Thursday, May 1, 2014
Professor Yehuda Mirsky will be launching his new book:
Rav Kook: Mystic in a Time of Revolution
Cooking in Hebrew
Yiddish Songs Composed in the Łódź Ghetto
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern & Judaic Studies, The Center for German and European Studies, The Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry, and The Office of the President. This program will be curated by Susanne Klingenstein with Sophie Michaux (mezzo soprano), Elias Rosemberg (tenor), Jeremiah Klarman (piano), Temple Emanuel Choir, and Eugenia Gerstein (conductor, piano).
NEJS Open House and Fall Course Forecast
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Come preview the fall 2014 courses and meet our professors and UDRs. Kosher Chinese food will be served!
Goitein in Perspective
Monday, March 31, 2014 - Tuesday, April 1, 2014
This symposium seeks to understand the life and work of the towering figure S.D. Goitein-- scholar of Islamic Studies, Jewish Social History, the Cairo Geniza, and the medieval mediterranean--from intellectual and biographical perspectives. Conveners: Jonathan Decter, Brandeis University and Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College.
Sponsored in part by the Valya and Robert Shapiro Endowment.
Film Screening: The Last of the Unjust
New England Premiere
Sunday, March 30, 2014
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Sponsored by the National Center for Jewish Film
Award-Winning Israeli Author and Playwright
Thursday, March 27, 2014
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Jewish Marriage and Family in Nineteenth-Century Italy
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
A Breakfast Colloquium with Carlotta Ferrara degli Uberti
Lecture By Adam Anderson
Monday, March 17, 2014
Adam Anderson is currently a graduate student at Harvard University. He is currently working on his Ph.D. dissertation about Old Assyrian Social Networks. The lecture will discuss the usage of modern social networking tools (think Facebook and LinkedIn) on the corpus of Old Assyrian letters. He is working with about 8,000 letters and the corpus itself numbers over 15,000.
PhD Dissertation Defense
Monday, March 17, 2014
All are welcome!
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Light refreshments served
Come here students, faculty and staff perform at the NEJS Coffeehouse! Brought to you by the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Judaic Studies UDRs.
Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the RoofLecture By Alisa Solomon
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Lecture By Professor Adele Reinhartz
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Professor Adele Reinhartz of the University of Ottawa will be speaking in NEJS 128a, Introduction to Christianity with Professor Brooten of the NEJS department. Professor Reinhartz is the author of numerous articles and several books, including “Why Ask My Name?” Anonymity and Identity in Biblical Narrative (Oxford, 1998), Befriending the Beloved Disciple: A Jewish Reading of the Gospel of John (Continuum, 2001), and Scripture on the Silver Screen (Westminster John Knox, 2003). Her areas of expertise include: Early Christianity and Judaism, the Gospel of John, Bible and Film, Jewish-Christian Relations and Feminist Biblical Criticism.
Toy Story 3 in Hebrew! (With English Subtitles)
Thursday, December 5, 2013
The Hebrew Program and Beta Rho Hebrew Honors society present an end of the semester event - A special screening of Toy Story 3 in Hebrew (with English subtitles)
Rami's kosher falafel dinner will be served
How the Priestly Sabbaths Work
Lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Stackert
The University of Chicago Divinity School
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Dr. Stackert received his PhD from NEJS in 2006 and is the recipient of The John Templeton Award for Theological Promise for his book Rewriting the Torah: Literary Revision in Deuteronomy and the Holiness Legislation (Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2007).
Sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and the Martin Weiner Fund.
The Black-Jew DialoguesThursday, November 14th, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
New Findings from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos
Accordance Training Seminar
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Student Reflections: Brandeis and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Students who were involved with the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition partnership between the Museum of Science and Brandeis University will reflect on the experience of being a part of this major collaboration.
Presenters include NEJS PhD students Jamie Bryson and Eva Gurevich
Jewish Families in Medieval Egypt
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Offered during NEJS 140a: Under Crescent and Cross (Professor Decter) especially for undergraduate students. All are welcome. Sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and the Martin Weiner Fund.
Lecture by Eve Krakowski, Jacob & Hilda Blaustein Post-doctoral Associate in the Program of Judaic Studies at Yale University.
Understanding Pornography Panel
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013
Sarah L. Leonard, professor of history, Simmons College
Emily F. Rothman, professor of public health, Boston University
Burlin Barr, professor of English and cinema studies, Central Connecticut State University
Holy Botany: Plants of the Bible
Prof. Lytton John Musslman, Old Dominion University
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013
Dead Sea Scrolls: Life in Ancient Times Graduate Symposium
Graduate Students from throughout the Northeast presented on Dead Sea Scrolls, archaeology, and ancient Israel. The opening address was delivered by Professor Marc Brettler and the plenary address was given by Professor Lawrence H. Schiffman,Vice Provost of undergraduate education and professor of Judaic studies at Yeshiva University in New York.
Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013
Dead Sea Scrolls: Music of Eric Chasal0w,
Performed by Soprano Tony Arnold
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013
The Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble performed the premiere of "Where it Finds Nothing But the Wind." Text from the Dead Sea Scrolls was assembled with the assistance of Professor Marc Brettler. Ticket information will be available soon. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost in conjunction with the Dead Sea Scrolls: Life in Ancient Times exhibition hosted by the Museum of Science, with Brandeis University.
Verses of Longing Workshop
Desire and Gender in Modern Hebrew Literature
The Brandeis-BGU International Workshop for Scholars was held October 1 and 2, 2013 at the Schusterman Center at Brandeis University. Organizers: Ilana Szobel and Hamutal Tsamir.The workshop explored the ways in which Hebrew literature represents, constructs and struggles with various forms of desire, addressing the juxtaposition of poetics and desire in the context of ideology, nationalism, Judaism, modernity, sexuality, passion, and power.
A Kraft-Hiatt Lecture:
The Self Beyond Itself: Rethinking How Individuals can Become Morally More Courageous and Societies More Humane
A Panel discussion with Heidi Ravven, Donald Katz, and Thandeka was
Monday, Sept. 23, 2013
The Governor's Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, Higher Education Working Group
More than 300 Massachusetts college and university administrators and faculty members gathered on the Brandeis campus Sept. 17 for a forum titled “Massachusetts Steps Up: Key Sexual and Domestic Violence Issues for College Administrators.”
Sponsored by the Governor’s Council to Address Sexual and Domestic Violence and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health — and developed by the council’s Higher Education Working Group on Sexual and Domestic Violence — the forum addressed critical campus issues regarding sexual and domestic violence.
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013
The Essene Hypothesis and Qumran: Insights from Religious Studies
Prof. Jonathan Klawans, Boston University
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013
Mina Muraoka: PhD Dissertation Defense
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Jews and the Russo-Japanese War: The Triangular Relationship between Jewish POWs, Japan, and Jacob H. Schiff
NEJS Graduate Student Welcome Reception
Wednesday, August 28, 2013