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March 2013 events at the Taube Center for Jewish Studies

The Future of Jewish StorytellingThe Shoshana and Martin Gerstel Conference Fund Symposium
Sunday - Tuesday, March 3–5, 2013
The Future of Jewish Storytelling
Co-sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center
For more details, please see this link.

Sunday, March 3, 2013 4:00pm
Levinthal Hall - SHC
Josh Kornbluth, monologuist
Amid the Sea of Reeds (monologue)
This event is part of a conference on the Future of Jewish Storytelling.

Gary ShteyngartJewish Community Endowment Fund Lecture
Sunday, March 3, 2013 8:00pm
Bldg. 320-Room 105 (Geology Corner)
A Conversation with Gary Shteyngart, novelist, and Dan Schifrin, Contemporary Jewish Museum
This event is part of a conference on the Future of Jewish Storytelling.
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Monday, March 4, 2013 11:00am
Levinthal Hall - SHC
Maya Arad, Ehud Havazelet, and Yael Goldstein Love
Experiments in Jewish Storytelling
This event is part of a conference on the Future of Jewish Storytelling.

Monday, March 4, 2013 4:00pm
Levinthal Hall - SHC
Michael Green, writer
Writing the Bible for Film and Television
This event is part of a conference on the Future of Jewish Storytelling.
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Monday, March 4, 2013 8:00pm
Kehilla Hall - Koret Pavilion at the Ziff Center - Hillel at Stanford
The Greatest Story Never Told - A Storatelling event with Amichai Lau-Lavie
This event is part of a conference on the Future of Jewish Storytelling.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 4:00pm
Wealth in Israel: a conversation with the author and Haaretz commentator Sayed Kashua
With remarks by Alexander Key , Arabic and Comparative Literature, Stanford
and Vered Karti Shemtov, Hebrew and Comparative Literature, Stanford
Pigott Hall, Bldg. 260-Room113
Co-sponsored by the Gratch Foundation, Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages, and the Department of Comparative Literature.

Jenna Weissman-JoselitDavid S. Lobel Visiting Scholar Lecture
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7:30pm
Levinthal Hall-SHC
Jenna Weissman-Joselit, Charles E. Smith Professor of Judaic Studies and Professor of History, The George Washington University
Rock Solid: America’s Embrace of the Ten Commandments
Co-sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center and the Department of Religious Studies
A leading historian traces the history of the Ten Commandments in American Culture. In her illustrated talk, Professor Jenna Weissman Joselit explores the variety of ways by which Americans of the 19th and 20th centuries laid claim to and organized their national identity around the Decalogue. Drawing on a wide array of sources that run the gamut from sermons to Moses action figures and from archeological objects found in Indian burial mounds to latter-day monuments planted in the nation's civic squares, her presentation highlights the centrality of these ancient do's and dont's to the American imagination.

Co-sponsored Events:

The Europe Center presents:
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 12noon
Barnes/McDowell Room at the Fisher Conference Center @ Arrillaga Alumni Center
**NEW LOCATION**
Marci Shore, Department of History, Yale University
Taste of Ashes: The Afterlife of Totalitarianism in Eastern Europe
Co-sponsored with the Department of History and Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
The collapse of communism opened the archives, illuminating the tragedy of twentieth-century Eastern Europe: there were moments in which no decisions were innocent, in which all possible choices caused suffering. The Taste of Ashes is an account of the darker side of the revolutions of 1989, when the ghost of communism--no longer Marx’s “specter to come"--became a haunting presence of the past.

The Mediterranean Studies Forum presents:
Thursday, March 14, 2013 3:30pm
Encina Hall West - Room 208
Robert Morrison, Department of Religion, Bowdoin College
Jewish Scholars Between Italy and the Eastern Mediterranean
For more information, please see this link.