Category Archives: Judaism and Religious Violence

Mutual Imaginings of Europe and the Middle East Conference

Mutual Imaginings of Europe and the Middle East (800-1700) A conference is being organized at Barnard College on “Beyond Borders: Mutual Imaginings of Europe and the Middle East (800-1700).” Faculty and graduate students in medieval early modern European and Mediterranean … Continue reading

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Religion and the Teaching of the Holocaust

Religious issues present complicated dilemmas in the teaching of many subjects. Instructors teaching about the Holocaust and other genocides confront complex histories , contentious politics, and traumatic legacies. The New York Times profiles Mehnaz M. Afridi, an Assistant Professor of … Continue reading

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Religion and Electoral Politics in Israel

Religious tensions and nationalist politics provide a backdrop for the coming election season in Israel. “Uneasiness inhabits Israel, a shadow beneath the polished surface,” according to journalist Roger Cohen. “In a violent Middle Eastern neighborhood of fracturing states, that is … Continue reading

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Norton Anthology of World Religions Reviewed

Karen Armstrong reviews The Norton Anthology of World Religions in the New York Times. “At a time when religious faith is coming under intense scrutiny, The Norton Anthology of World Religions is presenting a documentary history of six major faiths … Continue reading

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Attack on Synagogue in Jerusalem

Two Palestinian militants attacked a synagogue in an ultra-orthodox neighborhood of West Jerusalem Tuesday, disrupting the congregation during worship and firing at prayer leaders. According to The New York Times, “two Palestinians armed with a gun, knives and axes burst … Continue reading

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Religious Activism and Bat Mitzvah Rituals

The Temple Mount Jerusalem is often the site of religious tensions and Jewish-Muslim clashes, yet interfaith religious tensions are also apparent. The news media often focuses exclusively on the overt aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, rather than religious activism—and sometimes … Continue reading

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Law and the Merchant of Venice

NEXT MONDAY:   The Renaissance Workshop presents      LAW AND THE MERCHANT:  A MERCHANT OF VENICE  ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION   WITH  RICHARD WEISBERG Walter Floerhsheimer Professor of Constitutional Law Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University     BRADIN CORMACK Professor … Continue reading

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