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Feb. 13-May 8: Jewish Studies series

Chaiken Center for Jewish Studies announces spring lecture series


9:18 a.m., Feb. 11, 2013--The Frank and Yetta Chaiken Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Delaware has announced its spring lecture series.

Lectures will be held from 12:20-1:10 p.m., Wednesdays, in 324B Purnell Hall.

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Lectures are scheduled as follows:

Feb. 13: David Rabeeya, “Jews in Arab Lands: Historical Perspective.”

Feb. 20: Ralph Begleiter, director of UD’s Center for Political Communication, “Reporting on the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Journalist's Perspective.”

Feb. 27: Emilie Passow, associate teaching professor of English and Judaic Studies, Drexel University, “New Voices in American Jewish Fiction: When the Outsider Becomes the Insider.”

March 6: Rabbi Micah Becker-Klein, Temple Beth El, Newark, “Shechitah and Micro-Shechitah: The Art and Practice of Kosher Ritual Slaughter on a Small Scale.”

March 13: Roger Horowitz, director, Center for the History of Business, Technology and Society at Hagley Museum and Library, “Kosher Coke: Processed Foods and the Observant Jewish Consumer.”

March 20: Ronit Sherwin, executive director of Hillel at UD, “Jewish Women as Change Agents.”

March 27: Spring break.

April 3: To be announced.

April 10: Jeremy Winaker, senior Jewish educator, Kristol Hillel Center, UD, “A Literary Reading of the Biblical Holiday Cycle.”

April 17: Chaim Saiman, professor of law, Villanova University, “The Role of Law in Judaism.”

April 24: Sam Gaertner, professor, Department of Psychology, UD, “Prejudice Among the Well-Intentioned.”

May 1: Rebecca Davis, associate professor, Department of History, UD, “Choosing Jews: Conversion and Jewish Identity in the Post-World War II U.S.”

May 8: Sharon Lieberhaber, “One Generation After: Reflections of a Child of Holocaust Survivors.”

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