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Crisis and Hope: YU Voices

Bringing today's topics to life through in-depth interviews with leading experts in Jewish Studies and beyond from Yeshiva University.

A joint project of Judaic Studies @ YU, The Center for Israel Studies, The Rabbi Arthur Schneier Program for International Affairs and the Bernard Revel Graduate school of Jewish Studies.

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Past Events and Recordings

Resistance and Memory: Jewish Activism during Argentina's "Dirty War" 

Dr. Natasha Zaretsky
With Ronnie Perelis
Wednesday, May 4, 10:30 a.m. EST

Resistance and Memory: Jewish Activism during Argentina's 'Dirty War'

Transnational Identities:  Navigating the Contemporary Moment

Dr. Mijal Bitton
Shalom Hartman Institute of North America
with Ronnie Perelis
Thursday, April 29, 2021  10:30 A.M. EST | VIA ZOOM 

Dr. Mijal Bitton

Antisemitism, White Nationalism and Racism in America Today

Eric Ward
with Jess Olson

Tuesday, April 27, 2021  7 P.M. EST | VIA ZOOM 

Antisemitism, White Nationalism and Racism in America Today flyer

Kugel and Frijoles: A Conversation with the Author

Prof. Laura Limonic
with Prof. Ronnie Perelis

Tuesday, April 27, 2021  10:30 A.M. EST | VIA ZOOM 

Kugel and Frijoles

Cities, Suburbs and Race

Dr. Hannah Lebovits
University of Texas-Alrlington
Tuesday, April 20, 2021  7 P.M. EST | VIA ZOOM 

Cities, Suburbs and Race event

A Synagogue of Mexico City's Historic District: A Virtual Tour

Mónica Unikel-Fasja
Sinagoga Justo Sierra
Tuesday, April 6, 2021  10:30 A.M. EST | VIA ZOOM 

A Synagogue of Mexico City's Historic district:  A virtual Tour

Seeing Matzah: From the Talmud to Medieval Haggadot

With Dr. Steven Fine and Dr. Ronnie Perelis
Wednesday, March 24, 2021  3 P.M. EST | VIA ZOOM 

Seeing Matzah:  From the Talmud to Medieval haggadot

Ambassador Dan Shapiro and Rabbi Yosef Blau in Conversation

The 2021 Joseph and Faye Glatt Program
Ambassador. Dan Shapiro
Rabbi Yosef Blau

March 17, 2021  12 P.M. EST | VIA ZOOM

Disporas and Borderlands
A Virtual Tour of Alejandro Meter's Photography

Alejandro Meter (University of San Diego) a conversation with Ronnie Perelis (Yeshiva University)
Thursday, March 4 | 7 p.m. EST

Lat Santa Esther

"La Santa Ester"
Esther Among the Crypto-Jews of the Americas

Emily Colbert Cairns (Salve Regina University) a conversation with Ronnie Perelis (Yeshiva University)
Tuesday, February 23 | 10:30 a.m. EST

Lat Santa Esther

As part of the series "Crisis and Hope:  YU Voices" the Yeshiva College Schottenstein Honors Program Presents

Dr. Joanne Jacobson
Yeshiva University Professor Of Emerita of English, former Yeshiva College Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Professor Jacobson was joined by the YC English Department's Senior Lecturer in Writing, Professor Barbara Blatner, for a reading from her new memoir, Every Last Breath followed by a moderated discussion and Q & A.

Wednesday, February 17 | 12 p.m. EST

Crisis and Hope Poster

Complicating Legacies: Studying Slavery, Equity, and Inclusion on a Southern Quaker Campus

Krishauna Hines-Gaither and Gwen Erickson (Guilford College) a conversation with Jess Olson (Yeshiva University)
Tuesday, February 16 | 7 p.m. EST
 

Crisis and Hope Complicating Legacies

The Entanglement of Jews, Slaves, and Free People of Color in the Early Modern Atlantic World

Stanley Mirvis, Arizona Stage University and Jess Olson, Yeshiva University
Tuesday, February 2 | 7 p.m. EST

Antisemitic and anti-Black Violence:  Ukraine and Oklahoma, 1921

Elissa Bemporad (CUNY) and Scott Ellsworth (University of Michigan)
Monday, January 11 | Noon EST

Antisemitic and Anti-black violence in the Ukraine and Oklahoma 1921

Who Were the Maccabees Really?  
Hanukkah, the Hasmoneans and Jewish Memory

Professor Joseph Angel and Professor Steven Fine
Tuesday, December 15 |11 a.m. EST

Crisis and Hope YU Voices Who Were the Maccabees Really?  Hanukkah, The Hasmoneans and Jewish Memory

Repairing the Rift:  A Secular Israeli's Path to the Orthodox World

Bella Raboy and Nurit Sirkis-Bank
Interviewed by Professor Joshua Karlip
Thursday, December 3 | 3 p.m. EST

Crisis and Hope Yu Voices Repairing the Rift

Appreciating the Bavli in the Context of Christian Sources and Classical Rhetoric: A Public Dialogue

Richard Hidary, Yeshiva University
Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, Ben Gurion University

Tuesday, November 17 | Noon EST

Crisis and Hope Appreciating the Bavli in the Context of Christian Sources and Classical Rhetoric:A Public Dialogue  Richard Hidary and Michal Bar-Asher Siegal Tuesday, November 17 • Noon EST Richard Hidary, Yeshiva University Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, Ben Gurion University Participate at URL: yu.edu/yuvoices

Past, Present, Policy: Why Context is Crucial for Democracy 

Professor Douglas R. Burgess, Professor Joseph E. Luders and Ms. Meirah C. Shedlo
Wednesday, October 28,  5:30 p.m. EDT

Civility, Citizenship and Torah 

Professor Suzanne Last Stone and Professor Shalom Carmy
Tuesday, October 20,  6 p.m.EDT

Sephardic Melodies for the High Holy Days: Selichot

Rabbi Moshe Tessone with Professor Ronnie Perelis
Tuesday, September 22, 6 p.m.EDT

The Personal Journey of an African-American Man: From Sharecropping to the Halls of Academia

Larry L. Martin, Jr. PhD with Professor Joshua Karlip
Thursday, August 13, 1 p.m.EDT

The Lessons of the Holocaust for Our Times

Dr. Shay Pilnik with Dr. Ronnie Perelis

Shay Pilnik has recently joined YU as founding director of the Emil A. and Jenny Fish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Yeshiva University.

A special program for Tisha be-Av

Thursday, July 30 2020

How will we remember Covid? Event image

How Will We Remember Covid? A View from the Archives

Shulamith Berger with Prof. Steven Fine 
Thursday, July 9, 2020
A special program for 17 be-Tammuz

From Africa 70 to Zion80
Race and Culture in Contemporary Jewish Music

Thursday, June 25th 2020

Lessons from Selma 1965, for American Jews 2020

Rabbi Saul Berman with Professor Ronnie Perelis
Thursday, June 11, 2020 | 1 p.m. EDT
Sponsored by the Rabbi Arthur Schneier Program for International Affairs and the Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies

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