Jewish Studies

Meir Silver '77

July 12, 2013

Medical Innovator Meir Silver ’77 Bridges Science and Faith

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By Dan Edelen On the bustling walkways of New York City, Meir “Michael” Silver ’77 encountered street preachers as a high school student. In questioning Silver’s knowledge of Judaism, the itinerant pastors planted seeds that have grown into a lifelong pursuit for Silver as he builds a bridge between his seemingly disparate interests in science [...]

Robert Weiner, Jones Professor of History

November 9, 2012

Professors Chronicle French Jewish Community of Dijon in New Book

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Robert Weiner, Jones Professor of History, and Richard Sharpless, professor emeritus of history, have completed An Uncertain Future: Voices of a French Jewish Community, 1940-2012, published in August by University of Toronto Press. The book, almost 20 years in the making, has been a labor of love for Weiner, who visits Dijon, France, an old [...]

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June 24, 2011

Professor Ilan Peleg Deals with Intractable Conflict in His New Book on Israel’s Palestinian Population

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“But man is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward.”—Job 5:7 At Lafayette, one man has made it his life’s work to understand that trouble.  Ilan Peleg, Charles A. Dana Professor of Government and Law, seeks answers when the sparks fly. His latest book (with Dov Waxman of Baruch College and CUNY Graduate Center), [...]

Rachel Davidson ’13, Diane Ahl, and Rado Pribic have organized the International Conference on Nazi-Looted Art.

June 3, 2011

Rachel Davidson ’13 Helps Organize International Conference on Nazi-Looted Art

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Ever since elementary school, Rachel Davidson ’13 (Bethesda, Md.) has been interested in the Holocaust. Her maternal grandfather, Erwin Schwager, escaped his hometown of Munich, Germany, the day before Kristallnacht, the infamous Nazi-instigated “Night of Broken Glass” in 1938 when Jewish businesses, synagogues, and homes were destroyed. Schwager’s brother escaped to Israel, but their parents [...]

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May 4, 2011

Lafayette Remembers the Holocaust

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Students, faculty, and staff took time to learn about and reflect on the atrocities committed during the Holocaust as part the College’s Yom HaShoah-Holocaust Remembrance Week. More than 30 campus organizations cosponsored events which included Holocaust survivor Jose Urbach telling his story of living in a concentration camp; an interactive Holocaust simulation museum; a talk [...]

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February 23, 2011

Meet the Spring Semester Student Bloggers

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Before beginning her studies in New Zealand, Rethna Eddy ’12 tried sailing, built a fort out of kayaks in the middle of the ocean, and watched a “scary” dance on sacred ground. Laquan Lightfoot ’11 explored what it means to be a “Millennial” on a retreat for Posse Scholars from New York City and Washington, [...]

Heather Stoltz '00

July 27, 2010

Heather Stoltz ’00 Exhibits Fiber Art in New York City Show

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The inspiration for quilted wall hangings and fabric sculptures created by Heather G. Stoltz ’00 is traditional Jewish texts. An exhibit of her work, “Text and Texture: Midrash through Making,” opened July 21 at the Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City and continues through November. “The pieces in the exhibit explore different forms of [...]

Lafayette College

November 9, 2009

Tel Aviv University Professor Will Discuss Jewish American and Israeli ‘Representative’ Autobiographies Nov. 12

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Author Hana Wirth-Nesher taught for nine years in Lafayette’s English department Hana Wirth-Nesher, an author and professor at Tel Aviv University in Israel, will present the lecture “Whose Story? Jewish American & Israeli ‘Representative’ Autobiographies: The Cases of Amos Oz and Philip Roth” 4:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Gendebien Room of Skillman Library. [...]

Lafayette College

October 16, 2009

Author and Holocaust Scholar Nechama Tec Will Discuss ‘Defiance as a Book and Film’ Oct. 21

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Talk is the inaugural Howard J. Marblestone Memorial Lecture Award-winning author and Holocaust scholar Nechama Tec will discuss her book Defiance: The Bielski Partisans, which was made into a 2008 movie by director Edward Zwick, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights room 104. The film, starring Daniel Craig and Liev [...]

Lafayette College

November 1, 2007

A Personal Exploration

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Rachel Abramovitz ’10 shares her perspective on the Jewish Responses to the Holocaust course Rachel Abramovitz ’10 (New York, N.Y.) is currently taking the religious studies course, Jewish Responses to the Holocaust, taught by Robert Cohn, Philip and Muriel Berman Professor of Jewish Studies. The course is especially relevant for Abramovitz as two of her [...]