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What can literary scholars working in the field of Jewish Studies teach us about how to survive (and resist) the Trump Era? A lot, it seems.

It’s no secret that humanities scholars have spent the past few decades forced to justify their value, but in the Age of Trump, their role beyond the ivory tower is more important than ever.

From Rhodes to Racine: Why a Sephardic Teenager in 20th-Century Paris Was Reading the Tragedy Esther

What can a quote from Racine's play Esther tell us about what it was like to be a young Jewish woman in 20th century France?

After Memorial Day: Putting the Israeli Culture of Commemoration in a Comparative Perspective

Opportunity Grant winner Anat Goldman reflects on the similarities and challenges of national moments of commemoration in Israel and Turkey.

To Seattle from the Belgian Congo via Tel Aviv

Oscar Olivier was forced to flee the Belgian Congo in search of a stable life. His story weaves together the pursuit of freedom and justice, the power of resistance, and embracing of his Jewish past.

Spinoza & Modern Jewish Philosophy 2017 Conference

This international conference, in combination with the 2017 Stroum Lectures, explored the myriad ways in which Spinoza has contributed to the development of modern Jewish philosophy.

By | May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Jewish History & Thought, Our Events|0 Comments

Spinoza, Industrialization, and the Nineteenth-Century Ethos of Repose

Professor Tracy Matysik traces philosophers' early critiques of capitalism and its breakneck pace, and finds a surprising remedy in Spinoza's ideas about God.

Welcome Constanze Kolbe, the Stroum Center’s 2017-2018 Hazel D. Cole Fellow

Welcome Constanze Kolbe, the Stroum Center's 2017-2018 Hazel D. Cole Fellow.

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: News|2 Comments

Bethlehem for Christmas

Visiting Bethlehem on Christmas, Stroum Center Graduate Fellow Emily Gade discovers some interesting cultural commingling.