Tag Archives: Brandeis

L’chaim! A Jewish Anti-Death Penalty Group

Michael Zoosman at anti-death penalty rally

The grandson of two Holocaust survivors, Michael Zoosman grew up thinking capital punishment was justified. But thanks to a spiritual evolution that began when he was a student at Brandeis University and accelerated during a stint as a prison chaplain, Zoosman changed his mind.

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Chaplains: The Unsung Heroes of American Judaism

The chaplain at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, Rabbi Harold Stern, at a patient's bedside. (Courtesy Calvary Hospital)

As part of her job at Boston Children's Hospital, Susan Harris consoles grieving parents who've just lost a child, supports families with end-of-life care, and comforts children with terminal illnesses. But on Fridays, in anticipation of the Sabbath, she also gives out challah.

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5 Documents That Tell the Story of American Jewish History

Advertisement for Levy's Jewish rye bread

In coming to America, the people of the book also became the people of documents. In letters, contracts, laws and legislation, photographs, temple newsletters, and even advertisements for rye bread, the Jews' triumphs and travails were all recorded, reflected upon, and discussed.

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Abraham Accord Country Faculty Coming to Brandeis University for Israel Studies Fellowship Program

For the first time since its inception in 2004, the Summer Institute for Israel Studies (SIIS), a faculty fellowship program that gives professors from around the world the foundation to teach about Israel, will host five participants from institutions in the Abraham Accord countries of Bahrain, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Antisemitism and Social Media

In the newly published book "Antisemitism on Social Media," a group of scholars examines how Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and other platforms may be fueling this rise in the United States and globally.

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The Jewish Experience: A New Brandeis University Website

Introducing Brandeis University's new website, The Jewish Experience, devoted to exploring Jewish history, culture and traditions, all informed by the knowledge and experience of Brandeis faculty, researchers, alumni and students.

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Brandeis U Panel: “Israel After the Elections”

Israel After the Elections: What’s Next?Tuesday, June 910:00 – 11:00 AM MDT A panel discussion with:Eva Bellin, Myra and Robert Kraft Professor of Arab Politics, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University David Makovsky, Ziegler distinguished fellow at The Washington Institute and director of the Project on Arab-Israel Relations  Bar Sananes, MA/MBA ’20, Recent …

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