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  • A new book is shedding light on a handful of US government officials who helped rescue Jewish refugees in the final months of World War II and the Holocaust.

    Too Little, and Almost Too Late: The War Refugee Board and America's Response to the Holocaust is the...

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  • Tuesday, October 3, 2017
    Rockefeller 001
    5:00 pm

    Francois Guesnet, Visiting Brownstone Professor in Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, University College, London

    Title: Hair: Transcultural Entanglements of Place, Race, and Identity in Central Europe

    Hair is among the most obvious elements of a person’s appearance. Beyond a marker of individual esthetic and cultural choices, its appearance is marked by beliefs, customs and rituals. Religious traditions offer...

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  • ***Please note there are DVDs of the lecture for viewing at the Jones Media Center. ***

    Monday, August 14, 2017, 4:30 pm
    Filene Auditorium in Moore Hall
    George Yancy, Philisophy Department, Emory University

    Description:  Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel argues that the prophetic voice is a scream in the night.  I take this to imply that the prophetic voice forces us to listen, to...

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  • Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 4:30 pm
    Filene Auditorium/Moore Hall


    Title: Hybrid Identity: Between Palestine and Israel
    Lecturer: Sayed Kashua, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    He is a Palestinian-Israel journalist, screenwriter, novelist, and one of the most prominent voices from Israel and Palestine. His weekly column provides a fascinating reflection of bearing a hybrid identity. A Palestinian citizen of Israel, a renown writer in a leading Israeli-...

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  • Zachary Braiterman Lecture, Syracuse University
    Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 4:30 pm, Rockefeller 001
    Professor Braiterman is an American Jewish philosopher, best known for writing on the topics of Holocaust theology, Jewish thought, aesthetics, and Jewish art. He is also a professor of religion at Syracuse University.  He works in the field of modern Judaism. His research and teaching explore shifting aesthetic canons as they shape Jewish thought and culture from the 17th century until...

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  • If you haven’t read Hebrew since the rite-of-passage ceremony known as the bar mitzvah, customarily conducted at the age of 13, then a willfully obscure text of ancient Jewish mysticism is probably not the best means to reacquaint yourself with the language of the Old Testament. Yet there I was in a Northern California synagogue, trying to remember my alefs and daleds, less out of the famous guilt of my tribe than a curiosity about that text—the Zohar—and, more...

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  • How John Lewis became a hero for American Jews

    Prof. Susannah Heschel, the daughter of a rabbi who marched with Martin Luther King, tells how the Hebrew Bible inspired civil rights activists in the ‘60s. The message lives on.
    read more: https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-1.765337

    To one Jewish professor, Martin Luther King Jr. was a mensch

    “He was always so gentle and kind and friendly to me...

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  • The Jewish Studies Program at Dartmouth, together with Andre Hunter '83 and Kelley Fowler Hunter '83 will host a screening of the documentary film "Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent".

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Room 001, Rockefeller Center

    Professor Susannah Heschel (Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies) Dartmouth, and Alumni Andre Hunter '83 and Kelly Fowler Hunter '83, will host a screening of the documentary film,  "Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not...

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  • Early on in her Dartmouth experience, German studies major Veronica Williamson ’17 did a research internship that turned out to be less fulfilling than she had hoped. “I was sort of just drilling down into this dark hole in the internet, and I felt very isolated in that,” she says.

    But Williamson didn’t lose her interest in research. Fortunately, she found a mentor in Irene Kacandes, the Dartmouth Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature—and was able to contribute to a...

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