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This seminar brings together approximately forty scholars from Columbia and the greater New York academic community. The seminar deals with the whole range of topics relating to Jewish studies and Israel—history, literature, sociology, religion, and political studies—and frequently presents distinguished lecturers from Israeli and European universities.

Professor Elisheva Carlebach

Professor Rebecca Kobrin

Nancy Ko

All seminars will meet over Zoom for the 2020-2021 academic year. Meeting links provided upon RSVP. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. 

Meeting Schedule

10/15/2020 Online Meeting
6:30 PM
Nahmanides: Law and Mysticism
Moshe Halbertal, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and New York University

11/19/2020 Online Meeting
6:30 PM
Hitler's Jewish Refugees: Hope and Anxiety in Portugal
Marion Kaplan, New York University

02/10/2021 Online Meeting
6:30 PM
Legacy of Blood: Pogroms, the Russian Civil War and Modern Jewish History
Elissa Bemporad, Queens College and The Graduate Center, CUNY

04/15/2021 Online Meeting
6:30 PM
Theodor Herzl: A Biography for Our Time
Derek Penslar, Harvard University