<p>Renowned analyst Avi Melamed will visit Elon to discuss connections between events such as the rise of the Islamic State and the conflict in Gaza, and underscore the role of religion in a troubled Middle East. The event in the McBride Gathering Space of the Numen Lumen Pavilion is free and open to the public.</p>
<p>INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has recognized Elon with a 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, an accolade that reflects ongoing university efforts to celebrate and support students, staff, faculty and alumni of all backgrounds and beliefs.</p>
<p>An ordained rabbi and founder of an award-winning seasonal and organic kosher catering company in San Francisco, Joseph comes to Elon University with deep experience in community building and fostering multi-faith leadership.</p>
<p>Elon University students, faculty and staff took part Monday in the "Reading of the Names," a daylong effort on the front steps of Moseley Center that marked the start of Holocaust Remembrance Week on campus.</p>
<p>Daniel Asia, a renowned professor of composition at the University of Arizona, comes to campus March 3-4 for programs sponsored by the Department of Music, the Fund for Excellence in the Arts and Sciences and the Lori and Eric Sklut Emerging Scholar in Jewish Studies Fund.</p>
<p>On Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. Elon Hillel and the Jewish Studies program will host Liat Srur, N.C. Hillel's Israel Fellow, for a conversation about the kibbutz movement in Israel and an exploration of the Green Kibbutz Group's focus on sustainability. </p>
<p><em>Reform Judaism</em> magazine honored the university in its most recent "Insider's Guide to College Life" for a commitment to serving Jews of all backgrounds and innovative programming.</p>
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-4a340a3d-5d17-b1ed-9092-6324aa4996d5">In an event moderated by Lara Logan of "60 Minutes," six spiritual leaders urged Elon students to intentionally interact with people of various faith traditions.</span></p>
<p><span>Wolpe, one of the panelists for Spring Convocation, will be s</span><span class="text_exposed_show">peaking at 1 p.m. on his vision of the Jewish Tradition: "A Judaism of Relationships." </span></p>
<p class="p1">David M. Crowe, a professor of legal history at the School of Law, and professor of history in the department of History and Geography, gave a series of lectures at the Stetson University College of Law on March 6 and 7.</p>
<p>Five faculty members from the Department of Religious Studies and five undergraduate students participated in the recent Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion conference in Greenville, S.C.</p>
Geoffrey Claussen, Lori and Eric Sklut Emerging Scholar in Jewish Studies and Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, presented a paper at the annual conference of the Association of Jewish Studies on December 18 in Chicago.
Professor of philosophy Yoram Lubling's recent book in Hebrew, <em>Met Pa-amaim</em>, was chosen to be the topic of this year's meeting of the Center for Culture and History of the Jewish People at Haifa University, Israel.
An article in the New York Times (June 19,2011) on Mietek Pemper, a Schindler Jew who claimed to be the author of "Schindler's List," discussed Crowe's biography on Schindler ("Oskar Schindler: The Untold Account of His Life, Wartime Activities, and the True Story behind 'The List.'"
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded assistant professor Michael Pregill a $6,000 summer stipend to research medieval manuscripts preserved in Russia that may shed new light on the relationships between the Jewish and Muslim communities of the Mediterranean and Near East in the Middle Ages.
Elon’s commitment to create a vibrant, inclusive campus caught the attention of parents Eric and Lori Sklut. The couple made a $250,000 gift through the Levine-Sklut Family Foundation to endow the Lori and Eric Sklut Emerging Scholar in Jewish Studies. This endowment will significantly expand and enrich Elon’s Jewish Studies program, which will benefit all students.
Geoffrey Claussen, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, was interviewed for the inaugural episode of the podcast "Come and Listen: Jewish Food for Thought" on the subject of "Love and Death." He discussed the Jewish philosopher Franz Rosenzweig's understanding of the biblical teaching that "love is as strong as death" (Song of Songs 8:6).
<p>Yoram Lubling published a book chapter titled "Ha-Tikva: The Concept of Hope in Jewish History," in <em>Hope in the 21st Century</em>, ed. John L. Hochheimer (Oxford, England: Inter-Disciplinary press, 2009).</p>
<p>A new book by Elon University philosophy professor Yoram Lubling uncovers the heroic life and death of his grandfather Moshe Y. Lubling - the true leader of the famous Jewish prisoners’ revolt in the notorious Nazi death camp Treblinka in Poland, during World War II. Details...</p>