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New Course Examines Harvey Milk’s Jewish Identity, Intersectionality

How are cultural and political icons remembered? Can secular figures be described as martyrs or even “secular saints”? These are some of the questions Professor William K. Gilders, associate professor in the Department of Religion, raises in his unique course “Harvey Milk’s Life & Afterlives.”
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Professors Add Personal Touch to Virtual Seminars

Two core faculty members of the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, Professors Don Seeman and Deborah Lipstadt, taught their respective First Year Seminars virtually for the first time in fall of 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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TIJS Fellow to Defend Dissertation on the Intersection of Sustainability, Jewish Identity

Like so many other doctoral candidates, Lisa Portilla will be defending her dissertation in Spring 2021 via Zoom. Portilla, a student in the Graduate Division of Religion whose research focuses on American Jewish approaches to environmentalism, currently resides over a thousand miles away from the faculty who will be listening to her defense here in Atlanta.
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