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Jodi Eichler-Levine, professor at Lehigh University, writes in a piece for Religion Dispatches: "Last Saturday night, many American Jews ushered in the fall High Holy Days of teshuvah, or repentance, by attending special selichot services, praying and heeding the call of the shofar. The rest of us? We were home watching the new season of Transparent. This seems entirely appropriate, even if it does have its ironies. Repentance was actually the core theme of season two. This year, our fall present from Jill Soloway came wrapped up in delightfully maror-scented, Exodus-colored bow. Soloway doesn’t just give us a trans torah—she queers our Jewish ritual year, too, and delightfully so."

Read More Link: Transparent Season 3: The Intersectional Messiah

Dena S. Davis, professor of religion studies at Lehigh University, writes in an op-ed for Forward: "Writing in the Forward, Yitzchak Adlerstein and Michael Broyde recently argued that if New York State tried to force Satmar schools to provide an adequate secular education, the State would lose, because of a 1972 Supreme Court case, Wisconsin v. Yoder. This is a profound misreading of the case." 

Read More Link: The Flawed Legal Reasoning That Says We Shouldn’t Force Secular Studies on Hasidic Jews

Let’s Celebrate! Interdisciplinary Programs End of the Year Party

Seniors Recognition and Food!!!

Location: Williams Hall-Roemmele Global Commons
Location: JCC of Allentown, 702 N. 22nd St.

Monday, November 30 - 7:00pm
Seegers Union, Muhlenberg College
Writing Transparent: Revealing the Modern Jewish Family on Television
Micah Fitzerman-Blue
Writer and Supervising Producer of Transparent

Location: Seegers Union, Muhlenberg College

The Philip and Muriel Berman Center for Jewish Studies presented the Benjamin and Judaism ConferenceThursday, March 5, 4:10 p.m. in Linderman Library, 200Keynote 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, 200Paper Presentations and Discussions Dr. Brian Britt, Virginia TechDr. Christopher Driscoll, Lehigh UniversityDr. Udi Greenberg, Dartmouth CollegeDr. Eric Jacobson, University of RochamptonDr. Nitzan Lebovic, Lehigh UniversityDr. Michael Jennings, Princeton UniversityDr. Annika Thiem, Villanova UniversityFor 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

Location: Linderman Library, 200