Feb. 13-May 8: Jewish Studies series
Chaiken Center for Jewish Studies announces spring lecture series
9:18 a.m., Feb. 11, 2013--The Frank and Yetta Chaiken Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Delaware has announced its spring lecture series.
Lectures will be held from 12:20-1:10 p.m., Wednesdays, in 324B Purnell Hall.
Through May 2: Art and Syria
May 2: Send Silence Packing
Lectures are scheduled as follows:
Feb. 13: David Rabeeya, “Jews in Arab Lands: Historical Perspective.”
Feb. 20: Ralph Begleiter, director of UD’s Center for Political Communication, “Reporting on the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Journalist's Perspective.”
Feb. 27: Emilie Passow, associate teaching professor of English and Judaic Studies, Drexel University, “New Voices in American Jewish Fiction: When the Outsider Becomes the Insider.”
March 6: Rabbi Micah Becker-Klein, Temple Beth El, Newark, “Shechitah and Micro-Shechitah: The Art and Practice of Kosher Ritual Slaughter on a Small Scale.”
March 13: Roger Horowitz, director, Center for the History of Business, Technology and Society at Hagley Museum and Library, “Kosher Coke: Processed Foods and the Observant Jewish Consumer.”
March 20: Ronit Sherwin, executive director of Hillel at UD, “Jewish Women as Change Agents.”
March 27: Spring break.
April 3: To be announced.
April 10: Jeremy Winaker, senior Jewish educator, Kristol Hillel Center, UD, “A Literary Reading of the Biblical Holiday Cycle.”
April 17: Chaim Saiman, professor of law, Villanova University, “The Role of Law in Judaism.”
April 24: Sam Gaertner, professor, Department of Psychology, UD, “Prejudice Among the Well-Intentioned.”
May 1: Rebecca Davis, associate professor, Department of History, UD, “Choosing Jews: Conversion and Jewish Identity in the Post-World War II U.S.”
May 8: Sharon Lieberhaber, “One Generation After: Reflections of a Child of Holocaust Survivors.”