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: Director Hartley Lachter's New Book
Dr. Hartley Lachter, Director of the Berman Center for Jewish Studies, has written a new book:
"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
Hartley Lachter Discusses his Research