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Monday, Feb. 22, 2021

Tenenbaum Lecture: The Book Smugglers of the Vilna Ghetto

On February 22, 2021, at 7:30 PM EST, Emory’s annual Tenenbaum Family Lecture Series in Judaic Studies will explore “The Book Smugglers of the Vilna Ghetto: A Story of Spiritual Resistance,” with guest scholar David E. Fishman of The Jewish Theological Seminary via Zoom. Register now >>

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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 Welcomes Executive Director

As the result of a national search, we are thrilled to have welcomed Paul Entis (92C) as our first Executive Director last September, and we are proud to report that he has hit the ground running.
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