Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program

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Keep Quiet

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Keep Quiet

This exciting and dramatic documentary set in contemporary Hungary focuses on Csanád Szegedi, vice-president of Hungary’s far-right extremist party “Jobbik” that espouses anti-Semitic rhetoric and Holocaust denials.  Then came a revelation that forced Szegedi out of politics: his grandparents were revealed to be Jewish and his beloved grandmother was an Auschwitz survivor who had hidden her Jewish faith after the war. Read more

Everyday Redemption: Performances of Hope

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 7:30pm

Moses Pava

How can businesses participate in the redemption of the world? In this lecture, Professor Moses Pava applies rabbinic conceptions of everyday redemption to contemporary business examples to show that redemption doesn’t happen only with divine intervention. Rather, redemption is ongoing, everyday activity that creates a counterculture of hope. Read more

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