VIDEO | The History of a Page: Reflecting on the Talmud as a Physical Book (and What I’ve Learned Since My Stroum Lecture 23 Years Ago)

David Stern (Harvard University) explains how the Talmud evolved over the ages in this update to his 1997 Stroum Lecture in Jewish Studies.

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VIDEO | Richard Block —The 2015 Hungarian Drama “Son of Saul” and a New Chapter in Films About the Holocaust

Dr. Richard Block discusses the 2015 Hungarian film "The Son of Saul" and how it marks a shift in films about the Holocaust.

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VIDEO | Chagall, Modigliani, & Jewish Painters from the Russian “Pale of Settlement”

Galya Diment explains how modernist painters Marc Chagall and Amedeo Modigliani related to Jewishness in their lives and art, looking at their time in Paris in the early twentieth century.

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VIDEO | Sasha Senderovich — Against Nostalgia: The Old Country in the Jewish American Imagination

Dr. Sasha Senderovich reads and offers thoughts on the dark poetry of modernist Yiddish poet Moyshe Leyb Halpern.

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