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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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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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April 2015
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The Uhlman Family Seminar: Jewish Literature

April 18, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This continuing education seminar featuring faculty from UNC and elsewhere is planned for April 18, 2015. Please check this site again in late 2014 for seminar topics, speakers, and registration fees. This seminar is offered by the Program in Humanities and Human Values and is made possible by a grant from the Uhlman Family Fund. Pre-registration is required.

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Duke-UNC Jewish Studies Seminar: Kaplan

April 19, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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Free

Community lecture: Crossing the Boundary from Gentile to Jew

April 20, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

DANA KAPLAN, lecturer in Jewish Studies at the United Theological College of the University of the West Indies and a rabbi in Kingston, Jamaica, will investigate the unique dynamics underlying conversion to Judaism in the 19th century American south, including how Jews adapted their religious and ethnic identity to conform to the expectations of southern society.   Sylvia and Irving Margolis Lecture on the Jewish Experience in the American South

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