In the News (2009)

The Jewish State:
pdf Bildner event reviews the legacy of Yitzhak Rabin (60 KB)
11/27/2009  — The work of Dr. Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi shows a divided Israeli society through the ways Rabin was memorialized.

Rutgers Focus:
pdf The December Dilemma (123 KB)
12/14/2009  — “The spirit of Christmas is ‘goodwill for everyone,’ ” Professor Jeffrey Shandler said. “It’s hard to argue with that. Who wouldn’t want goodwill for everybody? “But how can you engage with that spirit on your own terms when there are theological and cultural complications?”

New Jersey Newsroom: 10/27/2009  —  Filmmakers, expert speakers, performers, television episodes and a film short supplement the features, helping make this year's event larger and "more celebratory," said center associate director Karen Small, who also runs the festival.

Rutgers Focus:
Q&A with Michael Levine, professor of German at Rutgers
10/23/09 —"And Along Come Tourists" is a small, poignant, behind-the-scenes look at what Auschwitz has become for tourists, guides, and, in this case, even a Polish survivor who remains there after liberation.

The Jewish State:
pdf Wolf discusses myths and facts of 'hidden children' (24 KB)
10/9/2009 —In her research, Diane Wolf interviewed almost 70 individuals who were hidden children in Holland during the Holocaust.

The Jewish State:
pdf Rutgers prof explores 'breadth and richness of Yiddish culture' (22 KB)
10/9/2009 —Eddy Portnoy's Yiddish career began when he was an inquisitive teenager, peppering his grandmother with questions on the language. His journey with the mame loshn has since brought him to the Rutgers University faculty and the pages of academic and popular publications.

New Jersey Jewish News:
05/12/09 —‘Voyage to nowhere’ remains touchstone in refugee debate

New Jersey Jewish News:
pdf Scholar: Europe’s Right is embracing its Jews (33 KB)
03/31/09 —Old hatreds fading as nationalists turn anger on Muslims

New Jersey Jewish News:
pdf Historian's Talk Highlights Role of Jewish Women (57 KB)
03/03/09—“It is impossible to understand American Jewish history or the history of America without understanding the impact of Jewish women,” said Dr. Melissa Klapper during her talk at Trayes Hall on the Douglass campus in New Brunswick.
pdf Local Teachers Train at Master Teacher Institute (24 KB)
02/05/09—Local teachers train in Holocaust studies, creating educational programs for their schools and districts, such as teacher education programs or "Tolerance Day."