Tagged Arizona Center for Judaic Studies

UA international conference to broach global anti-Semitism

Former British Parliament member Luciana Berger will headline the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies international conference on anti-Semitism Feb. 23 in Tucson.

The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Arizona will host a two-day international conference, “Contradictions and Tropes of Anti-Semitism,” Feb. 23-24. “The conference will address the disturbing rise of anti-Semitism in this country,” says Gil Ribak, Ph.D., organizing committee co-chair with Ed Wright, Ph.D., and Günther… Read more »

Temple Emanu-El visiting scholar will tackle topics of money, food

After finishing her acclaimed first anthology, “The Sacred Table: Creating a Jewish Food Ethic” (CCAR Press, 2011), Rabbi Mary Zamore realized that over time, in much of her teaching about food, “I was speaking more about the intersection of food and money.” “I was talking about SNAP — food… Read more »

Business briefs 10.26.18


Beth Nakhai, Ph.D, an associate professor at The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Arizona, recently published an article, “How to Avoid Gender-Based Hostility During Fieldwork” in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The article relates to Nakhai’s ongoing work as head of the American Schools of… Read more »

Talk to link Jewish ethics, biotechnology

Hava Tirosh-Samuelson of Arizona State University will present “The Imperative to Heal: Judaism, Ethics & Biotechnology,” the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies’ 2018 Rabbi Marcus Breger Memorial Lecture, on Tuesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. Today, diverse biomedical procedures constitute what we call… Read more »

‘Israel’s Education Crisis’ to kick off Pozez series

Dan Ben-David

The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Shaol & Louis Pozez Memorial Lectureship Series with six lectures on “Israel: 20th Century Ideal to 21st Century Reality.” “Since 1997 the Pozez families’ generosity has made this series one of the intellectual and social staples… Read more »

UA lecture to examine gender in Judaism, law

Max Strassfeld

The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies will present a lecture by Max Strassfeld, Ph.D., “(Cis)gendering Religion: Rabbinic Literature, Anti-trans Bills, and Trans Jewish Cosmology,” on Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. at the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation, 1245 E. 2nd St. Strassfeld is a professor in the UA department… Read more »

UA talk to probe Mideast water, energy issues

The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Arizona will present “Water, Wastewater, and Energy Solutions for Off-grid Bedouin, Palestinian, and Jordanian Communities” on Monday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m., with Clive Lipchin, Ph.D., of the Center for Transboundary Water Management at the Arava Institute for Environmental… Read more »

Forum on Arab-Israeli conflict to be aired live

On Sunday, Sept. 10, the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies will live stream an international conference, “Looking Back, Looking Forward: 100 Years of the Arab-Israeli Conflict,” hosted at Brandeis University by the Crown Center for Middle East Studies. The broadcast will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Tucson Jewish… Read more »

Lecturer says Trump’s dealmaking could work in Middle East

Shai Feldman

Shai Feldman, a professor of politics at Brandeis University, believes President Donald J. Trump could broker a deal that ends the Arab/Israeli conflict, because the most contentious issues contradict a golden rule of negotiation. “In the Arab/Israeli conflict the devil is not in the details, in the Arab/Israeli conflict… Read more »

In Tucson talk, author details how modern Germans helped, hindered quest for lost legacy

Author Dina Gold, left, with J. Edward Wright, director of the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies, at the Tucson Jewish Community Center on March 6 (Korene Charnofsky Cohen)

In December 1990, Dina Gold marched into a government building at Krausenstrasse 17/18 in the formerly Soviet-controlled East Berlin, and announced that she had come to claim her family’s property. She was bluffing. At that point in her quest for justice, she had no evidence. Gold showed an official,… Read more »

Shoah survivor on global healing mission to speak here

Leslie Schwartz

Holocaust survivor Leslie Schwartz will speak about his experiences as a teenager in Auschwitz, Dachau and Mühldorf and show a film titled “The Mühldorf Death Train” on Wednesday, April 5 at 6 p.m. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. The event is sponsored by the German studies department at… Read more »

Pozez lecturer to speak of family’s ‘Stolen Legacy’

Dina Gold grew up hearing her grandmother’s tales of the glamorous life in Berlin she led before the Nazis came to power, and her dreams of recovering a huge building she claimed belonged to the family, though she had no papers to prove ownership. Gold will speak about her… Read more »

UA talk to probe religion’s role in 2016 election

Randall Balmer

The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies will present a free President’s Day lecture, “Religion and the 2016 Election: Historical Context and Unusual Alliances,” with professor and author Randall Balmer on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. Religion played an unusual and unexpected role in… Read more »

Solomon Littman, journalist, scholar, author and Nazi hunter, dies at 96

Solomon I. “Sol” Littman, 96, a journalist, scholar, author and hunter of Nazi war criminals, died Jan. 2, 2017. Littman was born in Toronto and educated at the University of Toronto, State College of Washington and University of Wisconsin. After 14 years as a director of the Anti-Defamation League… Read more »

Business brief 12.16.16

JOHN WINCHESTER, outreach coordinator for the ARIZONA CENTER FOR JUDAIC STUDIES at the University of Arizona, was named one of the 40 Under 40 for 2016 by Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Daily Star. Winchester is the Arizona state director for Christians United for Israel, a… Read more »

UA Modern Israel Conference will address a changing nation

Asher Susser

Asher Susser, a professor emeritus of Middle Eastern history at Tel Aviv University, signed on as the Stein Family Professor of Modern Israel Studies at the University of Arizona four years ago. He is the moderator for the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies’ second annual Modern Israel Conference, “Balancing… Read more »

UA Judaic Studies to host Amb. Ross for Mideast update

Dennis Ross

As a former U.S. Middle East peace negotiator, Dennis Ross understands why ISIS continues to get recruits, even though those recruits know they will die soon and violently. “It appeals to those who feel completely disaffected; it appeals to those who are alienated, who feel left out. They create… Read more »

Law professor to give two talks on asylum-seekers in Israel

The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies will present two free lectures next month by Michael Kagan, associate professor of law at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The first, “Finding Refuge: Can Non-Jews Seek Asylum in the Jewish State?” will be… Read more »