We are pleased to announce a new course on the Kabbalah, offered this spring semester by Dr. Yair Lior. The course closes a major gap in our curriculum and rounds out other courses we teach on early Jewish and comparative mysticism. Follow the link to read more course news.
On Sunday November 1, the Center hosted Quill of the Soul: A Musical Tribute to Elie Wiesel at the Tsai Performance Center at 7pm. The multicultural performance was also the closing event of the year-long artist’s residency of Russian-Israeli composer Matti Kovler at Boston University, hosted by the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies.
Nearly three-hundred students, faculty and community members turned out to help us mark the twentieth anniversary of the Israeli Prime Minister’s assassination, as we assembled a special group of people to commemorate this historic event and consider the changes for peace in the Middle East today.
Alexandra Herzog on Isaac Bashevis Singer’s literary use of ‘demons’ to portray the ‘carnivalesque’ journey of losing control over one’s life. (BUJS Forum)