A Jewish Historian’s Plea for Global Refugees

What can the Jewish history of migration teach us about today’s global refugee crisis?

In Search of Spinoza

Benedict Spinoza was a rock star philosopher. Was he also the victim of an unjust ban? Kevin Britt reflects on the CLF session with Michael Rosenthal.

By | June 12th, 2015|Categories: Jewish History & Thought|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Jewish-Islamic Nexus

Hamza Zafer examines the intellectual and theological exchanges between Muslim thinkers and Jewish thinkers like Saadia Gaon.

“Rabbi” Immanuel Kant and Modern Jewish Thought   

How Kant's notion of Enlightenment impacted modern Judaism, from our CLF series on "A Brief History of God."

By | May 24th, 2015|Categories: Jewish History & Thought|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Can Jewish peoplehood matter today?

Noam Pianko explores the past of Jewish peoplehood to consider its future possibilities.

Was Spinoza a Heretic or a Theologian?

Spinoza, the philosopher who was excommunicated from Judaism, distinguished between religion and superstition.

By | March 30th, 2015|Categories: Jewish History & Thought|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Jewish history should include non-Jews. Here’s why.

Daniel Bessner looks at the history of European exiles who joined the US defense industry during the Cold War.

By | March 25th, 2015|Categories: Jewish History & Thought, Video|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Telling Our Stories, Telling Our Selves: Inquiring about Gods and Cultural Identities

Do people create gods and myths in their own image? Prof. Sarah Stroup investigates using Greek and Hebrew classical texts.

By | March 11th, 2015|Categories: Jewish History & Thought|Tags: , , , |0 Comments