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February 2021

Ode to Energy: Einstein, Feynman, and Oppenheimer at Mid-Century

February 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Anne Goldman (Sonoma State University) Stargazing in the Atomic Age counters the assumption that Jewish history largely chronicles tragedy. Designed for the common reader, its essays take the nadir of modern Jewish experience as their starting point. But they are not elegiac. Life for Jews in the United States, the book suggests, has been characterized less by anguish than by tremendous drive and innovation. The titular essay returns to the mid-twentieth century less to invoke the victims of the Holocaust…

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The Jews of Ottoman Izmir

February 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dina Danon (SUNY-Binghamton) in conversation with Karen Barkey More information to come.

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March 2021

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Yiddish

March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Arun Avrum Viswanath in Conversation with Robert Alter More information to come.

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April 2021

“Hitler’s Laboratory: How Munich became the Capital of Antisemitism After World-War I”

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Pell Lecture Michael Brenner, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich More information to come.

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