Tower

2016

"Trouble in The Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel", a talk by Dov Waxman, Monday, February 15, 2016, 6pm in Pugh Hall Ocora, University of Floirda. Also Tuesday, Feb 16, 7:30pm, 2016, Jacksonville Jewish Center.
Waxman is Professor of Political Science, International Affairs, and Israel Studies at Northeastern University, and the Stotsky Professor of Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies. He will discuss his new book, Trouble in The Tribe (Princeton University Press), which declares that a major transformation is currently taking place in the American Jewish relationship with Israel. Waxman describes the factors that have replaced solidarity with discord and the consequences of the split within the American Jewish community.

"Boundaries and Transgressions: A Transnational Conference on Jews and Muslims" begins March 8-10, 2016 in the Smathers Library Judaica Suite at the University of Florida.

"Liminal Jews: The Rehabilitation of Relapsed Converts in Medieval Ashkenaz" a talk by Rachel Furst, Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 4pm, Smathers Library Judaica Suite.
Post-doctoral fellow at the Hebrew University and Freie University Berlin, having completed her PhD in Medieval Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Rachel has been a Polonsky Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies at Oxford University, a visiting doctoral fellow at the Tikvah Center for Law and Jewish Civilization at New York University (NYU) Law School, and a graduate fellow in Jewish Law and Interdisciplinary Studies at the Yeshiva University Center for Jewish Law / Cordozo Law School. She will examine the legal status of Jewish converts, and returned converts, within the Jewish community in post-Crusade Europe.

  • Made possible through the Alexnder Grass Chair in Jewish Studies.
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6th Annual Gainesville Jewish Film Festival March 12-22, 2016 at the Hippodrome State Theatre. More info TBA.

A talk by Sidi Ndiaye, April 12, 2016 from 5pm to 7pm. More info TBA.

Workshop on Hebrew Culture and Theory, September 24-26, 2016.

All events are Free and open to the public.

With appreciation...These programs are made possible by our sponsors, Schram Memorial Endowment, Melton Jewish Studies Endowment, Gerson Lecture Series, Breier Visiting Fellowship, Kahn Visiting Scholar Fund, Gerson Visiting Professor Fund, Futernick Professorship Fund, and Jewish Council of North Central Florida.

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