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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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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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