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Dr. Deborah Kaye UA Wildcat Features Dr. Deborah Kaye

The University of Arizona Daily Wildcat published a feature story on our very own Dr. Deborah Kaye regarding her published article in The Religious Studies Review. CHECK IT OUT!!!

Earlier this year, professor Deborah Kaye had her work on Judaic and Mediterranean studies published in the the Religious Studies... Read more
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 09:58

Remembering Prof. Leonard Dinnerstein

Dear Friends:

Today dawned with the bright sunshine that southern Arizonans are accustomed to seeing on a daily basis. But this bright, sunny Tucson day was quickly darkened when I learned of the death of my friend and mentor Leonard Dinnerstein. Honestly, though I had not seen him recently, I find it terribly difficult to imagine the world without Leonard.

How do you measure a life? We traditionally list one’s accomplishments, descendants, honors, and contributions to society... Read more
Fri, 01/25/2019 - 16:00

Prof. Beth Nakhai was recently published in The Chronicle of Higher Education


How to Avoid Gender-Based Hostility During Fieldwork

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Tue, 07/17/2018 - 08:46


Deborah Kaye has recently accepted a position on the editorial board of Religious Studies Review. She is now the editor responsible for the area of Medieval and Early Modern Jewish Studies. The Religious Studies Review is a quarterly journal published through Rice University that reviews over 1,000 titles annually. Titles include groundbreaking works in the field as well as recently published books.

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 08:16

The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies in the University of Arizona's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has received a new commitment of $1.5 million from Bettina B. and Kenneth A. Plevan, which will be combined with a previous gift of $500,000 to endow a chair in memory of their son Jeffrey B. Plevan.

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Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:02

The Old Testament in Archaeology and History

"You will gain the fullest and most complete understanding of ancient Israel available." - Paul Flesher

Check out what Paul Flesher has to say about the new book... Read more
Mon, 11/06/2017 - 14:57

Comparing Experiences and Lessons Learned by Sharon B. Megdal

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:39
The Harvey Weinstein in Your Industry

"The scandal that unfolded after dozens of women accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment over decades has brought renewed attention to sexual misconduct and discrimination in the workplace. After the first wave of allegations against the producer and former... Read more
Wed, 10/25/2017 - 15:43

A Hebrew Student's Tribute to the Victims of the Las Vegas Shooting

Student engagement in national and global crises is not unusual in the Modern Hebrew Language Program at The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies. In fact, the trend is facilitated by the program director Uri Maimon, who says “it is important that after major events happen, the students are encouraged to process their feelings and project responses.”  Last Spring the students hosted an impromptu day long bake-sale and the proceeds, more than $800, went to organizations... Read more
Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:30

Remembering Jimmain Middleton

From the desk of the Director:

Friends, I am so terribly pained to have to report some very sad news. One of our students, Jimmain B. Middleton, passed away on Monday October 2nd. Jimmain was a student in a few Judaic Studies classes, and his instructors and classmates all had only admiration for his dedication to his studies and his lovely, warm, and engaging spirit. He took Prof. Beth Alpert Nakhai’s course on the History and Religion of Ancient Israel last year. Prof. Nakhai was... Read more
Thu, 10/05/2017 - 15:55