EVENT: Yom HaShoah invitation: Pinchas Gutter's incredible Holocaust survival story (April 18, 12:00 pm RSVP)

The incredible story of Pinchas Gutter, who survived the Warsaw Ghetto and multiple concentration camps.  Please join the webinar with Mr. Gutter on April 18, 2023, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. (ET)

Sponsored by the Touro University Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust.

EVENT: Józef Piłsudski, Founding Father of Modern Poland (March 29)

Online Book presentation . Joshua Zimmerman’s authoritative biography examines a Polish national hero in the thick of a changing Europe, and the legacy that still divides supporters and detractors. The Poland that Pilsudski envisioned was modern, democratic, and pluralistic. Domestically, he championed equality for Jews. Internationally, he positioned Poland as a bulwark against Bolshevism

With author Joshua Zimmerman, Professor Antony Polonsky (respondent) and Professor François Guesnet (chair).

EVENT: Sven-Erik Rose will present "Making and Unmaking Literature in Nazi Ghettos in Poland" at the Tauber Institute's Jewish Studies Colloquium (April 25)

The next meeting of the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry's Jewish Studies Colloquium will feature Sven-Erik Rose of the University of California, Davis presenting the paper "Making and Unmaking Literature in Nazi Ghettos in Poland."

The event will be held Tuesday, April 25 at 12:45pm Eastern on ZoomRegistration is required

QUERY: Ittamar Bender of Jerusalem

Independence Hall in Philadelphia currently has on display the Declaration of Common Aims signed on October 26, 1918.  The National Park Service website explains: "A group of twelve countries/cultures created this Declaration for the Mid-European Union, an ambitious but short-lived alliance whose principles reflected the ideals of the Declaration of Independence."  You can read more about it here:

EVENT: Living Law in Jewish Studies: 2023 Spring Colloquium at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

This two-day, in person conference is dedicated to exploring the many ways that Jews live and have lived law in the modern era, asking how Jewish actors have experienced legal pluralism, actively shaped different legal regimes, and understood the role of law in constructing state and non-state forms of sovereignty. It will also discuss living law as a component of evolving practices of Jewish law and a bone of contention in American judicial politics.


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