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4/13 “Jewish and Israeli Poetry in Time of Crisis” with Mazalit Haim, Assistant Professor Jewish Studies

Apr. 23, 2020—We had a great turn out at our poetry workshop with Prof. Mazalit Haim and poet Linda Ravenswood. It was well attended by students, faculty and community members who have written some great poems concerning our unique present moment.

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JS 2555: Creative Writing from Jewish Perspectives

Feb. 21, 2020—JS 2555: Creative Writing from Jewish Perspectives Catalog description: Creative writing course with readings as broad how-to guides. How Jewish and non-Jewish writers engage with or distance themselves from their their socio-ethnic/religious identity. Reading and writing in multiple genres including short...

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JS 2700W/5700W: Judaism and Medicine

Feb. 21, 2020—JS 2700W: Judaism and Medicine Catalog description: Medicine, healing, health, and disease in Jewish text, history, ritual, literature, and lived experience. Jewish encounters with Jewish and gentile medical expertise, disability, aging, and death. Jewish approaches to problems in biomedical ethics. Intersection...

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2/20 The Netflixization of Israeli and Middle Eastern Cultures – Israel, The Arab World and the Globalization of TV

Feb. 13, 2020—The Netflixization of Israeli and Middle Eastern Cultures: Israel, the Arab World and the Globalization of Television Have you ever wanted to know more about the Netflix obsession with Israeli secret service, Mossad, as portrayed in current Netflix acclaimed shows like...

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Workshop with Prof. Adam Meyer: Storytelling as Community-Bridging – Martin Luther King Jr. and the Book of Exodus

Jan. 14, 2020—As a part of Vanderbilt’s MLK Day commemoration on January 20, Professor Meyer will be hosting a teach-in session from 3:30-4:45pm in Sarratt 325/327. We hope to see you there! For more info: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/mlk/schedule-of-events/ Presenter: Adam Meyer, associate professor of...

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Judeo-Spanish Workshops this past Fall!

Jan. 13, 2020—This fall, the Program in Jewish Studies sponsored two all-day Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) workshops, organized by Vanderbilt Professor Julia Phillips Cohen, and led by two world renowned scholars in Judeo-Spanish linguistics and literature. The first workshop, held on October 20th, was...

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New faculty publication – Lenn Goodman

Dec. 9, 2019—Professor Lenn Goodman has recently published a new body of work titled The Holy One of Israel.  This publication is available through Oxford University Press. Use the promo code AAFLYG6 to save! From the back cover: “The Holy One of Israel...

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Paul B. Miller

Dec. 5, 2019—Paul B. Miller Associate Professor of Jewish Studies Associate Professor of French and Latin American Studies Ph.D. Emory University,  Comparative Literature M.A. University of Maryland College Park, Comparative Literature After more than a decade as a Spanish professor, Professor Miller...

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Professor AJ Levine recognized for multiple scholarly works

Nov. 8, 2019—Professor Levine has recently been recommended by The Christian Century for her book, Light of the World. She has also been selected for the United Methodist Women 2020 Reading Program for her book co-authored with Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Who is My Neighbor? For...

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Join Professor Mazalit Haim for discussions on Israeli Culture and the unique history of the Hebrew language

Nov. 7, 2019—On Wednesday, 11.6.19, Prof. Mazalit Haim gave a talk on the history of modern Hebrew language, which was followed by a documentary by the Israeli-French artist Nurith Aviv. She also lectured on various cinematic representations of native Israelis, which was...

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“That Obnoxious Order” – Lunch Talk with Professor Jonathan Sarna

Nov. 6, 2019—This lecture is part of the Association for Jewish Studies Distinguished Lectureship Program. The Vanderbilt Programs in Jewish Studies and American Studies, the Department of History and the Alexander Heard Libraries are pleased to sponsor Dr. Jonathan Sarna of Brandeis...

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Seeing as Believing: A Lunch Talk with Dr. Jeffrey Shandler

Oct. 22, 2019—***Please note that this event will be held in Alumni Hall 202 on Vanderbilt’s main campus, not Memorial Hall on Peabody Campus. The Program in Jewish Studies is pleased to welcome Jeffrey Shandler of Rutgers University for his talk “Seeing...

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Mazalit Haim

Oct. 14, 2019—Assistant Professor of the Practice of Hebrew Language Instruction B.A. (Tel Aviv University 2005) M.A. (Tel Aviv University 2010) Ph.D. (New York University 2019) Mazalit Haim is an Assistant Professor of the Practice of Hebrew Language Instruction at Vanderbilt. She...

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“Untethered” written by our Professor Judy Klass wins first prize

Sep. 27, 2019—Our professor Judy Klass won first prize in the One Act category for her short play, “Untethered,” in the William Faulkner Literary Competition.  Mazel tov, Judy – what a great to start off 5780!  !שנה טובה ומתוקה

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Speaking Hebrew Freely: Conversation Outside the Classroom with Professor Haim

Sep. 13, 2019—Hebrew students: please join Professor Mazalit Haim for a series of monthly talks including Israeli movies and other interactive activities. Kosher vegetarian meals will be provided for current Hebrew students – community members are welcome to attend but meals are...

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Our Professors Doing Awesome Things – Dr. Rebecca Epstein-Levi

Aug. 30, 2019—Dr. Epstein-Levi has recently published an op-ed on Rewire News, called “How Ancient Rabbis Can Help Combat STI Stigma.” “The sages, or rabbis, whose teachings were collected in the Mishnah, had a concept they called tumah, or ritual impurity. This term,...

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Jewish Studies Cosponsored Event: A Short History of Anger – the Destruction of Smyrna

Aug. 30, 2019—Please join us in support of the Department of Theatre, Blair School of Music, and the Department of English for A Short History of Anger– a hybrid work of poetry and theater written by Joy Manesiotis, and directed by Chris...

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