In the News

David Ellenson's Simon Rawidowicz Memorial Lecture appears in the summer issue of Journal of Jewish Ethics.

Yehudah Mirsky's book Rav Kook: Mystic in a Time of Revolution wins the 2016 Sami Rohr Choice Award for Jewish Literature.

New Schusterman Center Brochure asks "Why Does it Matter?"


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News & Events

New Books Published

orit rozin

Orit Rozin's A Home for All Jews: Citizenship, Rights and National Identity in the New Israeli State, and Tamar HessSelf as Nation: Contemporary Hebrew Autobiography have just been published as part of the Schusterman Series in Israel Studies, by Brandeis University Press.

Author Orit Rozin will be on the Brandeis campus September 21st; at NYU's Taub Center on September 19th and University of Toronto's Munk School on September 28th, 2016.


Schusterman Scholars Earn Doctorates and Fellowships

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Jason Olson, PhD '16, Schusterman Scholar and NEJS doctoral student, successfully defended his dissertation on "The Impact of the Six-Day War on Jewish-Protestant Relations." For more from the Brandeis Now article...

Mostafa Hussein, Schusterman Scholar and PhD candidate, received a 2016 Dissertation Year Fellowship from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and a fellowship at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. Aviv Ben-or received an Association for Jewish Studies Dissertation Completion Fellowship and will be teaching a NEJS course on Hebrew Literature this Fall.

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Around Town

An Orthodox Rabbi Responds to the Balfour Declaration:
Rabbi Haim Hirschenson on Jewish Law and Democracy
by David Ellenson

Monday, September 19, 2016
5:00 p.m.
Harvard University, Center for Jewish Studies

Center Director David Ellenson speaks at Harvard's Caspersen Student Center in a program organized by the Center for Jewish Studies and the Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law. This is  free public lecture.


Israeli Stage
Israeli Stage presents staged readings and full productions of Israeli plays in English, under the artistic direction of Emerson College alumnus, Guy Ben-Aharon. Click here for details of its current season.

For other Israel-related events in the Boston area, visit the Israeli Consulate website.