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2019

Protecting the Faith: Censoring Benjamin of Tudela's Book of Travels

April 3, 2019
Marci Freedman, Sava Ranisavljevic Post-Doctoral Fellow in Judeo-Spanish Studies, Northwestern University

My Fingers for War: A Prayer for Jewish Militiamen in Colonial Suriname

February 14, 2019
Eli Rosenblatt, Affiliated Scholar, Northwestern University

2018

Sephardic Religious Revival in Israel

June 4, 2018

Joseph Ringel, Northwestern University

Talmud: a Biography, Podcast Interview with Professor Barry Wimpfheimer

May 10, 2018

New Books Network: Listen to the podcast

Remembering 1492: Ottoman Jews and the Spanish Past

May 3, 2018

Julia Phillips Cohen, Vanderbilt University (Co-sponsored by Chabraja Center for Historical Studies, Partially funded by the Sava Ranisavljevic Fund)

Towards a Social History of Medieval Jewish Marriage: Individuals and Communities

May 3, 2018

Elisheva Baumgarten, Hebrew University (Co-sponsored by Medieval Studies)

Between the Ottoman Empire and Italy: The Jews of Rhodes, 1880-1938

April 26, 2018

Aron Rodrigue, Stanford University (Co-sponsored by Chabraja Center for Historical Studies, Partially funded by the Sava Ranisavljevic Fund)

Like Negros...and Mohammedans: Sephardic Jews in the American Racial Imagination

April 19, 2018

Devin Naar, University of Washington (Co-sponsored by Chabraja Center for Historical Studies, Partially funded by the Sava Ranisavljevic Fund)

Israel's Great Paradox: Strong Macro, Poor Micro

April 18, 2018

Manual Trajtenberg, Tel-Aviv University (Co-sponsored by Economics)

Violence and the Politics of Identity in Ancient Jewish Literature

April 12, 2018

Yonatan Miller, University of Toledo

Consumption and the Economic Turn in Jewish History: When Women Disappeared

March 13, 2018

Riv-Ellen Prell, University of Minnesota

The Forgotten Pioneer: Jean Carroll, the First Jewish Female Comedian

February 12, 2018

Grace Kessler Overbeke, PhD Candidate, Theatre, Northwestern University

Performance and Text in Jewish Ritual

January 22, 2018

Yair Lipshitz, Tel Aviv University (Co-sponsored by Religious Studies)

2017

One Jew, Two Opinions: The Social Role of Responsa in the Medieval Islamic World

November 20, 2017

Phil Lieberman, Vanderbilt University (Co-sponsored by MENA)

Israel at a Crossroads: The View from 30,000 Feet

November 8, 2017

Dan Ben-David, Department of Public Policy, Tel-Aviv University

The Wandering Jew Between the Middle Ages and Modernity

May 22, 2017

Galit Hasan-Rokem, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Yiddish Drama & the Aftermath of the Holocaust

March 3, 2017

Joel Berkowitz, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Media and Collective Memory in Israel and Beyond

February 13, 2017

Noam Tirosh, Ben Gurion University

The Talmud and the Two-Headed Man

February 1, 2017

Sarah Wolf, PhD candidate in the Department of Religious Studies, Northwestern University

Sins of the Parents in Rabbinic and Early Christian Literature

January 9, 2017

Dov Weiss, University of Illinois

2016

Composing a New Self: Assimilation and German-Jewish Identity in Post-Emancipation Musical Circles

December 12, 2016

Amanda Ruppenthal Stein, PhD candidate at the Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University

2015

2014

Hollywood and the Holocaust: From Appeasement to Anti-Nazism, 1933-1945, Lawrence Baron

November 3, 2014

The Allan and Norma Harris Memorial Lecture in Jewish Studies

Sholem Aleichem: A Life in Fact and Fiction, Jeremy Dauber

June 11, 2014

The Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Lecture in Jewish Civilization

Same People, Different Worlds: Israel, America, and their Jews in the 21st Century, Yehuda Mirsky

April 24, 2014

 The Manfred H. Vogel Lecture in Judaic Studies

2013

Revelation, Authority and Ambiguity in Deuteronomy, Benjamin Sommer

December 5, 2013

The Allan and Norma Harris Memorial Lecture in Jewish Studies

Jewish Democratic State: Israel between Nationalism, Religion and Liberalism, Moshe Halbertal

October 23, 2013

Renée and Lester Crown Speaker Series

Hasidism in the Modern Jewish Imagination, Arthur Green

May 6, 2013

The Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Lecture in Jewish Civilization

Makom: The Place of Space in Jewish Cultures, Barbara Mann Simon

April 25, 2013

The Manfred H. Vogel Lecture in Judaic Studies

2012

The Ownership of Identity, Nathan Englander

November 19, 2012

Renée and Lester Crown Speaker Series

A Requiem for Kodachrome: Jewish (film) History in 'Nice Bright Colors', Michael Berkowitz

October 10, 2012

The Allan and Norma Harris Memorial Lecture in Jewish Studies

Dreamers or Pioneers? The Jewish Community in 19th Century Jerusalem, Israel Bartal

May 14, 2012

The Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Lecture in Jewish Civilization

Private Faith, Public Religion: Tensions in Modern Jewish Thought, Leora Batnitzky

April 19, 2012

The Manfred H. Vogel Lecture in Judaic Studies

2011

German-Jewish Responses to the Rise of Hitler, Michael Brenner

October 4, 2011

The Allan and Norma Harris Memorial Lecture in Jewish Studies

The Cult of Synthesis in American Jewish Culture, Jonathan Sarna

May 17, 2011

The Allan and Norma Harris Memorial Lecture in Jewish Studies

Christian Missionizing and Jewish Responses over the Ages, Robert Chazan

May 2, 2011

The Manfred H. Vogel Lecture in Judaic Studies

Human Rights Derailed: Delegitimizing the State of Israel, Irwin Cotler

April 7, 2011

The Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Lecture in Jewish Civilization

2010

Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century, Anthony Julius

May 3, 2010

The Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Lecture in Jewish Civilization

How Jewish is Jewish History, Moshe Rosman

March 1, 2010

The Allan and Norma Harris Memorial Lecture in Jewish Studies

2009

Gender, Judaism and Freud: Confessions of an Orthodox Jewish Feminist, Tova Hartman

March 4, 2009

The Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Lecture in Jewish Civilization

2008

After Post-Zionism: Building the Israel That Could Be, Hillel Halkin

March 12, 2008

The Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Lecture in Jewish Civilization

2007

Four Approaches to Studying Women in Jewish History, Judith Baskin

October 16, 2007

The Allan and Norma Harris Memorial Lecture in Jewish Studies

Guenter Grass and My German Problem-Again, Peter Gay

April 17, 2007

The Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Lecture in Jewish Civilization

Lost Between Memory and History: Writing the Holocaust for the Next Generation, Daniel Mendelsohn

February 20, 2007

The Allan and Norma Harris Memorial Lecture in Jewish Studies

2006

The Election of Israel: Reflections of a Catholic Old Testament Scholar, Gary Anderson

May 7, 2006

The Allan and Norma Harris Memorial Lecture in Jewish Studies

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