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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

Jewish community to host journalist for LGBT talks

Jewish community to host journalist for LGBT talks

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 15:16
Judaic Studies Torah Is Being Restored

Judaic Studies Torah Is Being Restored

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 15:05
‘Dangerous religious ideas’ inspire visiting Temple scholar
Thu, 01/29/2015 - 08:16
From New York to Tucson With Love
Thu, 01/29/2015 - 08:12
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