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December 15, 2022

Atlanta Jewish Times

Post-doctoral fellow Hanna Shaul Bar Nissim quoted on why Jewish giving to Israel has declined since 2009.  

December 13, 2022

New York Times

Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Yehudah Mirsky quoted on Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s likely new coalition government. 

December 8, 2022

Associated Press

Senior chaplain and executive director of Hillel Seth Winberg said he feels fortunate to be at Brandeis where Jewish identity can be celebrated.

November 9, 2022

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Shayna Weiss, associate director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, on Elon Musk, social media, and Jewish Twitter. 

November 4, 2022

New York Times

The article cites a new study by Leonard Saxe, the director of the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, on views on antisemitism among liberal and conservative Jews. 

October 13, 2022

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

The recognition of Wilburn comes three years after Professor Jonathan Sarna unearthed a long-forgotten novel by the 19th-century Jewish writer. 

September 30, 2022

eJewish Philanthropy

"Chabad has always been really willing to adapt to new technologies, that's part of its DNA," said Shayna Weiss, associate director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies.

September 23, 2022

eJewish Philanthropy

How the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies led the way in Israel Studies, helping to foster spaces "where Israel can be studied and taught with rigor, nuance and sophistication."

August 29, 2022

The Jerusalem Post

Review of "Inside Jewish Day Schools," published by Brandeis University Press. The book "presents a unique perspective on Jewish education in North America and the factors that contribute to successful learning within the community and within the school," the reviewer writes. 

August 5, 2022

The Times of Israel

Shayna Weiss '07, associate director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, quoted on the new image of the Jewish athlete at the Maccabiah Games.

July 26, 2022

The Conversation

 Sabine von Mering, professor of German and women's, gender and sexuality studieswrites about how social media fuels antisemitism. 

July 7, 2022

The Jewish Journal

Professor Jonathan Sarna quoted on the danger posed by the "Boston Mapping Project," a website singling out scores of "Zionist leaders" and Jewish communal organizations in Massachusetts.

June 24, 2022

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

A major new population survey of Jewish Los Angeles by a research team from the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies.

June 10, 2022

The Forward

"The response of the Orthodox community to the epidemic of mass shootings has been lacking in force and substance," writes Brandeis Hillel executive director Seth Winberg

June 9, 2022

Baptist News Global 

"You can't really serve God without a healthy body and a healthy mind, and the Psalms describe God as a healer of hearts and minds," Brandeis Hillel executive director Seth Winberg says.  

May 11, 2022

eJewish Philanthropy

"There’s more international content than ever before and Israel is part of that," Shayna Weiss, associate director of Brandeis University's Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, says. 

May 3, 2022

Jewish Drinking

A podcast featuring Professor Jonathan Sarna.

May 3, 2022

Jewish Boston

"Teachers do the most important work of anyone in society. They make people into people," write Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Assistant Professor of Jewish Education Ziva R. Hassenfeld and Jonah Hassenfeld.

May 2, 2022


Review of Professor Yehudah Mirsky's book, "Toward the Mystical Experience of Modernity: The Making of Rav Kook, 1865–1904."

February 23, 2022

eJewish Philanthropy

"Leaders in the Conservative movement are increasingly eager to embrace the complexity of Jewish families," Hadassah-Brandeis Institute research associate Keren McGinity writes in eJewish Philanthropy.

February 8, 2022

The Lehrhaus

We experienced a significant loss for the Jewish people on January 20 with the death of Rabbi Simcha Krauss at age 84, writes Seth Winberg, director of Brandeis Hillel.

February 3, 2022

Jewish Journal

News that Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) is rethinking its approach to counting diaspora Jewry is a welcome development, writes Professor Leonard Saxe

January 19, 2022

Hadassah Magazine

Schusterman Center for Israel Studies associate director Shayna Weiss says controversies around Israel happen every year.

January 17, 2022

The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle

The Marilyn and Maurice Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies reports on how the pandemic affected those in Jewish Pittsburgh.

January 5, 2022

Jewish Boston

Professor Jonathan Krasner on the origins of Jewish day schools.

January 11, 2022

Talking Points Memo

Professor Jonathan Sarna on the re-appropriation of Jewish rituals by Christian evangelicals.  

November 16, 2021

Jewish Boston

Schusterman Center for Israel Studies post-doctoral fellow Dr. Shula Mola speaks with Jewish Boston's Vibe of the Tribe podcast about fighting for the Beta Israel community.

November 2, 2021

The New York Times Magazine

The attack at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue changed the way young Jews think about antisemitism, says Professor Jonathan Sarna

October 24, 2021

The New York Times

Professor Jonathan D. Sarna details the little-known history of a New York City statue of Thomas Jefferson.