The Berman Center for Jewish Studies, founded in 1984, is celebrating its silver anniversary with a series of educational and cultural events. Our Anniversary Celebration booklet gives a summary of our accomplishments during our first 25 years.

Spotlight: Benjamin and Judaism Conference

The Philip and Muriel Berman Center for Jewish Studies presents the Benjamin and Judaism Conference

Thursday, March 5, 4:10 p.m. in Linderman Library, 200

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Michael Jennings, Princeton University
“Toward the Apokatastatic Will: Patristics and Esoteric Judaism in Walter Benjamin’s Late Theological Politics”

Friday, March 6, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Linderman Library, 200

Paper Presentations and Discussions

Dr. Brian Britt, Virginia Tech
Dr. Christopher Driscoll, Lehigh University
Dr. Udi Greenberg, Dartmouth College
Dr. Eric Jacobson, University of Rochampton
Dr. Nitzan Lebovic, Lehigh University
Dr. Michael Jennings, Princeton University
Dr. Annika Thiem, Villanova University

For more information or to download, view the flyer here or click on the image at right.


Office of Interdisciplinary Programs - 610-758-3996 - incasip@lehigh.cdu


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Spotlight: Director Hartley Lachter's New Book

 Dr. Hartley Lachter, Director of the Berman Center for Jewish Studies, has written a new book:

Kabbalistic Revolution

"This book is an exceptionally fresh and significant contribution. It is an important corrective to the tendancy to sublimate social history to the history of ideas."
-- Marc Michael Epstein, Vassar College

"Lachter's work is a compelling and important study of the manner in which Kabbalah responded to political and cultural pressures in Castile at a time of striking proliferation of kabbalistic literature."
-- Jonathan Dauber, professor of Jewish mysticism, Yeshiva University  

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Hartley Lachter Discusses his Research