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A Celebration of Progress and a Change in Leadership at the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies

After a decade directing the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies (TIJS) and helping catalyze its rise, Eric Goldstein will transition the leadership to Miriam Udel this summer. Central to Goldstein’s legacy is his insistence that Jewish studies be resolutely outward-looking both at Emory and beyond.
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TIJS Celebrates the Publication of Alumnus Collin Cornell's New Work

Collin Cornell earned his Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament from Emory University in 2018 and was a Tam Institute Fellow.  In this Q & A, Dr. Cornell reflects on his experience and his recently published co-translation of the Biblical ABCs: The Basics of Christian Resistance, a theological resistance primer.

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Emory Hebrew Students Experience a Local Taste of Israel

Hebrew Lecturer Pazit Kahlon-Shelnutt and Hebrew instructor Idit Ben-Simon provided their students with an immersive taste of Tel Aviv by bringing them to the local Israeli restaurant, Rina. Beyond enjoying the authentic cuisine, attendees applied their Hebrew skills by conversing in the language about Israeli customs, business practices, and culture.   

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Undergraduate Class Produces Podcast Series on the Hebrew Bible

Last semester, twenty-six Emory undergraduates employed modern scholarly approaches to explore ancient religious texts in JS 205: Hebrew Bible and its World(s), a course taught by Timothy McNinch, an advanced PhD student in the Graduate Division of Religion. McNinch created a comfortable atmosphere for students from a range of religious backgrounds to delve deeply into the Biblical text, exploring its history, content, and impact. Toward the end of the semester, students used their insights to create a podcast series, which they produced together as a class.  
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