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"Memories of the Eichmann Trial": Film Screening and Panel Discussion

April 12, 2022

On Tuesday, April 12, the Tauber Institute cosponsored a free screening of the new digital restoration of Memories of the Eichmann Trial (Dir. David Perlov, 1979, Hebrew & Polish w/ English subtitles) at the Wasserman Cinematheque at Brandeis University. The event was presented by the National Center for Jewish Film.

The screening was followed by a panel discussion featuring filmmaker Yael Perlov, Professor Laura Jockusch, and NCJF Executive Director Sharon Pucker Rivo, introduced by Professor Jonathan Sarna.

David Perlov’s 1979 documentary Memories of the Eichmann Trial reveals the trial’s pivotal role in Israeli society through intimate interviews with Holocaust survivors, Israelis of the second generation, and others directly involved in the case. Broadcast only once on Israeli television, the film was rediscovered and restored by the Perlov family in partnership with the Yad Vashem Visual Center, with support from the Forum for the Preservation of Audio-Visual Memory in Israel.
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Kim Wünschmann - Jewish Studies Colloquium

April 12, 2022

This meeting of the Jewish Studies Colloquium featured Kim Wünschmann, director of the Institute for the History of the German Jews, Hamburg, presenting the paper "How to Draw German-Jewish History? The Graphic History Project 'Oberbrechen: A German Village Confronts its Nazi Past.'" This event streamed live on Zoom on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Eastern. The colloquium provides a forum for graduate students and faculty from Brandeis University and academic institutions around the world to discuss their current research and works-in-progress. The forum engages a wide range of topics in Jewish studies from history and thought to political and national identity. Recording is forthcoming.
Annette Yoshiko Reed
The 58th Annual Simon Rawidowicz Memorial Lecture

April 7, 2022

The 58th Annual Simon Rawidowicz Memorial Lecture featured Annette Yoshiko Reed of New York University presenting "Forgetting Second Temple Judaism: History, Memory, and the Dead Sea Scrolls" on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 PM Eastern. The event streamed live on Zoom. The recording will be posted on the Tauber Institute website in the next few weeks.

Annette Yoshiko Reed is a Professor in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and Department of Religious Studies at New York University. Her research spans Second Temple Judaism, early Christianity, and Jewish/Christian relations in Late Antiquity, with a special concern for retheorizing religion, identity, and difference. Her books include Fallen Angels and the History of Judaism and Christianity (Cambridge 2005), Jewish-Christianity and the History of Judaism (Mohr Siebeck, 2018), Enoch from Antiquity to the Middle Ages (with John Reeves; Oxford 2018), and Demons, Angels, and Writing in Ancient Judaism (Cambridge 2020). 

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Shira Billet - Jewish Studies Colloquium

March 15, 2022

This meeting of the Jewish Studies Colloquium featured Shira Billet of Yale University, presenting the paper "Hermann Cohen's Virtue Ethics: Power and Agency within the Experience of Marginalization." This event streamed live on Zoom on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 12:30 - 1:30pm Eastern. The colloquium provides a forum for graduate students and faculty from Brandeis University and academic institutions around the world to discuss their current research and works-in-progress. The forum engages a wide range of topics in Jewish studies from history and thought to political and national identity. 

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Daniella Farah - Jewish Studies Colloquium

February 15, 2022

This meeting of the Jewish Studies Colloquium featured Daniella Farah of Rice University presenting the paper "From the 'Wretched' to the 'Bourgeoisie': Jews in Modern Iran." This event streamed live on Zoom on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Eastern. The colloquium provides a forum for graduate students and faculty from Brandeis University and academic institutions around the world to discuss their current research and works-in-progress. The forum engages a wide range of topics in Jewish studies from history and thought to political and national identity.

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David Shyovitz
David Shyovitz - Jewish Studies Colloquium

January 18, 2022

This past meeting of the Jewish Studies Colloquium featured David Shyovitz of Northwestern University presenting the paper "Soul Food and Salvation in Medieval Ashkenaz: the Ambrosian Bible's 'Heavenly Banquet' Revisited." This event streamed live on Zoom on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Eastern. The colloquium provides a forum for graduate students and faculty from Brandeis University and academic institutions around the world to discuss their current research and works-in-progress. The forum engages a wide range of topics in Jewish studies from history and thought to political and national identity.

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