Posted on Thursday June 30, 2016
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life was established in 2010 following the transfer of the Judah L. Magnes Museum to the University of California, Berkeley. Its ...
Posted on Friday May 20, 2016
PopUp Exhibition Series: Fall 2016 Program Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and graduate students, visiting artists and other notable guests will present brief lectures focused on selected ...
Posted on Friday May 20, 2016
Dr. Mira Amiras, Professor Emerita of Comparative Religious Studies, San Jose State University, received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the daughter ...
Posted on Friday May 20, 2016
The pinnacle of Jewish immigration to the United States at the turn of the twentieth century coincided with the rise of the phonograph disc (which was itself invented by a Jewish immigrant). This ...
Posted on Friday May 20, 2016
The talk will describe and analyze Professor Karen Barkey’s two seasons of ethnographic study of the sharing in Greek Orthodox Churches in Istanbul, Turkey. The study explores identities, ...
Posted on Friday May 20, 2016
How do Jewish communities in the global diaspora transform the Passover Haggadah to meet their local needs (visually, symbolically, and textually), and what information do these transformations ...
Posted on Friday May 20, 2016
This presentation will discuss the Hellenistic Jewish text of the Sibylline Oracles which combines Greek oracular form and myth with themes from the Hebrew prophets to create a unique oracular ...
Posted on Friday May 20, 2016
Known as a center of early 20th-century avant-garde and experimental theatre, Paris does not tend to figure on the map of pre-World War II Yiddish theatrical production specifically. This pop-up ...
Posted on Thursday April 21, 2016
Never before the creation of the State of Israel did Jews from so many different parts of the world live together, and in such a stimulating environment, as they did in the land they soon ...
Posted on Wednesday March 02, 2016
Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive -- which stores a selection of audiovisual materials from The Magnes Collection, joined Curator Francesco Spagnolo and colleagues from the Digital ...
Wednesday August 26, 2015 to Thursday June 23, 2016
The Bible is a constant in Jewish life, in all the varied forms it has taken around the world and across history. Biblical texts stand at the center of the Jewish experience—Jews keep biblical ...
Monday January 25, 2016 to Thursday June 23, 2016
Among the most important components of The Magnes' pictorial holdings is a collection of nearly one thousand posters acquired worldwide since the 1960s. This diverse and fascinating group of ...
Monday January 25, 2016 to Thursday June 23, 2016
One of the most iconic works of art in The Magnes Collection, returns on display before being loaned internationally on the occasion of the Lutheran Reformation in Wittenberg, ...
Monday August 29, 2016 to Thursday December 15, 2016
Never before the creation of the State of Israel did Jews from so many different parts of the world live together, and in such a stimulating environment, as they did in the land they soon ...
Monday August 29, 2016 to Thursday December 15, 2016
The World Over: A Magazine for Boys and Girls, published from 1940 until 1979 by the Board of Jewish Education in New York, was edited by Ezekiel Schloss, who also designed its cover art. ...
Wednesday October 19, 2016 05:00 AM to Wednesday October 19, 2016 06:00 AM
Dr. Mira Amiras, Professor Emerita of Comparative Religious Studies, San Jose State University, received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the daughter ...
Wednesday October 26, 2016 05:00 AM to Wednesday October 26, 2016 06:00 AM
The talk will describe and analyze Professor Karen Barkey’s two seasons of ethnographic study of the sharing in Greek Orthodox Churches in Istanbul, Turkey. The study explores identities, ...
Wednesday November 02, 2016 05:00 AM to Wednesday November 02, 2016 06:00 AM
How do Jewish communities in the global diaspora transform the Passover Haggadah to meet their local needs (visually, symbolically, and textually), and what information do these transformations ...
Wednesday November 09, 2016 05:00 AM to Wednesday November 09, 2016 06:00 AM
The pinnacle of Jewish immigration to the United States at the turn of the twentieth century coincided with the rise of the phonograph disc (which was itself invented by a Jewish immigrant). This ...
Wednesday November 16, 2016 05:00 AM to Wednesday November 16, 2016 06:00 AM
This presentation will discuss the Hellenistic Jewish text of the Sibylline Oracles which combines Greek oracular form and myth with themes from the Hebrew prophets to create a unique oracular ...

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Posted on Friday May 06, 2016
I am delighted to share an essay by Lauren Cooper. Lauren, who is graduating from UC Berkeley this Spring, with a Major in Comparative Literature, and Minors in Spanish and History, has been ...