Ruth Behar is the Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan and the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the MacArthur "Genius Grant" and the Guggenheim Fellowship.
In addition to her role as Interim Director of the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, Professor Gold has been busy serving as co-chair of the Film Evaluation Committee for the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival and orchestrating the 23rd Annual Tenenbaum Family Lecture.
Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies and core faculty member at the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, Deborah E. Lipstadt, recently published a book on current antisemitism to critical acclaim.
The Tam Institute for Jewish Studies congratulates Professor Eric Goldstein, whose recent book was named a finalist for the National Jewish Book Awards.
Visiting scholar Professor Yitzhak Reiter ended his course "Jerusalem in Regional Politics" with a mock negotiation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
An alumnus of Emory's Graduate Division of Religion and current Visiting Assistant Professor at Sewanee: The University of the South, Collin Cornell was awarded a Schatten Student Grant by the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies to support his research on "the forgotten female figurines of Elephantine."
On Thursday, November 15, Professor James Loeffler of the University of Virginia delivered his lecture on Jews and human rights in the twentieth century.
Edited by Emory professor Dr. Jacob L. Wright and Dr. Zev I. Farber, who holds a Ph.D. in Jewish Religious Cultures from the Graduate Division of Religion. Photo courtesy of Myron McGhee.
Two grant winners report on their summer research in both the U.S. and abroad.
The Tam Institute presented students with the Blumenthal Awards and with summer and academic year grants.
This year's Tenenbaum lecture featuring Prof. Aron Rodrigue saw a crowd of over 200 people in attendance from the Emory and Atlanta communities. The full lecture is now available to watch online.
Jan T. Gross, whose book "Neighbors" (2001) raised awareness of the role played by Poles in the murder of Polish Jews during the Holocaust, is a leading proponent of the idea that Poland can find national honor in a truthful interrogation of its past. Now, that idea is being challenged by a nationalist Polish government that has threatened to prosecute Gross for his claim that Poles killed more Jews than Germans did during World War II. In his Emory lecture, Prof. Gross will argue that the Holocaust must be understood a central event in the national history of Poland.
Instead of a typical final paper, students taking the religion course 'Nazi Medicine on Trial' held a tribunal on whether forced sterilization is immoral, judged by experts from Emory's Center for Ethics and Office of the General Counsel. Prof. Jonathan Crane's course was developed with assistance from the Waxman Support Fund, whichpromotes scholarly research, teaching, and public programming at Emory on topics related to antisemitism, the Holocaust, and relations between Jews and other communities.
TIJS congratulates Prof. Ellie Schainker on receiving the National Jewish Book Award for "Confessions of the Shtetl: Converts from Judaism in Imperial Russia, 1817-1906."
Professor Aron Rodrigue will present a lecture titled "The Making and Unmaking of Sephardi Jewry: The Ottoman Centuries" on Monday, February 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m., in the Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall at Emory University.
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Dr. Oded Borowski is again leading a team working at the archaeological site of Tell Halif, Israel. This year, the major tasks are sorting and cataloging items from previous years' digs, consulting experts on some of the finds, and readying materials for eventual publication.