Deep Sympathy

The Jewish Studies Program recognizes that the antisemitic murders carried out at Tree of Life synagogue marks a horrific moment in Jewish history. This attack comes in the midst of a major increase in antisemitic attacks against Jews and Jewish institutions during the past two years, and we stand with others who are also under attack, especially African-Americans, Latinos, LGBTQ, Muslims, Sikhs, and the many refugees and asylum seekers who come to our country.

Meet our faculty

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Associate Professor of English
Bernard Avishai
Visiting Professor
Associate Professor of History
Irene Kacandes
Professor of German Studies
Susannah Heschel
Chair, Jewish Studies Program

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Breaking Down Babel: The Internationale of the Protest Song in the 20th Century and its Jewish Roots
A Concert/Lecture/Sing-... Read more.

Dieter Grimm, Professor of Law, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Monday, September 17, 2018, 4:00 pm, Carson L02

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Brief (but significant) encounters? Marcus Garvey and Zionism
Michael Berkowitz, University College London

Wednesday, August 15, 2018... Read more.