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Jewish Studies and Religion 2014 Course Sampling

February 10th, 2014

TONIGHT: Free kosher dinner and lively introductions to a range of Jewish studies and Religion courses by faculty, what better way to get a taste of Jewish studies at BU. Join us Wednesday, March 5, at 6pm at the Hillel House. More

EWCJS publication in honor of Elie Wiesel named 2013 National Jewish Book Awards finalist

February 6th, 2014

A volume of essays in honor of Elie Wiesel's eightieth birthday was named finalist for a 2013 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Anthologies and Collections. The volume was edited by Alan Rosen and Steven T. Katz, the founding director of the EWCJS, and contains essays originally presented at a conference at Boston University in 2008. More

Dispossession: A call for papers

February 5th, 2014

Among the stereotypes about Jews circulating in Nazi Germany, perhaps the most prominent portrayed Jews not simply as rich, but as enriching themselves at the expense of non-Jewish Germans. It is one of the cruelest of ironies, however, that the Nazis were the real economic predators, robbing Europe's Jews before murdering them. Within twelve short years, the Nazis managed to dispossess Germany's Jews, taking away first their rights, then their property, and finally their lives. Follow the link above to a call for papers, to be presented at a conference, held November 9-11, 2014, at Boston University. More

Israel and Nation Branding: A lunch talk with Ido Aharoni

January 24th, 2014

On Monday, January 27, Israeli Consul General Ido Aharoni visited the Boston University Hillel House to discuss ongoing issues affecting the Israeli state in domestic and international spheres. The Consul General opened his talk by reflecting on the life of an Israeli consular officer who endeavored to promote American involvement... More

Manischewitz It’s Not: Jeff Morgan and the art of kosher wine

December 24th, 2013

On January 23, the Elie Wiesel Center resumed its "salon" series with a high-end wine tasting of Covenant and Peter Paul wines. Jeff Morgan's Covenant wines have been called "the greatest kosher wines on the Planet Earth" by wine critic Robert Parker. Jeff is a former wine critic himself--ex-West Coast editor of Wine Spectator magazine--and the author of 8 books on food and wine. Jeff poured two of his renouned Covenant Napa Valley wines during his talk along with a special treat from Peter Paul. More