Save the date: Oct. 25, 2018, The Nate and Ann Levine Lecture Series

The Nate and Ann Levine Lecture Series Mark your calendar:  Thursday, October 25, 2018 7:30 pm  Doron Ben-Atar and Andrew Pessin, co-authors of Campus Anti-Zionism: The University, Free Speech, and BDS  “Israel, BDS, and Campus Life: Complexities of Jewish Identity in the American Academy”   

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Jewish Studies: Student Spotlight

SMU Jewish Studies 2018 Newsletter Originally Posted: June 25, 2018 This is an excerpt from the 2018 Jewish Studies Newsletter. Read the full newsletter here: SMU Jewish Studies 2018 Newsletter.  Student Spotlight  2018 JEWISH STUDIES MINORS  Rob Shapiro, BA Psychology  A graduate of the San Diego Jewish Academy, Rob elected the minor in Jewish Studies to deepen his already rich knowledge of Jewish history, culture, and religion. He earned distinction in his ma-jor, as recognized by induction into the Psi Chi psychology hon-ors society.  Rob has a passion for wrist-watches, and gained extensive knowledge about premium time pieces while working in sales at Bachendorf’s Jeweler. He plans to attend law school to focus on oil and gas.  Chandler Snipes, BBA Finance  Chandler’s interests range from [...]

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Save the Date: Sept. 23, 2018, Vedem Underground Exhibit 

SMU Jewish Studies 2018 Newsletter Originally Posted: June 25, 2018 This is an excerpt from the 2018 Jewish Studies Newsletter. Read the full newsletter here: SMU Jewish Studies 2018 Newsletter Upcoming Vedem Underground Exhibit  SMU Jewish Studies is partnering with SMU’s Hamon Arts Library to present the award-winning, Smithsonian-endorsed Vedem Underground art exhibit. Honoring what has been hailed as “The Dead Poets Society of Terezin,” the exhibit tells the story of how a secret society of teenage boys created Vedem, the longest running underground magazine in a Nazi camp. Using comics, graphics, artwork, prose and poetry, the ex-hibit showcases many of the 83 weekly issues of Vedem, which totaled 800 pages and was a symbol of protest and rebellion by some of the era’s youngest activists. [...]

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SMUJS Faculty Highlights 

SMU Jewish Studies 2018 Newsletter Originally Posted: June 25, 2018 This is an excerpt from the 2018 Jewish Studies Newsletter. To read the full newsletter click here: SMU Jewish Studies 2018 Newsletter SMUJS Faculty Highlights  Sabri Ates was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship grant to research his book on Kurdish state-lessness.  Rick Cogley (Religious Studies) presented the paper “New England as the New Israel: The Case for and the Case Against” at the Society of Early Americanists in St. Louis, March 3, 2018.  Serge Frolov (Religious Studies) co-edited Partners with God: Critical and Theological Readings of the Bible in Honor of Marvin A. Sweeney (Claremont Press, 2017 ) in which he authored the chapter, “Is Form Criticism Compatible with Diachronic Exegesis? Rethinking Genesis [...]

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Event: October 18, “What’s Divine about Divine Law?”

Date: Oct. 18 Location: McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall Time:7:30 pm Lecture by Prof. Christine Hayes, Yale University Christine Hayes is Robert F. and Patricia R. Weis Professor of Religious Studies in Classical Judaica. Before joining the Yale faculty in 1996, she was Assistant Professor of Hebrew Studies in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University for three years. Her published works include several books and many articles in Vetus Testamentum, The Journal for the Study of Judaism, The Harvard Theological Review, and various scholarly anthologies. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/academics/programs/jewishstudies/events  

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Film Screening of PAST LIFE and JOE’S VIOLIN

Event Date: 9/24/17 Location: Hughes-Trigg Auditorium Time: 3:00-5:30 pm Dedman College's Jewish Studies program, Perkins’s Global Theological Education, and the Dallas Jewish Film Festival co-sponsor "Past Life," directed by Avi Nesher. Based on a true story and set in 1977 Jerusalem, two sisters — one a withdrawn classical musician, the other an extroverted scandal sheet journalist — set to unravel the family mystery of their difficult father’s experiences in Poland during the war. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/academics/programs/jewishstudies/events

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Event: March 30, Chimurenga Music: Concert and Conversation

Event Date: March 30, 2017 Location: Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater Time: 7pm This event brings together African musicians and historians with SMU students and faculty. This public event of interspaced conversation and song will involve two Zimbabweans who have put mbira music on the world stage, Dr. Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited Band and Professor Mhoze Chikowero (UCSB), author of the definitive text on Zimbabwean music, African Music, Power, and Being in Colonial Zimbabwe. Sponsored by the Scott Hawkins Lecture Fund and the Department of History. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Events

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