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Atrocities’ Truth Tellers: Armenian and Jewish Victim Testimony in Interwar Europe Propaganda and Persecution: The French Resistance and the “Jewish Question” Book Panel: “When Jews Argue: Between the University and the Beit Midrash” American Shtetl: The Making of Kiryas Joel, a Hasidic Village in Upstate New York The City Without Jews: A Centenary Film Soirée Walkers in the City: Jewish Street Photographers of Midcentury New York Is Anti-Zionism Antisemitic? Part 2. The Debate Over Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism: Understanding the Terms and the Stakes Soul House: A Poetry Reading with Mireille Gansel and Joan Seliger Sidney Is Anti-Zionism Antisemitic? Part 1: Anti-Zionism on Campus: Legitimate Protest or Dangerous Hate Speech? Negotiating the “Double-Minded Vocabulaire”: Montreal’s Jewish Communities and Contemporary Quebec God’s Body in Pain: Disability and Divine Solidarity in Jewish Text and Tradition Transmitting Anne Frank to Gen Z Do They Really Belong? Modern Israeli “Tribes” and the Dilemma of Ex-Soviet Israelis Minority and Majority as Asymmetrical Concepts: The Perils of Democratic Equality and Fantasies of National Purity Transing the Talmud: Androgynes and Eunuchs in Rabbinic Literature Symposium: Jews and Other Groups Who Resisted the Nazis: Means, Motivations, and Limitations Dismantling White Nationalism: An Intersectional Approach – with Eric K. Ward How Antisemitism Shapes White Nationalism – Eric K. Ward The 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Resistance and Survival in the Holocaust Blood Libel: On the Trail of An Antisemitic Myth (Annual Pell Lecture) Canine Pioneer: The Extraordinary Life of Rudolphina Menzel The Jew as Other and The Other White Meat: Pigs and Jewish Identity Shared Appeals to Different Gods: Jews, Christians and Medieval Prayer (Helen Diller Annual Lecture) Fashion Metropolis Berlin 1836-1939: The Story of the Rise and Destruction of the Jewish Fashion Industry The Social Role of the Deli in American Jewish Life Saharan Vichy Camps between Memory and Memorialization: A Graphic History Beyond the Temple: Jewish Material Identity from the Hasmoneans to Herod In Twilight. Ori Sherman’s Creation Exhibition Reception and Program Elective Affinities: A Cultural History of Friendship among German Jews, 1888-1938 Special Exhibit | Anatomy of Torture: Testimonies from the Berkeley Archive Exhibit Opening and Book Launch | Anatomy of Torture: Testimonies from the Berkeley Archive Shared History Project: 1700 Years of Jewish Life in German Speaking Lands Exhibition Reception and Program Roman Vishniac. In Focus: 1922-2022 (Day 2) Roman Vishniac. In Focus: 1922-2022 (Day 1) In the Midst of Civilized Europe: The Pogroms of 1918-1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust (Annual Pell Endowed Lecture) Letters from the Abyss: Jewish Travelogues on Jewish Life in Nazi Germany in the Yiddish Press of Warsaw “Guides who Helped Jews Flee from France to Spain across the Pyrenees: 1940-1944” “Ottomans After Empire: Sephardi Immigrant Space and Daily Life in Interwar Paris” “Figuring Jerusalem: Politics and Poetics in the Sacred Center” “Quarantine in the Prague Ghetto: Jews, Christians, and Epidemic Disease in an Early Modern City” Satmar Hasidism: History, Ideology, and Sociology The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Pittsburgh Neighborhood: A Book Talk with Mark Oppenheimer “The Oldest Guard: Landowners, Local Memory, and the Making of the Zionist Settler Past” Race and Responsibility: A Conversation on Black-Jewish Relations and the Fight for Equal Justice “Hitler’s Laboratory: How Munich Became the Capital of Antisemitism After World War I” Harry Potter in Yiddish: Translating Across Languages and Cultures Modernity in the Eastern Sephardi Diaspora: The Jews of Late Ottoman Izmir Ode to Energy: Einstein, Feynman, and Oppenheimer at Mid-Century Life in Citations: Biblical Narratives and Contemporary Hebrew Culture Voices of the Ritual: Devotion to Female Saints and Shrines in the Holy Land The Song of Songs: A Biography Jews and Race De-Integration? Judaism and the Theater of Memory in Contemporary Germany (in English) Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance after Communism The Song of Songs: A Biography Tapestry of Tongues: The Multilingual Matrix of Modern Hebrew Literature Antisemitism Here and Now Cold Case in Constantine: Anti-Jewish Violence and the Colonial Situation in French Algeria In the Name of the Cross: Christianity and Anti-Semitic Propaganda in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany Diller Lecture: Neo-Hasidism and Neo-Kabbalah – Privatised Uses of Traditional Lore Jewish Disputes, Early Modern Courts, and Legal Pluralism Still Lives: Jewish Photography under Nazism (co-sponsored by The Center for Jewish Studies) The Invention of Religion: Jews in Babylon and the Evidence of Language and Literature Remembering the Ephemeral: the Ritual Architecture of Sukkot in Contemporary Life Unlikely Refuge: Survivors, Aid Organizations and Local Communities in WWII Uzbekistan and Iran Hate: The Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism in France and What It Means for Us Protectors of Pluralism: The Rescue of Jews in the Low Countries During the Holocaust Hatred Old and New: The Roots and Resurgence of Antisemitism (A Panel Discussion) Michael Morgan “Wartime! Emil Fackenheim’s Unpublished Radio Addresses, 1944-1948” Aleksandra Buncic “Scribes, Illuminators and Patrons: An Illustrated Dialog in Medieval Manuscripts Steve Weitzman “How Does the Story of the Jews Begin? Recent Debates on Origins and Ancestry” Ron Hendel “How Old is the Bible?” Robert Alter “The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary” Dory Manor Yair Zakovitch “Song of Songs: Riddle of Riddles” Omer Bartov “Anatomy of a Genocide” Jason Wittenberg Ilana Pardes Jeffrey Shandler “Tales Retold: Holocaust Survivors on Schindler’s List” Allison Schachter “Friedrich Schiller in the Jewish Provinces: Fradel Shtok and the Aesthetics of Jewish Prose” Rabbi Jeff Summit “Singing God’s Words: The Performance of Biblical Chant in Contemporary Judaism” C. L. Seow “Job 1-21” Helen Kim–Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the American Jewish Community: Lessons learned from JewAsians Natan Meir–Stepchildren of the Shtetl: The Destitute, Disabled, and Demented of Jewish Eastern Europe Elisheva Baumgarten–Documents of Practice: Possibilities for a Non Rabbinic Perspective on Medieval Jewish Women Lisa Leff–“The Archive Thief” Amir Engel–Between Historiography and Literature: “Gershom Sholem’s Intellectual Biography” John Efron’s “Appearance Counts: Sephardic Jewry and the Creation of a German-Jewish Aesthetic” Harvest of Blossoms-CANCELED Reclaiming the Self in Jewish American Culture Graduate Student Colloquium On Jewish Heresy Lecture 3 On Jewish Heresy Lecture 2 On Jewish Heresy Lecture 1 Drawn from Water: An American Poet, an Ethiopian Family, an Israeli Story Benjamin, Kafka, and Theology Graduate Student Workshop “Jews, Germans, and other Europeans: Modern Encounters” Melting Pots Compared? Italian Jewry and Contemporary Israel | Sergio Della Pergola (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Book Talk | Walter Zev Feldman. Klezmer: Music, History, and Memory PopUp Exhibition | Nick Underwood From Shund to Avant-garde: Yiddish Theatre in the City of Light ART AND FILM: ISRAELI FILM SERIES “Late Marriage” PopUp Exhibition | Ashley Bacchi on Hellenistic Jewish Myths and Oracles The Bagel and the Archive: Celebrating Noah’s Bagels Legacy at The Magnes PopUp Exhibition | Howard Freedman on 78rpm Records and the Sound of American Jewish Experience PopUp Exhibition | Zachary Bleemer with Aiko Gonzalez and Clayton Hale (URAP) on The Passover Haggadah: Digital Perspectives The Past Is a Foreign Country: Poland Confronted with Holocaust History ART AND FILM: ISRAELI FILM SERIES “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem” “Why Can’t Alison Sell her Drill? Evidence from eBay” ROBBINS COLLECTION LECTURE ON JEWISH LAW AND THOUGHT: “Jewish Thought in American Judaism Today” PopUp Exhibition | Karen Barkey, Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites: Mixed Attendance at Greek Orthodox Churches in Istanbul PopUp Exhibition | Mira Amiras on The Future of a Legacy: Seymour Fromer and the Making of The Magnes SUKKAH BUILDING PARTY “THE MARRIAGE PLOT: NAOMI SEIDMAN IN CONVERSATION WITH GABRIELLA SAFRAN” “AND THEN I KILLED HIM,” WITH ANNA SHTERNSHIS “LAST YIDDISH HEROES” WITH ANNA SHTERNSHIS AND PSOY KOROLENKO ART AND FILM: ISRAELI FILM SERIES “The Band’s Visit” PopUp Exhibition | Patricia Munro and Claude Fischer on Coming of Age in Jewish America Magnes Exhibition Opening Night NAOMI SEIDMAN ON HER WORK “THE MARRIAGE PLOT” The Future of the Zohar The Poles, The Jews, and The Town of Jedwabne Chosen People? Jewish Identity Freud, Politics, and Anti-Semitism Summoned: Identity and Religion in a Haredi Neighborhood Women of the Bible: After Abel and Other Stories Festival Jewishness: Learning About Jews at Cultural Events Silent Witnesses: A One Woman Play German Jewry and the Allure of the Sephardic Songs from a Lost World: Singing as Resistance and Renewal in New York, 1948 Is There Such A Thing As Jewish Literature?

Atrocities’ Truth Tellers: Armenian and Jewish Victim Testimony in Interwar Europe

April 10, 2024

Propaganda and Persecution: The French Resistance and the “Jewish Question”

April 4, 2024

Book Panel: “When Jews Argue: Between the University and the Beit Midrash”

March 22, 2024

American Shtetl: The Making of Kiryas Joel, a Hasidic Village in Upstate New York

March 21, 2024

The City Without Jews: A Centenary Film Soirée

March 20, 2024

Walkers in the City: Jewish Street Photographers of Midcentury New York

February 29, 2024

Is Anti-Zionism Antisemitic? Part 2. The Debate Over Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism: Understanding the Terms and the Stakes

February 15, 2024

Soul House: A Poetry Reading with Mireille Gansel and Joan Seliger Sidney

February 8, 2024

Is Anti-Zionism Antisemitic? Part 1: Anti-Zionism on Campus: Legitimate Protest or Dangerous Hate Speech?

February 1, 2024

Negotiating the “Double-Minded Vocabulaire”: Montreal’s Jewish Communities and Contemporary Quebec

January 30, 2024

God’s Body in Pain: Disability and Divine Solidarity in Jewish Text and Tradition

November 29, 2023

Transmitting Anne Frank to Gen Z

November 15, 2023

Do They Really Belong? Modern Israeli “Tribes” and the Dilemma of Ex-Soviet Israelis

November 14, 2023

Minority and Majority as Asymmetrical Concepts: The Perils of Democratic Equality and Fantasies of National Purity

November 13, 2023

Transing the Talmud: Androgynes and Eunuchs in Rabbinic Literature

October 18, 2023

Symposium: Jews and Other Groups Who Resisted the Nazis: Means, Motivations, and Limitations

April 28, 2023

Dismantling White Nationalism: An Intersectional Approach – with Eric K. Ward

April 19, 2023

How Antisemitism Shapes White Nationalism – Eric K. Ward

April 19, 2023

The 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Resistance and Survival in the Holocaust

April 4, 2023

Blood Libel: On the Trail of An Antisemitic Myth (Annual Pell Lecture)

March 15, 2023

Canine Pioneer: The Extraordinary Life of Rudolphina Menzel

March 14, 2023

The Jew as Other and The Other White Meat: Pigs and Jewish Identity

March 2, 2023

Shared Appeals to Different Gods: Jews, Christians and Medieval Prayer (Helen Diller Annual Lecture)

February 21, 2023

Fashion Metropolis Berlin 1836-1939: The Story of the Rise and Destruction of the Jewish Fashion Industry

February 15, 2023

The Social Role of the Deli in American Jewish Life

February 9, 2023

Saharan Vichy Camps between Memory and Memorialization: A Graphic History

February 2, 2023

Beyond the Temple: Jewish Material Identity from the Hasmoneans to Herod

January 25, 2023

November 20, 2022

In Twilight. Ori Sherman’s Creation Exhibition Reception and Program

October 23, 2022

Elective Affinities: A Cultural History of Friendship among German Jews, 1888-1938

October 20, 2022

Special Exhibit | Anatomy of Torture: Testimonies from the Berkeley Archive

October 18, 2022

Exhibit Opening and Book Launch | Anatomy of Torture: Testimonies from the Berkeley Archive

October 18, 2022

Shared History Project: 1700 Years of Jewish Life in German Speaking Lands Exhibition Reception and Program

September 19, 2022

Roman Vishniac. In Focus: 1922-2022 (Day 1)

May 1, 2022

In the Midst of Civilized Europe: The Pogroms of 1918-1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust (Annual Pell Endowed Lecture)

April 25, 2022

April 21, 2022

Letters from the Abyss: Jewish Travelogues on Jewish Life in Nazi Germany in the Yiddish Press of Warsaw

March 21, 2022

“Guides who Helped Jews Flee from France to Spain across the Pyrenees: 1940-1944”

March 3, 2022

February 17, 2022

“Ottomans After Empire: Sephardi Immigrant Space and Daily Life in Interwar Paris”

February 10, 2022

“Figuring Jerusalem: Politics and Poetics in the Sacred Center”

January 20, 2022

“Quarantine in the Prague Ghetto: Jews, Christians, and Epidemic Disease in an Early Modern City”

November 4, 2021

Satmar Hasidism: History, Ideology, and Sociology

October 12, 2021

The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Pittsburgh Neighborhood: A Book Talk with Mark Oppenheimer

October 11, 2021

“The Oldest Guard: Landowners, Local Memory, and the Making of the Zionist Settler Past”

October 4, 2021

Race and Responsibility: A Conversation on Black-Jewish Relations and the Fight for Equal Justice

April 21, 2021

“Hitler’s Laboratory: How Munich Became the Capital of Antisemitism After World War I”

April 8, 2021

Harry Potter in Yiddish: Translating Across Languages and Cultures

March 4, 2021

Modernity in the Eastern Sephardi Diaspora: The Jews of Late Ottoman Izmir

February 9, 2021

Ode to Energy: Einstein, Feynman, and Oppenheimer at Mid-Century

February 3, 2021

Life in Citations: Biblical Narratives and Contemporary Hebrew Culture

November 24, 2020

Voices of the Ritual: Devotion to Female Saints and Shrines in the Holy Land

November 9, 2020

The Song of Songs: A Biography

October 28, 2020

Jews and Race

September 24, 2020

De-Integration? Judaism and the Theater of Memory in Contemporary Germany (in English)

April 27, 2020

Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance after Communism

March 11, 2020

The Song of Songs: A Biography

March 5, 2020

Tapestry of Tongues: The Multilingual Matrix of Modern Hebrew Literature

February 23, 2020

Antisemitism Here and Now

February 13, 2020

Cold Case in Constantine: Anti-Jewish Violence and the Colonial Situation in French Algeria

February 11, 2020

In the Name of the Cross: Christianity and Anti-Semitic Propaganda in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany

February 5, 2020

Diller Lecture: Neo-Hasidism and Neo-Kabbalah – Privatised Uses of Traditional Lore

January 30, 2020

Jewish Disputes, Early Modern Courts, and Legal Pluralism

November 21, 2019

Still Lives: Jewish Photography under Nazism (co-sponsored by The Center for Jewish Studies)

November 21, 2019

The Invention of Religion: Jews in Babylon and the Evidence of Language and Literature

November 19, 2019

Remembering the Ephemeral: the Ritual Architecture of Sukkot in Contemporary Life

November 12, 2019

Unlikely Refuge: Survivors, Aid Organizations and Local Communities in WWII Uzbekistan and Iran

November 4, 2019

Hate: The Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism in France and What It Means for Us

November 1, 2019

Protectors of Pluralism: The Rescue of Jews in the Low Countries During the Holocaust

October 17, 2019

Hatred Old and New: The Roots and Resurgence of Antisemitism (A Panel Discussion)

September 17, 2019

Michael Morgan “Wartime! Emil Fackenheim’s Unpublished Radio Addresses, 1944-1948”

April 8, 2019

Aleksandra Buncic “Scribes, Illuminators and Patrons: An Illustrated Dialog in Medieval Manuscripts

April 4, 2019

Steve Weitzman “How Does the Story of the Jews Begin? Recent Debates on Origins and Ancestry”

March 7, 2019

Ron Hendel “How Old is the Bible?”

February 28, 2019

Robert Alter “The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary”

February 13, 2019

Dory Manor

February 4, 2019

Yair Zakovitch “Song of Songs: Riddle of Riddles”

November 5, 2018

Omer Bartov “Anatomy of a Genocide”

October 25, 2018

Jason Wittenberg

October 11, 2018

Ilana Pardes

October 3, 2018

Jeffrey Shandler “Tales Retold: Holocaust Survivors on Schindler’s List”

April 10, 2018

Allison Schachter “Friedrich Schiller in the Jewish Provinces: Fradel Shtok and the Aesthetics of Jewish Prose”

March 6, 2018

Rabbi Jeff Summit “Singing God’s Words: The Performance of Biblical Chant in Contemporary Judaism”

February 20, 2018

C. L. Seow “Job 1-21”

January 25, 2018

Helen Kim–Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the American Jewish Community: Lessons learned from JewAsians

December 6, 2017

Natan Meir–Stepchildren of the Shtetl: The Destitute, Disabled, and Demented of Jewish Eastern Europe

November 15, 2017

Elisheva Baumgarten–Documents of Practice: Possibilities for a Non Rabbinic Perspective on Medieval Jewish Women

November 8, 2017

Lisa Leff–“The Archive Thief”

November 6, 2017

October 19, 2017

Amir Engel–Between Historiography and Literature: “Gershom Sholem’s Intellectual Biography”

October 10, 2017

John Efron’s “Appearance Counts: Sephardic Jewry and the Creation of a German-Jewish Aesthetic”

September 14, 2017

Harvest of Blossoms-CANCELED

April 17, 2017

Reclaiming the Self in Jewish American Culture

March 23, 2017

Graduate Student Colloquium

March 21, 2017

On Jewish Heresy Lecture 3

March 16, 2017

On Jewish Heresy Lecture 2

March 15, 2017

On Jewish Heresy Lecture 1

March 13, 2017

Drawn from Water: An American Poet, an Ethiopian Family, an Israeli Story

March 2, 2017

Benjamin, Kafka, and Theology

January 24, 2017

Graduate Student Workshop “Jews, Germans, and other Europeans: Modern Encounters”

December 14, 2016

Melting Pots Compared? Italian Jewry and Contemporary Israel | Sergio Della Pergola (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

December 14, 2016

Book Talk | Walter Zev Feldman. Klezmer: Music, History, and Memory

December 1, 2016

PopUp Exhibition | Nick Underwood From Shund to Avant-garde: Yiddish Theatre in the City of Light

November 30, 2016

ART AND FILM: ISRAELI FILM SERIES “Late Marriage”

November 29, 2016

PopUp Exhibition | Ashley Bacchi on Hellenistic Jewish Myths and Oracles

November 16, 2016

The Bagel and the Archive: Celebrating Noah’s Bagels Legacy at The Magnes

November 13, 2016

PopUp Exhibition | Howard Freedman on 78rpm Records and the Sound of American Jewish Experience

November 9, 2016

November 7, 2016

PopUp Exhibition | Zachary Bleemer with Aiko Gonzalez and Clayton Hale (URAP) on The Passover Haggadah: Digital Perspectives

November 2, 2016

The Past Is a Foreign Country: Poland Confronted with Holocaust History

November 1, 2016

ART AND FILM: ISRAELI FILM SERIES “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem”

November 1, 2016

“Why Can’t Alison Sell her Drill? Evidence from eBay”

October 31, 2016

ROBBINS COLLECTION LECTURE ON JEWISH LAW AND THOUGHT: “Jewish Thought in American Judaism Today”

October 27, 2016

PopUp Exhibition | Karen Barkey, Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites: Mixed Attendance at Greek Orthodox Churches in Istanbul

October 26, 2016

PopUp Exhibition | Mira Amiras on The Future of a Legacy: Seymour Fromer and the Making of The Magnes

October 19, 2016

SUKKAH BUILDING PARTY

October 13, 2016

“THE MARRIAGE PLOT: NAOMI SEIDMAN IN CONVERSATION WITH GABRIELLA SAFRAN”

October 13, 2016

“AND THEN I KILLED HIM,” WITH ANNA SHTERNSHIS

September 29, 2016

“LAST YIDDISH HEROES” WITH ANNA SHTERNSHIS AND PSOY KOROLENKO

September 29, 2016

ART AND FILM: ISRAELI FILM SERIES “The Band’s Visit”

September 27, 2016

PopUp Exhibition | Patricia Munro and Claude Fischer on Coming of Age in Jewish America

September 21, 2016

Magnes Exhibition Opening Night

September 6, 2016

NAOMI SEIDMAN ON HER WORK “THE MARRIAGE PLOT”

August 21, 2016

The Future of the Zohar

May 22, 2016

The Poles, The Jews, and The Town of Jedwabne

April 19, 2016

April 7, 2016

Chosen People? Jewish Identity

March 15, 2016

Freud, Politics, and Anti-Semitism

March 10, 2016

Summoned: Identity and Religion in a Haredi Neighborhood

March 7, 2016

Women of the Bible: After Abel and Other Stories

February 18, 2016

Festival Jewishness: Learning About Jews at Cultural Events

February 10, 2016

Silent Witnesses: A One Woman Play

January 28, 2016

German Jewry and the Allure of the Sephardic

December 2, 2015

Songs from a Lost World: Singing as Resistance and Renewal in New York, 1948

November 12, 2015

Is There Such A Thing As Jewish Literature?

November 4, 2015

October 7, 2015

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