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Hadar Galron spins comedy from Orthodox roots

Hadar Galron spins comedy from Orthodox roots

By Maggie Young, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

It was when Galron heard a rabbi joking on the radio about the traditions of Orthodox Judaism that she realized she could funnel her upbringing into comedy.

New class addresses anti-Semitism

New class addresses anti-Semitism

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019

A new class called “Anti-Semitism Then and Now: Perspectives after Tree of Life” begins on Jan. 23. The series of lectures is hosted by the Jewish studies department, along with the history department, religious studies department and the European Studies Center.

Religious studies chair, mentor dies

Religious studies chair, mentor dies

By John Hamilton | Managing Editor

February 28, 2018

Linda Penkower — the chair of the University’s religious studies department known for supporting students and faculty — died Tuesday night, the department’s undergraduate director said in an email. In the email, which was addressed to religious studies majors and recent graduates, professor ...

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