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The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University is a hub for transformational undergraduate and graduate education, innovative faculty and student research, and accessible and engaging communal programming.

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“What is Antisemitism? Historical, Political and Personal Perspectives”
Panel discussion with faculty and students
Allan and Norma Harris Day of Jewish Study,
Sunday, March 3, 2019

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For nearly two millennia, the Talmud has been at the center of Jewish spiritual, cultural, and social life. In his award-winning 2018 book The Talmud: A Biography, Prof. Barry Wimpfheimer explores the origins, development, and reception of the Talmud in and beyond Jewish culture. His introduction to this unlikely best-seller sheds light upon the Talmud's overlapping roles as a source of traditional teachings, a touchstone of cultural authority, and a powerful symbol of Jewishness for both supporters and critics.

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Tova Markenson named recipient of 2019-2020 Crown Graduate Fellowship
Alexander Oltarsh wins the Jill Stacey Harris Undergraduate Essay Prize
Israel Studies Research Grants awarded for 2019
Researchers proposed solutions to drought and water insecurity in Israel and the Middle East at the Fourth Annual Water Symposium
Congratulations to Professor Danny M. Cohen, one of five Northwestern faculty members recently honored with the 2019 Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence Award

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