It started out as a simple idea: one evening with four professors giving short lectures on interesting topics. However, it’s quickly becoming clear that the first-ever JewDub Talks could have a lasting impact far beyond the event itself, held on November 8th. The Stroum Jewish Studies Program will be producing videos of each lecture, with the hopes of sharing these unique talks with a broader audience around the country.
Joel Magalnick of JTNews (and JewDub’s Editorial Council) was in the audience on November 8th and interviewed both the organizers and participants for his article, “15 Minutes of Knowledge.” Magalnick observes,
Everyone, as Andy Warhol put it, gets their 15 minutes of fame. But what’s more enriching, and without the glare of the paparazzi, is getting 15 minutes of knowledge.