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The Smart One: A Grandfather's Tale

Ken Goodman has published a children's novel about his grandfather's family in Eastern Europe.  The book focuses on Jewish families fleeing persecution in Eastern Europe in the early 1900s.  His family lived in Vilnius and participated in the workers' resistance movement in Smorgon in 1905, which led to the decision to come to the United States. The story is told through the eyes of David, Ken's father, who was a child at that time.

Ken is doing a reading to celebrate the book's... Read more
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:47

Finding Faith in a Community: One Young Man's Remarkable Journey

"Finding Faith in a Community" is a  short tribute to Jeffery Plevan written by his family in honor of his birthday in February.


Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:14
Sol Littman's Book War Criminal on Trial Reprinted

War Criminal on Trial: Rauca of Kaunas, by Sol Littman had been republished by and is also available online for free.

Book Summary: This reprint of the timeless 1983 book by the Canadian investigative reporter Sol Littman is a fascinating and disturbing account that is composed of two intriguing parts. First, Littman describes life within and the final “liquidation” of the Kovno ghetto (Kaunas, Lithuania) during World War II, giving the reader a... Read more
Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:54

Daily Wildcat Opinion: Bibi's Speech is Self-Serving

http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2015/03/bibis-speech-is-self-serving


Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:46
ASOR Blog Post by Beth Alpert Nakhai

Celebrating Carol Meyers


Thu, 02/19/2015 - 11:59
Hillel Hosts Torah Restoration

Arizona Daily Wildcat


Thu, 02/12/2015 - 12:43
New Book Edited by Dr. Beth Alpert Nakhai

Celebrate Her for the Fruit of Her Hands: Essays in Honor of Carol L. Meyers


Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:59
Rabbi to restore UA's 200-year-old torah
Mon, 02/09/2015 - 13:24
Religion and faith: Dead Sea Scrolls subject of JCC talk

The final Pozez Lecture for this semester, entitled "What do the Dead Sea Scrolls Teach Us about the Bible?" was featured in the Arizona Daily Star.

To read the full article in the Arizona Daily Star click here

For more information about the lecture click... Read more
Mon, 02/09/2015 - 12:45

Scribe to restore UA Judaic studies center’s Torah scroll

On Feb. 10-11, the University of Arizona Center for Judaic Studies will bring master sofer (scribe) Rabbi Gedaliah Druin to campus to resume work on the restoration of its 200-year-old Torah scroll.

The scroll was donated anonymously; the center’s Beth Alpert Nakhai, Ph.D., acquired it in 2009. The scroll is thought to be nearly 200 years old, originally used by a European Sephardic Jewish community, perhaps from northern Italy. It survived World War II, traveled to Israel and... Read more
Fri, 02/06/2015 - 15:19

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