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Jewish and Israel Studies

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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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Deborah Lipstadt on Antisemitism

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Off-Campus

“Deborah Lipstadt on Antisemitism" Join Deborah Lipstadt, award-winning author of The Eichmann Trial and Denial, for an urgent conversa...

Fourth Annual Water Symposium

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

Co-sponsored by the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies and the Northwestern Center for Water Research.

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Tova Markenson named a finalist for a Dissertation Completion Fellowship by the Association for Jewish Studies
Watch our recent panel discussion: “Israel at a Crossroads? Electoral Politics in a Divided Nation”
Grace Overbeke wins the Mark and Ruth Luckens International Prize in Jewish Thought and Culture
Professor Barry Wimpfheimer’s book THE TALMUD: A BIOGRAPHY has won a 2018 National Jewish Book Award! Congratulations, Barry Wimpfheimer!

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