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13th Annual Rothschild Lecture to feature Dahlia Lithwick on "The Demand for Justice: Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Jewish Tradition"

The program will explore the life and jurisprudence of Justice Ginsburg through a Jewish lens, including how her religious upbringing and immigrant background shaped her constitutional worldview and philosophy of what America could and should be. Particular focus will be given to Ginsburg’s pathbreaking advocacy for gender equality, a topic especially relevant today as women’s reproductive rights have re-emerged as a contentious legal issue on the Supreme Court’s docket.
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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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