How the Priestly Sabbaths Work
Lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Stackert
The University of Chicago Divinity School
Thursday, November 21, 2013
11:00 to 12:30 pm
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 Dialogues
Thursday, November 14th, 2013
New Findings from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Mandel Center for the Humanities, Reading Room, 3rd floor
Accordance Training Seminar
Sunday, October 27, 2013
1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: Heller/Schneider G1
Student Reflections: Brandeis and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Thursday, October 24, 2013
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Reception
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Presentations
Mandel Center for the Humanities, 2nd floor lobby
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
2 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
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
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
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 Chasalow, Performed by Soprano Tony Arnold
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013
7:30 pm Discussion with Marc Brettler
8:00 pm Concert
Slosberg Music Center
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
5 - 6:30 p.m
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
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sherman Function Hall
The Essene Hypothesis and Qumran: Insights from Religious Studies
Prof. Jonathan Klawans, Boston University
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Mina Muraoka: PhD Dissertation Defense
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.