discussion about what makes a story Jewish at our recent event “On the Jewish Media”. Check out News@Northeastern’s write-up here.

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