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October 2014

Film Screening: Duki Dror

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Public screening and discussion of the film “Shadow in Baghdad.” A missing father, a lost community, and the journey to trace their disappearance across the contours of a shifting Middle East.   Short Synopsis: A thrilling cinematic journey from Israel to Baghdad in search of a missing father and a lost community. A young journalist from Baghdad sets out to write about Linda Abdul Aziz, who escaped from Iraq to Israel in the early 1970′s, and about her father, who…

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November 2014

Lunch Seminar: Ginsburg

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch seminar for UNC academic community. Book launch for Shai Ginsburg’s Rhetoric and Nation: The Formation of Hebrew National Culture, 1880–1990. Advanced reading may be required. RSVPs required.

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Lunch Seminar: Raviv

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch seminar for the UNC academic community. Advanced reading may be required. Discussion topic is: The Listening Eye: Some Thoughts About Cinema in Light of Emmanuel Levina’s Ethics. RSVPs required.

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Duke-UNC Jewish Studies Seminar: Stampfer

November 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Scholarly seminar for academic community. Reservations required. Visit the seminar web site for details.

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Free

Community lecture: What is the Meaning of Bagels and Falafel?

SHAUL STAMPFER, professor at Hebrew University and author of books on Eastern European Jewry including Families, Rabbis and Education and Lithuanian Yeshivas of the Nineteenth Century, will point out the history and hidden symbolic meaning behind two classic modern Jewish foods: bagels, an iconic food of American Jewish cuisine, and falafel, which has a similar role as an Israeli Jewish food. In his talk he will highlight the process of how bagels and falafels became a national food, which illuminates…

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Lunch Seminar: Englander

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch seminar for the UNC academic community. Yakir Englander, Visiting Scholar, Divinity School, Harvard University. Topic:  The Image of the Male Body in Ultra-Orthodox Thought in Israel and Corresponding Strategies  for Forging an A-Feminine Public Sphere We are witnessing, in the second decade of the twenty-first century, an increasingly extreme attitude in Ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) society in the State of Israel regarding the relationship between the sexes. This lecture offers two new insights. First, I will be studying writings concerning gender separation…

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January 2015

Duke-UNC Jewish Studies Seminar: Bemporad

January 25, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Scholarly seminar for the academic community. Reservations required. Visit the seminar’s web site for details.

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Free

Community Event: Golde and Her Daughters: Soviet Jewish Women and the Schizophrenic Model of Acculturation

January 26, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

ELISSA BEMPORAD, professor at Queens College, The City University of New York, will investigate the complicated process of socialization and acculturation into the Soviet regime as experienced by Jewish women, from the Bolshevik Revlution until the eve of World War II. Eli N. Evans Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies II

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February 2015
Free

Academic lecture: The Landscape of Monotheism

February 23, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

BARUCH HALPERN, the Covenant Foundation Professor of Jewish Studies at University of Georgia, co-director of archeological excavations of the ancient city Megiddo in Israel and author of various books including David’s Secret Demons: Messiah, Murderer, Traitor, King, will discuss how and why monotheism was institutionalized in ancient Judah and Jerusalem, how this ideological strand continued after the exile, and influenced evolving Judaism as a whole, and then Christianity and Islam, what occasioned the idea and its socialization and governmental imposition,…

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March 2015

Duke-UNC Jewish Studies Seminars: Bar-Yisef

March 22, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Seminar for the academic community. Reservations required. Visit the seminar’s web site for details.

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