The Center began making videos of community lectures in fall 2011. If you are having trouble viewing the following videos in your browser, you may need to “select all content.” Or, visit our site on Vimeo for the best viewing.
Yosl Rakover Speaks to G-d: performed by David Mandelbaum, April 2013
Performance followed by discussion:
The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Beginnings of Biblical Interpretation: James Kugel, April 2013
Demons and Evil Angels in Early Judaism: Carol Newsom, November 2012
BOGED: An Enemy of the People: staged reading with Boaz Gaon, September 2012
Southern Jews in the Crucible of Civil Rights: Stuart Rockoff, September 2012
Material Culture and Jewish Identity April 16, 2012: VANESSA OCHS, anthropologist of contemporary Jewish life and professor at the University of Virginia, explored the ways that different things make homes Jewish, and how “things” facilitate Jewish living.
We’re No Angels March 19, 2012: CHRIS HAYES, professor of Religious Studies at Yale University, lead an exploration of diverse ancient Jewish conceptions of the nature of human perfection.
Photographing the Ultra Orthodox February 15, 2012: GIL COHEN-MAGEN, shared exciting and surprising moments in the lives of Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jews.
Gil Cohen-Magen from UNC Jewish Studies on Vimeo.
The Stages of Memory After 9/11: From Berlin to New York
The Eli N. Evans Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies
November 14, 2011: JAMES YOUNG, professor and director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, shared a vividly illustrated slide lecture that examined Germany’s national Holocaust memorial and the World Trade Center Site Memorial and explored how the idea of a memorial has evolved to express irredeemable loss.
Jews and the Civil War:
Reevaluating the Legacy of the Civil War for America’s Jews
Sylvia and Irving Margolis Lecture on the Jewish Experience in the American South September 19, 2011: ADAM MENDELSOHN, assistant professor of Jewish Studies at the College of Charleston, examined the impact and importance of the Civil War for the American Jewish community, arguing that the focus on the battlefield exploits of Jews conceals more than it reveals. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of the American South.
2010 Center’s Overview Video
Produced in 2010, this video features UNC students, faculty and supporters, all speaking about the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies and the Jewish Studies program at UNC Chapel Hill.