Jewish Studies at Northeastern offers the opportunity to explore the history, cultures, and religion of the Jewish people. Read More>>
Upcoming Event 03/27/2017
“Frankenstein and the Golem: How ancient tales can inform modern biotechnology,” lecture by Dr. Paul Root Wolpe >>
How do societies think about regulating and controlling new, powerful advances in biotechnology? One way is to encourage scientists to think about science as an ethical activity, to use their moral compass in their work. In this talk, we compare the Jewish legend of the Golem and Mary Shelley’s story of Frankenstein, and their different portrayals of humanity, to seek guidance for these modern ethical dilemmas…
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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Noah Lapidus
When Noah Lapidus was in the fifth grade, his teacher asked the class to produce a family tree. Already curious about his family’s origins, the 11-year old started filling in the branches of Lapiduses and Weinsteins who were pillars of the Jewish community in his hometown of Birmingham, AL.
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: Jonathan Kaufman
Jonathan Kaufman’s career as a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and editor for such illustrious publications as The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg News has taken him around the world, covering racism and job discrimination in Boston, political, economic, and social issues in Beijing, and the breakdown of Communism in Berlin.