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The Tam Institute for Jewish Studies

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Lipstadt Nominated as U.S. Envoy to Combat Antisemitism

TIJS core faculty member and founding director Prof. Deborah Lipstadt was nominated by the White House to be the U.S. special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism. Pending her confirmation by the Senate, she will hold the rank of Ambassador.
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Q&A with Prof. Kate Rosenblatt

Dr. Rosenblatt first got to know Emory faculty and students as a TIJS Visiting Assistant Professor from 2017-2020. After the completion of a yearlong fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania’s Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, Rosenblatt will return to Emory this fall to hold a joint appointment as Assistant Professor in TIJS and in the Department of Religion in the area of Modern Jewish Religious Cultures.

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Yeglin Explores Hebrew Literature’s Encounters with Many Cultures and Eras

Prof. Ofra Yeglin, known for her popular courses on Israeli and Palestinian literature, was recently approached by Oxford University Press to create a comprehensive entry on modern Hebrew poetry for Oxford Bibliographies online, which offers research guides created by scholarly experts on a multitude of topics.

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Scholarship, Companionship, and Healing

Professor Laura Levitt, who received her Ph.D. from Emory's Graduate Division of Religion in 1993, published The Objects that Remain last year. This work of creative nonfiction examines the power of objects and the trauma they hold by considering artifacts from United States Holocaust Museum, evidence in police custody, and even her own rape kit.
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