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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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Emory historian Deborah Lipstadt confirmed as U.S. special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism

Described by the White House as “a renowned scholar of the Holocaust and modern antisemitism,” Lipstadt is Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies in Emory’s Tam Institute for Jewish Studies and the Department of Religion.

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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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Q & A With Collin Cornell

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