Eastern Michigan University

Lecture Series Archive


2010- 2011

Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story, Ira Berkow, New York Times Pulitzer Prize winning sportswriter and screenwriter of the 2010 award-winning documentary film, Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story.

An Evening With Jonathan Tropper. Jonathan Tropper is author of The Book of Joe, Everything Changes, How to Talk to a Widower, and This is Where I leave You.

An Evening With Sharon Pomerantz. 's novel, Rich Boy, was the 2011 winner of the Foundation For Jewish Culture's Goldberg Prize for Outstanding Debut Fiction.

Arabs in a Jewish State: Between Integration and Alienation, Dr. Elie Rekhess, former Senior Consultant on Arab Minority Affairs to Israeli Prime Minister Itzhak Rabin; author of numerous books, including The Arab Society in Israel: A Compendium; and Visiting Crown Chair in Middle East Studies and Professor of History at Northwestern University.

Gevalt!: The Last Minute Rescue of Modern Jewish Culture, Aaron Lansky, Founder and President of the National Yiddish Book Center and author of Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books.

To See God in His Beauty: Hebrew Poets and Mystical Union, Rabbi Dr. Haim Rechnitzer, author of Prophecy and Perfect Political Order: The Political Theology of Leo Strauss and Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Thought, Hebrew Union College.


Whose Land is It Anyway? Theology and Secular Politics in the Land of Israel/Palestine,
Dr. Ilan Troen, Stoll Family Professor in Israel Studies at Brandeis University and Director of Brandeis University's Schusterman Center for Israel Studies

Did God Survive the Holocaust? a conversation with Dr. Guy Stern, Director of the International Institute of the Righteous, Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus, Farmington Hills, Michigan, and Father John Pawlikowski, OSM, Ph.D., Director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program at the Catholic Theological Union's Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Center.

The Many Faces of Jerusalem: A City of Poetry, Dr. Rachel Harris, Assistant Professor of Comparative and World Literature and Jewish Studies at the University of Illinois. She is author of Narratives of Dissent: War in Contemporary Israeli Arts and Culture.

The Jewish Studies is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold