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You've Got It All Wrong About Water

Dr. Itzchak Kornfeld has litigated numerous environmental and water disputes. Scarcity of water, high population density, power imbalances, and climatic stressors are the main factors that push countries towards either cooparation (technical or political) or disputes in transboundary river basins.  Dr. Kornfeld's presentation will focus on how the U.S. Supreme Court addressed three-decades-long disputes between states over shared rivers. It has been almost one hundred years since the... Read more
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 16:21

Speaking to Power: What's Next for Religious Institutions after #MeToo?

Panel discussion on religion and the #MeToo Movement is being held on Tuesday, October 15th at 7pm in the UA Poetry Center

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 16:12
image of students 2019 Arizona in Israel Program was a great success!

The second iteration of Judaic Studies' Arizona in Israel Summer Program was a great success!  Five students lived in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and the Jezreel Valley and took UA courses taught by JUS faculty on the subjects of Jewish Civilization and Human Rights in Israel.  All of the students received awards from the Center's fantastic supporters in the Tucson Jewish community. 

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 10:55
image of Prof. David Graizbord Prof. David Graizbord's new book, The New Zionists, forthcoming!

Prof. David Graizbord's new study, The New Zionists, is forthcoming from Lexington Books.  Based on interviews with American Jewish Millennials, the book explores the relationship between these subjects and Zionism, Israel, and Jewish national identity in general.

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 10:50
Time for Celebration!

The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies celebrates 70 years of offering Judaic Studies courses at The University of Arizona this year!  The highlight will be the antisemitism conference being planned for February 2020.

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 10:23
Dr. Deborah Kaye Dr. Deborah Kaye accepts Editorial Board Position

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 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

"Today We Won a Battle Against Hate" by Shaun Kozolchyk

Shaun Kozolchyk, a Judaic Alumni recently created an article based on a situation regarding Jennifer, her daughter and Hillary Clinton. 

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Mon, 02/27/2017 - 13:06