<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>
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).