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5/15/18
UB’s Department of Jewish Thought hosted its first graduation celebration for its graduates on Tuesday April 24, 2018 at 7 pm in the Samuel J. Friedman Library in Clemens Hall.
5/8/18
A ceremony on May 3, 2018 honored twenty-eight College of Arts and Sciences seniors for their noteworthy contributions to the College and their individual department or program. Congratulations, Jordan!
5/8/18
Along with the large community and student turn out, the department was particularly pleased to welcome Ms. Helena Schwartz, Ms. Cheryl Stein and Mr. Irving Stein of the Blitzer family.
5/8/18
The question of the political for the excluded others, or for those who programmatically do not claim any “original” belonging to a particular territory comes at the forefront of analysis in the book. "Other Others" approaches this question by moving from a modern political figure of “Jew” as such an “other other” to the late ancient texts of the Talmud.
5/8/18
For the September issue of "The Jewish Journal," Professor Alex Green interviewed Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth.

The Department of Jewish Thought Newsletter

The Department of Jewish Thought was created to serve as a multidisciplinary research and academic department focused on teaching and scholarship related to the contributions of the Jewish tradition in the development of Western civilization. Our mission is to foster knowledge, inquiry and scholarly excellence to better understand Judaism, along with its contributions to a deeper understanding of current agendas and the social challenges of humanity at large. We invite you to follow our growth as we strive to excel in teaching and scholarship.

Cover of the 2017 Jewish Thought Newsletter