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A tribute to Elie Wiesel

July 15th, 2014

We call it Take a Teacher, Make a Friend. The essays and a poem by Elie Wiesel, here translated for the first time, are written by twenty-four out of the hundreds of students Elie Wiesel taught during his distinguished career at Boston University of nearly forty years. More

Alexandra Herzog joins the Elie Wiesel Center and CAS Core Curriculum

May 12th, 2014

The latest addition to the BU Jewish studies faculty is Alexandra Herzog who will join us this fall as our first post-doctoral fellow in Jewish Studies and lecturer in the CAS Core Curriculum. Alexandra Tali Herzog holds a PhD in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University where she worked on the Yiddish writings of Isaac Bashevis Singer. More

Jerusalem at BU

May 3rd, 2014

BUToday's Sue Seligson describes a summer course, taught by EWCJS director Michael Zank, as "talmudic" in style but compelling in its pursuit of an explanation of how Jerusalem became the holy city of Jews, Muslims, and Christians. More

Visiting Professor Thomas Meyer in the NY Times

April 7th, 2014

Elie Wiesel Center visiting professor Thomas Meyer is quoted in the NYTimes, offering insight into the revived debate on German philosopher Martin Heidegger’s anti-Semitism. Heidegger’s “Black Notebooks” offer clarification for some scholars and perplexity for others. More

Environmental studies in Israel, across political boundaries: Arava Institute

April 3rd, 2014

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is an environmental academic and research program in southern Israel, and the only institution which brings together students from around the world, from countries such as America, Israel, Palestine, and Jordan to cooperatively study the region’s environmental challenges. Accredited by Ben-Gurion University, the Arava Institute... More