In ancient times, synagogue poetry enlightened listeners, but also served as magical protection against demonic forces, writes Laura Lieber.
Christian myths about Judaism both feed anti-Semitism and misrepresent the reality of a religion based on the love of God and the other.
Works of literature speak to the forces behind anti-Semitic violence.
The United States should embrace its legacy of compassion towards immigrants and refugees, not its history of xenophobia
Americans should remember their history as immigrants and refugees, says Prof. Kathie Friedman-Kasaba, and how xenophobic restrictions have targeted many groups in the past.
Graduate Fellow Vivian Mills shows how all-too-familiar patterns of discrimination and exclusion affected Sephardic Jews in the Middle Ages.
Professor Jonathan Israel explores Spinoza's role as a revolutionary thinker and precursor to the modern human rights movement in the 2017 Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies.
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.
Tracie Matysik explains the controversy around Spinoza's unconventional ideas about God and humanity, and why they suggest we should slow down in a fast-paced world.