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The Bible With and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently

Please click here to register. Click here to purchase a copy of The Bible With and Without Jesus from Afikomen Judaica. Why do Jews and Christians interpret the same texts differently? In their new book, The Bible With and Without Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Brettler examine such famous biblical…...

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Creating Moscow’s New Jewish Museum: A View from the Inside

Please click here to register. In 2012, the Federation of Jewish Communities, the umbrella organization for Chabad-Lubavitch in Russia, opened a state-of-the-art Jewish museum in Moscow with the support of the Putin regime. The museum, called “Russia’s first interactive museum of history,” has been both praised for its innovative approach…...

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Juda and the New Jew: Undead Jewish Israeli Identities

This program is presented by the SFSU Department of Jewish Studies as part of the Fall 2020 Lectures in Jewish Studies and co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Library. Click here to register (a free Zoom account is required). What happens when a Jewish Israeli television series appropriates antisemitic tropes about…...

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The Rise of Religious Cinema in Israel

This program is presented by the SFSU Department of Jewish Studies as part of the Fall 2020 Lectures in Jewish Studies and co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Library. Click here to register (a free Zoom account is required). For decades, Israeli cinema has told and shown the Jewish national story…...

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Tiberian Hasidic Responses to Plagues and Riots

Please click here to register for this event. Click here to purchase the first volume of From Tiberias, with Love: A Collection of Tiberian Hasidism from Afikomen Judaica. In the year 1777, a group of Jewish spiritual seekers from Eastern Europe set sail in search of a promised land. Weathering challenges…...

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