Ancient World

The Jewish-Islamic Nexus

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

By |May 31st, 2015|Categories: Global Judaism, Jewish History & Thought|Tags: , , |

Jewish-Muslim ties go way back, and my DNA is proof.

Hamza Zafer's discovery that he had a Jewish ancestor caused him to reconsider Jewish-Muslim ties.

By |April 22nd, 2015|Categories: Global Judaism, Video|Tags: , , , , |

May 1 Spring Research Symposium Features Graduate Fellows

Papers on Ladino, the bible, French novels, post-war East Germany, and Jewish animated short films will be presented on May 1.

By |March 19th, 2015|Categories: News, Our Events|Tags: , , , , , , |

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: , , , , |

God, Angels, and Mediators in Ancient Judaism

Find out what Prof. Mika Ahuvia taught at her Community Learning Fellowship session on angels!

By |March 8th, 2015|Categories: Jewish History & Thought|Tags: , , , , |

Rereading Zipporah and the Circumcision Convenant

Find out the story behind Zipporah, the wife of Moses, and the mysterious text about circumcision in the Book of Exodus.

By |March 4th, 2015|Categories: Global Judaism, Grad Student Writing|Tags: , , , |

Hamza Zafer on Jewish Roots and Hiking in the Northwest

Meet Hamza Zafer, a scholar of comparative ancient religions and a speaker at JewDub Talks on Jan. 29th.

By |January 4th, 2015|Categories: Global Judaism|Tags: , , , |

What Can Angels Teach Us About Judaism?

Ahuvia specializes in ancient Judaism and says, "My goal is to help students find their own voice."

By |September 1st, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |