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January 2015
Free

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

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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Memory and Survival of the Holocaust: Everyday Life in the Terezin Camp in Czechoslovakia

January 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hyde Hall,
UNC CH NC United States
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HolocaustMemoryandSurvival.jan27 In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day Speakers: Musical Culture at Terezin Andrea Bohlman, Assistant Professor of Musicology, UNC Framing the Past: Traumatic Memory and Intergenerational Transmission in the Case of a Collection of Holocaust Drawings Rachel Gelfand, graduate student, Department of American Studies, UNC One Family’s Experiences in Czechoslovakia During the Holocaust Peter Stein, senior scholar, UNC Institute on Aging and member, Chapel Hill-Durham Holocaust Speaker’s Bureau Moderators: Karen Auerbach, Stuart E. Eizenstat Fellow and assistant professor, Department…

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February 2015
Free

Duke-UNC Jewish Studies Seminar: Fram

February 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Edward Fram: Is There a System of Jewish Law? See seminar web site for event details and to register.

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Academic lecture: The Landscape of Monotheism

February 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hyde Hall,
UNC CH NC United States

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 @ 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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Hebrew Nation and Socialist Revolution: The Invention of an Israel Beyond Zionism

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Lutz Fideler, guest speaker. Check back for event details.

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April 2015
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The Uhlman Family Seminar: Jewish Literature

April 18 @ 9:15 am - 4:30 pm

This continuing education seminar is planned for April 18, 2015.  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. Since the mid-nineteenth century, literature has played a key role in the way Jews have adapted to the modern world and confronted the challenges of secularization, the dislocations of migration, and the traumas of anti-Semitism. But what exactly is Jewish literature?  How does…

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Duke-UNC Jewish Studies Seminar: Kaplan

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

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

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Community lecture: Crossing the Boundary from Gentile to Jew

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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