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‘Crossing Borders’ speaker series continues through May 3

A University of Delaware Jewish Studies Program lecture series, “Crossing Borders,” will begin Wednesday, Feb. 15, and continue through spring semester with speakers on various aspects of Jewish life.

Lectures, held Wednesdays from 12:20-1:10 p.m., are free and open to the public, but can also be taken by UD students as a one-credit course (JWST 201: Issues and Ideas in Jewish Studies). The lectures will take place in 206 Alison Hall West.

The speakers and their topics are:

• Feb. 15, Rabbi Michael Beals, Congregation Beth Shalom, “E = MC Squared = Unexpected 20th Century Jewish Moral Leader.”

• Feb. 22, Toni Pitock, UD Department of History, “Pushing Back Borders: Philadelphia's Colonial Jewish Merchants on the Frontier.”

• March 1, Erica Lome, UD Department of History, “American By Design: The Reproduction Furniture of Isaac Kaplan and the Jewish Presence in the Colonial Revival.”

• March 8, Adam Gregerman, St. Joseph’s University Religious Studies Department, “To Grasp the Outstretched Hand?: Modern Jewish Responses to Changing Christian Theologies of Judaism.”

• March 15, Allan Zarembski, UD Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, “Railways in Israel: Past, Present, and Future.”

• March 22, Daniel Richter, University of Maryland Department of History, “The Brothers Gluckmann and the Jewish Contributions to Globalizing Hollywood in Early 20th Century South America.”

• April 5, David Winkler, UD Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, “The Imperative ‘Nothing’: Edith Bruck Responds to Roberto Benigni’s Life is Beautiful.”

• April 12, Yda Schreuder UD Department of Geography, “Port Jews and the Dutch Golden Age.”

• April 19, Sabrina Clarke, UD Department of Music, “Anti-Nostalgia and Representations of Jewish Identity in Schoenberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw.”

• April 26, Alison Joseph, Swarthmore College Department of Religion, “Crossing Borders in the Hebrew Bible.”

• May 3, Cordula Grewe, University of Pennsylvania Department of the History of Art, “Christian Allegory, Jewish Identity, and the Question of Style in German Romanticism.”

Article by UDaily staff February 13, 2017

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