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UA Responds to Interest in Hebrew With New Course
Thu, 01/29/2015 - 08:08
Putin critic, gay activist to speak in Tucson
Thu, 01/29/2015 - 08:06
Jewish Leadership in the Holocaust

Jewish leaders serving on Nazi appointed Judenrat (Jewish Councils) in major cities such as Warsaw, Lodz, Kovno, Vilna and Budapest, faced horrendous choices in their efforts to keep their communities alive. Dominated by ruthless Nazi overseers they were forced to choose between defiance and collaboration; between sacrificing some in order to preserve the rest; between supporting the underground or repressing it; between trusting the Jewish police or despising them; between saving their own... Read more
Mon, 01/26/2015 - 09:47

Instructor Bryan Davis on Arizona Public Media

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 08:29
Reconstructing Women's Lives in Iron Age Israel

Follow the link to watch a lecture by Beth Alpert Nakhai, Associate Professor. Dr. Nakhai delivered this talk at the University of Helsinki in October 2014.

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Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:04

Pozez music events to probe Jewish identity

The Tucson Jewish Post published an article by Sheila Wilensky on December 18th, about our up and coming Pozez Arts Symposium on January 12.

Read the full article here.


Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:23
Judaic Studies Senior Shines at ASOR

This month, the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) held its annual meeting in San Diego, CA. Widely regarded as the most important meeting for scholars of biblical and Near Eastern archaeology, the ASOR meeting is a great place to meet academics from around the world and hear the latest developments in the field. Mostly attended by professors and Ph.D. students, it’s uncommon to see an undergraduate roaming the exhibition halls. However, thanks to support from the Arizona Center... Read more
Wed, 12/10/2014 - 13:24

Pozez lecture to probe Mideast from Arab Spring to ISIS

The University of Arizona Center for Judaic Studies will present “From the Arab Spring to ISIS: The Upheavals in the Middle East and What They Mean for Israel” on Monday, December 8 at 7PM as part of its free Shaol & Louis Pozez Memorial Lectureship Series.

Asher Susser, Ph.D., the Center’s Stein Professor of Modern Israel Studies, will give the talk. The talk will be... Read more
Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:40

Judaic Studies, Common History Enthrall UA Chinese Students

A group of Chinese students have enrolled in Dr. Deborah Kaye's History of the Jews class. Learn about their motivations and interests in Judaic Studies. 

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 10:23
Dr. Jonathan Petropoulos Dr. Petropoulos Reveals Secrets of Nazi Looters, Movie Shooters

On Wednesday, October 15, Professor Jonathan Petropoulos of Claremont McKenna College delivered a fascinating lecture on Nazi Looted Art. Entitled “The ‘Real’ (and Reel) Monuments Men, the Gurlitt Cache, and the Continuing Challenges of Nazi Looted Art,” Dr. Petropoulos delivered a lecture that few other scholars could have, as one attendee noted.

Petropoulos has spent the bulk of his career researching what became of many priceless works of art that were looted from Europe, namely... Read more
Fri, 10/17/2014 - 16:09