Judaic Studies News

UT Hosts Lecture on Israeli Constitutionalism

Tsvi Kahana, associate professor of law at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, will give the Karen and Pace Robinson Lecture on Modern Israel on Tuesday, March 25. Kahana’s lecture, “Majestic Constitutionalism: The Israeli Version,” begins at 7:00 p.m. in Room 132 of the College of Law. A reception will follow. Both events are free and open to the public.

KSO Director Richman to Give UT Music Lecture January 23

Lucas Richman, music director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, will present “Ernest Bloch: A Musical Neshuma (A Musical Soul)” at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, January 23, in the McClung Museum auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Richman will discuss the life and art of Bloch, a Swiss-American composer who is one of the most celebrated Jewish composers in the world of classical music.

Judaic Studies Program Celebrates Twentieth Anniversary with Speaker Series

UT’s Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year with four speakers who will discuss Judaism and Israel from antiquity to the modern world. The first speaker, Daniel Boyarin of the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss “Josephus Without Judaism” at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 24, in the McClung Museum auditorium.

Never Forget: UT Professor Teaches Class on ‘Voices of the Holocaust’

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, but Professor Gilya Schmidt does her part every day to make sure people don’t forget the horrors of the Holocaust. A professor in the Department of Religious Studies, Schmidt has researched the world of German Jewry for the past twenty years. She teaches the undergraduate course Voices of the Holocaust each spring.

Author Clive Sinclair to Read at UT April 21

Author Clive Sinclair will read from his work at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in room 1210 of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s McClung Tower. The reading is sponsored by the Department of English and the Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies.