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Huqoq Discoveries, Summer 2017

July 6, 2017

Excavations by UNC-Chapel Hill archaeologist continue to yield stunning mosaics in ancient Galilean synagogue   A team of specialists and students led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Jodi Magness has uncovered additional mosaic scenes in the … Read more

Acting Director Michele Rivkin-Fish

June 30, 2017

The Center’s Director, Professor Ruth von Bernuth, will be on a faculty research and study assignment from July 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. Michele Rivkin-Fish has kindly agreed to serve as Acting Director while Professor von Bernuth is on … Read more

Lori and Eric Sklut Undergraduate Interns

May 9, 2017

Lori and Eric Sklut Undergraduate Internships in Jewish Studies — 2017-2018 The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is accepting applications for two paid, undergraduate student interns for the 2017-2018 academic year. We need an outgoing student who can attend campus … Read more

The Defiant Requiem

April 23, 2017

‘We will sing to the Nazis what we cannot say to them’ Read about The Defiant Requiem, in the A&S Magazine:

Jewish Food in the Global South

March 5, 2017

March 2017 – This two-day symposium will explore Jewish food in and of the global South, a concept that references the historic diversity of the American South and its vibrant cultural intersections with the nation and the world over time. … Read more

Carolina’s Human Heart

January 23, 2017

“Zog nit keyn mol az du geyst dem letstn veg” (Never say that you are going on your final road) is one of the best-known Partisan songs. Written by Hirsh Glik in the Vilna ghetto in 1943, it became widely … Read more

Faculty News

January 9, 2017

Spring 2017 Faculty News: David Lambert’s book, How Repentance Became Biblical: Judaism, Christianity, and the Interpretation of Scripture, won the 2016 American Academy of Religion’s Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in the category of Textual Studies. Jodi … Read more

Excavations in Huqoq

July 9, 2016

Excavations this summer in the Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in Israel’s Lower Galilee, have revealed stunning new mosaics that decorated the floor. The excavations are directed by Jodi Magness, a professor in the … Read more

Reconsidering Antisemitism

April 23, 2016

The Center’s First Major, International Academic Conference The April 2016 Reconsidering Antisemitism: Past and Present conference gathered a group of 19 leading experts—which included scholars, journalists and a politician—in Chapel Hill for three days of intensive discussion. Several hundred students, … Read more