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How the Soviet Jew was Made with Sasha Senderovich

​​​​​In his new book, How the Soviet Jew Was Made (Harvard University Press, 2022), Sasha Senderovich offers a close reading of postrevolutionary Russian and Yiddish literature and film that recast…

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Bernice Lerner, author of "All the Horrors of War: A Jewish Girl, a British Doctor, and the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen"

Join Bernice Lerner for a discussion of her recent publication, the first book to pair the story of a Holocaust victim with that of a liberator. Lerner has unearthed and interwoven the fascinating…

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The First Woman to Scribe a Torah: Jen Taylor Friedman, Soferet

A November 16, 2021, lecture with Jen Taylor, the first woman ever to complete the writing of a sefer Torah (Torah scroll). As a scribe of religious texts, Taylor gives a historical overview of women…

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The Objects that Remain: The Ethics of Tending to Sacred Objects

An October 27, 2021, panel discussion and Q&A featuring Jane Klinger (she/her/hers), United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; Laura Levitt (she/her/hers), Temple University Department of…

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The Shtetl Kitchen: Ashkenazi Foodways Past and Present

Jeffrey Yoshkowitz and Liz Alpern (co-owners of The Gefilteria and co-authors of The Gefilte Manifesto) host a dynamic discussion on Eastern European Jewish foodways, past and present. Captions are…

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Gender and the (Dis)Continuities of the European Jewish Enlightenment: Hannah Arendt, Lucy S. Dawidowicz, and the New York Intellectuals

Guest speaker Nancy Sinkoff, professor of Jewish Studies and History, as well as the Academic Director of the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University,…

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Cultural Resilience After Catastrophe

Promo video for the upcoming Delaware Teachers Institute seminar "Cultural Resilience after Catastrophe" led by Dr. Polly Zavadivker.

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