Jefferson Public Radio “Jefferson Exchange” Deep Thoughts on Loss, and Reminders of It, An Interview

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Live Phone Interview with Callers! https://www.ijpr.org/show/the-jefferson-exchange/2020-12-11/mon-9-am-deep-thoughts-on-loss-and-reminders-of-it Laura Levitt has been forced to think about loss in her life. She is a professor of Religion, Jewish Studies, and Gender at Temple University and has written a book about American Jewish losses in the Holocaust. Levitt gets considerably more personal in her latest book, which tells her […]

The Cashmere Party: An AJS Tradition, The Online Edition!

This Year The Cashmere Party will be held online via Zoom! All are welcome as we celebrate our three amazing Cashmere Prize Recipients and Toast to all of the Amazing Books, those published in 2020 and those that will be published in 2021!!! Bring your book!! To get to the party: Here is the full […]

Dabru Emet:20 Years Later Roundtable Discussion

June 16, 2021 | 4:00-5:30 p.m. Join leading scholars in an online roundtable discussion to conclude  the  essay series in honor of the 20th anniversary of  Dabru Emet (“Speak Truth”):  Halla Attallah Georgetown University Mary C. BoysUnion Theological Seminary Susannah HeschelDartmouth College Laura LevittTemple University Malka Z. SimkovichCatholic Theological Union Heather Miller RubensICJS (moderator) Registration/info page: https://icjs.org/de-roundtable/Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/379563913435100/

Dabru Emet: 20 Years Later Roundtable Discussion

Join leading scholars in an online roundtable discussion to conclude  the  essay series in honor of the 20th anniversary of  Dabru Emet (“Speak Truth”):  Halla Attallah Georgetown University Mary C. Boys Union Theological Seminary, Susannah Heschel Dartmouth College Laura Levitt Temple University Malka Z. Simkovich Catholic Theological Union Heather Miller Rubens ICJS (moderator) To sign up https://icjs.org/de-roundtable/

Jewish-Christian-Feminist Dialogue on the Politics of Memory:

A Transatlantic Conversation (in English) In their scholarly work the three speakers address the presence of the Shoah in New Testament exegesis (Tania Oldenhage), theology (Katharina von Kellenbach), and American Jewish identity (Laura Levitt). They write explicitly autobiographical and/or through family history, a hermeneutic informed by the interreligious and international relationships nurtured at the Religion […]

The Afterlives of Trauma: Art and Memory

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In this lecture opening the Center’s virtual art exhibition—Experience, Integration, Expression: The Work of Norman Klenicki—Dr. Levitt will discuss art as affording an opportunity to consider the lingering effects of trauma and loss, illness, and carrying on. She states, “Art helps us feel. It is affective and touches us impressionistically. It helps open us up […]

The McLester Colloquium: The Object that Remain

Building from her book, The Objects That Remain, Laura Levitt will consider the ways in which the material remains of violent crimes inform our experience of, and thinking about, trauma and loss. She will do this by considering artifacts in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and evidence in police storage facilities across the country. […]