Title: HaTanin
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1986-87 a very productive year

for Jewish Studies

More than 750 registrations were
recorded in course offerings during
the academic year.
A B.A. Major program was ap-
proved by the College of Liberal Arts
and Science's Interdisciplinary Stud-
ies Committee.
The program's first B.A. major,
Wendy Belkin of Clearwater, Florida,
graduated in May. 1987.
Six graduates were awarded a
Certificate in Jewish Studies.
New course offerings included
"Religious Responses to the Holo-
caust," "I.B. Singer and S.Y. Agnon,"
"Zionism and the State of Israel,"
"The Moder Hebrew Novel in Trans-
lation," and "Classic Jewish Texts."
The Jewish Studies Lecture Se-
ries featured invited lectures by prom-
inent Jewish scholars and authors-
Kenneth Stein, Robert Alter, Amos
Oz, Susan Handelman, and Arthur
Green-and lectures by University of
Florida faculty-Aida Bamia. Warren
Bargad, Barry Mesch, Sheldon Isen-
berg, Harold Stahmer, and Theodor
Two endowed lecture series were
initiated in 1986-87: the Gary R. Ger-
son Lecture Series, and the Betty
Schram Memorial Lecture.
Two film series drew large audi-
ences: four "Israeli Films of Israeli
Novels," and four Holocaust films, in-
cluding Claude Lanzmann's haunting
production "Sho'ah" and H. J. Syber-
berg's absurd, phantasmal "Our

Nearly 2,000 campus and com-
munity individuals attended events
sponsored by the Center for Jewish
Two Adjunct Lecturer appoint-
ments were made in Jewish Studies:
Dr. Howard Greenstein of Jackson-
ville, and Rabbi Allan Lehmann of
A major building campaign was
announced and several new major
gifts were made to the Center for Jew-
ish Studies.

During 1987-88 several topics will
be highlighted in courses and pro-
grammed events. In the Fall Semester,
Prof. Sheldon Isenberg will offer
"Women in Judaism," which surveys
the image of women from the Bible to
modern times. The Center has ar-
ranged its Fall programs in coordina-
tion with this course, featuring lec-
tures, readings, discussions and films
on the history, literature, and culture
of Jewish women.
In the Spring Semester the Center
will feature two eminent personali-
ties: the Nobel Prize Laureate Elie
Wiesel and the acclaimed Israeli nov-
elist, Avraham B. Yehoshua. In honor
of the 40th anniversary of the State of
Israel, other topics include Israel and
American Jewry, and Israeli culture
and society in the eighties.

The Center for Jewish Studies
wishes to thank all those who have
supported the Center so generously
and abidingly during 1986-87: Charles
Sidman, Dean of the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences; Anita Spring. Asso-
ciate Dean; Sam Proctor, Distinguished
Service Professor of History; Ralph
Lowenstein, Dean of the College of
Journalism and Communications; all
donors and friends who have made
possible the Center's wide variety of
activities on campus; Robert Lind-
gren, Jeff Robison, and Jim Palincsar
of the University of Florida Founda-
tion; the Jewish Studies faculty; Ms.
Carlene Smith. Administrative Secre-
tary to the Center; the Jewish Studies
Academic Advisory Committee; de-
partment chairmen, the Hillel Foun-
dation, Student Government and
CLASSC for their cosponsorships; the
Jewish Student Union and those indi-
vidual students who helped bring
much of the programming to fruition.

Jewish Studies Instructional
Staff 1987-89
Warren Bargad, Director (Modern Hebrew Lan-
guage and Literature)
Andres Avellaneda (Latin American Jewish Lit-
Gershon Brin (Biblical Studies)
Malka Dagan (Hebrew)
Dora Friedman (Hebrew)
Andrew Gordon (American Jewish Fiction)
Howard Greenstein (Adjunct Lecturer: Modern
Jewish History)
Sheldon Isenberg (Jewish Mysticism; Classical
and Modem Judaism)
Shlomo Lederman (Hebrew; Linguistics)
Allan Lehmann (Adjunct Lecturer: Classic Jew-
ish Texts)
Barry Mesch (Jewish Philosophy; Hebrew
Scriptures; Classical and Moder Judaism)
Melvyn New (The Modem Jewish Novel)
Harry Paul (History of the Jews of France)
George Pozzetta (Immigration and Ethnicity in
American History)
Harold Stahmer (Modern Jewish Philosophies)
Barrie Straus (Women in Jewish Literature)
Jack Zipes (Germans and Jews: A Social and
Cultural History)

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"A Time to Build"

The University of Florida has an-
nounced a building campaign to re-
furbish Flint Hall, one of the Univer-
sity's original academic buildings, to
serve as the permanent home of the
Center for Jewish Studies.
Spearheaded by Mr. Benjamin
Greenbaum of Tampa, the campaign,
entitled "A Time to Build," will raise
$3.2 million by 1990 to carry out the
project. The Center's need for facili-
ties is great. Ever-increasing numbers
of students, a full calendar of public
programs, and growth in the number
of scholars who work at and through
the Center have created a need for
centralized and more suitable offices,
classrooms, conference and seminar
rooms, and even a gallery and me-
dium-sized auditorium.
Once established in Flint Hall.
these facilities will give the Center for
Jewish Studies the location, visibility,
and space for continued program
strength and development.

Gifts to the University of Florida's
Center for Jewish Studies "A Time to
Build" campaign should be made
through the University of Florida
Foundation. Individual contributions
of sufficient size to this project will of-
fer the opportunity to name rooms or
areas in the building or to commemo-
rate individual or family names. A gift
of special magnitude can add a name

to the building title, "Flint Hall."
For further information on gift op-
portunities please call or write the
University of Florida Foundation,
P.O. Box 14425, Gainesville, Florida
32604, (904) 392-1691, or contact Dr.
Warren Bargad, Director, Center for
Jewish Studies, 401 Grinter Hall, Uni-
versity of Florida. Gainesville, Flor-
ida, 32611, (904) 392-9247.

Melton Endowed Legislative Professorship

Through the generosity of Mr. Sa-
muel M. Melton of Columbus, Ohio
and Boca Raton, the Samuel M.
Melton Legislative Professorship has
been established in the Center for Jew-
ish Studies under the provisions of
the State of Florida's Major Gift Chal-
lenge Program. According to the pro-
visions of this program, the Melton
gift of $100,000-the second
$100,000 gift to the Center by the Sa-
muel M. Melton Foundation-the
State's Major Gift Challenge Program

will provide $50.000 in matching
funds to establish an endowed fund to
support this professorship in Jewish

The Samuel M. Melton Legislative
Professorship will allow the Center
for Jewish Studies either to invite a
visiting professor from Israel in one of
the various Jewish Studies disciplines
to teach under the sponsorship of the
Center, or to use the annual income of
the Legislative Professorship Fund to

supplement the program of another
faculty position in the Center for Jew-
ish Studies.

The Center, its faculty and staff, are
grateful to Florence and Sam Melton
for their generous gift. An additional
appointment to the academic program
offered by the Center will continue to
provide Jewish Studies with the
means to offer greater opportunities
for students at the University of Flor-

Wendy Belkin, First B.A. in Jewish Studies

In May, 1987, Wendy Kay Belkin of
Clearwater became the University of
Florida's first B.A. graduate in Jewish
During her university career,
Wendy. a St. Louis native, was active
in Hillel in both religious and social
functions. She was also a founder and
co-ordinator of Chevruta Student To-
rah Study Group which meets during
the semester, occasionally conducts
services at Hillel, holds Passover Se-
darim, and sponsors semi-annual reli-
gious retreats. During her senior year,

Wendy served as the representative of
the Center for Jewish Studies to the
College of Arts and Sciences Student
Council. She later became a member
of the Council.
"One of the highlights of my col-
lege career," Wendy has stated, "was
spending the second half of my Junior
year as a student in the Overseas Stu-
dent Program at Tel Aviv University. I
am considering making aliyah in the
next few years." Wendy plans to use
her degree in Jewish Studies to pursue
a career in Jewish community service.

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Kolko Memorial Scholarship Fund Established

Initiated by Dr. Louis D. Cohen,
Professor Emeritus of Psychology at
the University of Florida and a resi-
dent of Gainesville, the Philip and
David Kolko Memorial Scholarship
Fund has been established in the Cen-
ter for Jewish Studies in honor of Prof.
Cohen's two uncles, who were natives
of Poland.
The endowed fund, currently
amounting to $25.000, has been con-

stituted mainly by the generous gifts
of Prof. Cohen and his cousins, Philip
Kolko of Hawaii, and Philip E. Kub-
zansky of Boston University. Match-
ing funds from the IBM Corporation
were also contributed to the capital of
the Kolko Fund.
The purpose of the Kolko Fund is to
provide scholarship assistance to stu-
dents who wish to spend a semester or
a year of study in Israel. The Kolko

Memorial Scholarship Fund Commit-
tee will consider both academic excel-
lence and financial need in making
the scholarship awards.
Kolko scholarship applications will
be made available in Spring 1988, in
time for applications to the University
of Florida approved programs for
1988-89 at the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, and
Haifa University.

Breier Visiting Fellow Program

Robert J. Breier, a Coral Gables at-
torney, and the Estate of Albert J.
Breier, have contributed $25,000 to
establish the Breier Visiting Fellow
Program under the aegis of the Center
for Jewish Studies.
The Breier Program will enable the
Center to invite an outstanding Jewish
scholar to the campus of the Univer-
sity of Florida for several days each
year. The scholar will meet with stu-
dents and faculty and discuss various
issues within the scholar's particular
field of interest. The scholar will also
give a public lecture for a wider cam-
pus and community audience.

A wide variety of topics may be the
subject of the Breier Visiting Fellow
Program from year to year. One of the
programs contemplated will include
the problem of cults.
Dr. Warren Bargad, Director. notes
that "the Breier Visiting Fellow Pro-
gram will be a cornerstone of the Jew-
ish Studies academic programming
each year. The program will attract
many students to these scholarly dis-
cussions and expose them to a wide
range of Jewish issues."
The first Breier Visiting Fellow will
be the prominent Israeli novelist, A.
B. Yehoshua.

Certificates Awarded 1986-87
Six Certificates in Jewish Studies
were awarded to the following stu-
dents in academic year 1986-87: Igal
Chemerinski, Marcy L. Greenspoon,
Fern Lisa Weiner, Jodi L. Davis, Ri-
chard Sand, and Wendy Belkin.

1987 Bnai Zion Award
Jodi Cohen of Sunrise, Florida, re-
ceived the 1987 Bnai Zion Award for
Excellence in Hebrew. The award is
made by the Bnai Zion Foundation of
New York.

Anne and Bernard Panush Fund

In honor of special birthday an-
niversaries, the children of Anne and
Bernard Panush of Clearwater, Flor-
ida, have established the Anne and
Bernard Panush Fund to support Ju-
daic scholarship and teaching at the
University of Florida through the Cen-
ter for Jewish Studies. Longtime resi-
dents of Detroit, Michigan, the
Panushes moved to Clearwater, Flor-
ida, upon their retirements in 1976.
Both Anne and Bernard have been
active in Jewish and communal affairs
throughout their lives. Their varied
activities have included the Michigan
Jewish Historical Society. Congrega-
tions Beth Aaron and Beth Achim in
Detroit, Metropolitan B'nai B'rith
Council, Community Relations Coun-
cil, the Anti-Defamation League, Ha-
dassah, and the United Hebrew
Schools. For many years Bernard was
Accounting Manager and then Deputy

Commissioner of the Detroit Depart-
ment of Public Works. Anne was a su-
pervising teacher for the Detroit Board
of Education.
Since moving to Clearwater, the
Panushes have served the Jewish Fed-
eration, Congregation Beth Shalom,
Pinellas County Mental Health Asso-
ciation, Clearwater Public Library,
Hadassah, and the Golda Meir Center.
The Panush children, who initiated
the Anne and Bernard Panush Fund,
are Rena and Richard Panush of
Gainesville, and Ellen and Julian Ze-
lenko of Rehovoth, Israel.

Anne and Bernard Panush


The Price Library of Judaica

The past year has been marked by
remarkable progress on a number of
fronts. A major on-going project has
been to convert our catalog cards for
Hebrew and Yiddish monographs to
machine-readable form for display in
transliterated form on LUIS (Library
User Information Service), the online
computer catalog providing informa-
tion on the collections of the State
University System. At the present
time, some 95% of the Judaica Li-
brary's cataloged monographic hold-
ings appear on LUIS, and virtually all
of the cataloged material in western
languages are now shared nationally
on OCLC and RLIN, the two major
bibliographic networks that support
resource sharing on an international
level through their interlibrary loan

As of July 6, 1987, the UF libraries,
including its Judaica Library, are no
longer maintaining the familiar card
catalogs. With the exception of peri-
odicals which are non-circulating,
readers of AMUDIM can borrow books
from the Price Library by first contact-
ing their local library which in turn
will borrow the needed volumes or
obtain photocopied articles at a nomi-
nal charge from the University of Flor-
ida's Interlibrary Loan department.
A second project, now well under
way, is to add provisional records for
the Judaica Library's monographic
backlog of approximately 7,000 un-
cataloged titles to the LUIS online cat-
alog. With the exception of about
1,000 fairly recent Israeli books in He-
brew and perhaps five hundred scarce
pamphlets from the Mishkin Collec-
tion, especially German Judaica, that
await cataloging, this backlog con-
sists of older, hard-to-obtain Hebrew
and Yiddish books for which Library
of Congress cataloging copy is un-
available. In terms of subject matter,
the volumes encompass rabbinics, ed-
ucation, literature, Jewish move-
ments, Zionism, and Israel. This trea-
sure of irreplaceable books and
fugitive pamphlets from pre-Holo-
caust Europe and Palestine/Israel,

both before and after statehood in
1948, adds immeasurable depth to our
resources and suggests an endowment
opportunity by interested readers if
our rarities are to be preserved and
cataloged for future generations of re-

In recent months, the University of
Florida Libraries has launched a pres-
ervation program under the direction
of Mr. Erich Kesse to identify fragile
library materials for microfilming or
deacidification and encapsulation as
appropriate. As part of his training
through the Preservation Program of
Columbia University's School of Li-
brary Science, Mr. Kesse prepared a
detailed "Physical Conditions Sur-
vey" of the library collection at the
Yivo Institute of Jewish Research in
New York because of this library's
similarity in terms of bibliographic re-
sources to the Price Library of Judaica.
Surveys of our collection for endan-
gered brittle books are already under-
way and we are pleased to collaborate
with Erich Kesse in furthering the
labor-intensive and costly preserva-
tion program that our library, the fore-
most repository of Judaica and Hebra-
ica in the southeastern United States,
so urgently demands.

With about 4,500 linear feet of
shelving at its disposal, the Library
continues to grow at an accelerated
rate; approximately 75% of the cur-
rently available space is being used
for library materials. Without the gen-
erous support of Mr. Richard Bennett,
chairman of the UF Libraries' Access
Services department, who provided
several hundred feet of shelving for
our vault and other areas, both within
and outside of the Price Library
proper, we literally would have out-
grown our cramped facilities in Li-
brary East some two years ago.
Books and journals continue to
pour into the Price Library from

around the world. Announcements,
catalogs, offers, and reviews of books
are continually searched against LUIS
in order to avoid unwanted duplica-
tion of needed titles and are then or-
dered as funding permits. With in-
come from the Price Library
endowment, we added in 1986/87
about 150 memorial volumes, all of
them scarce and greatly sought after
by historians and genealogists, of
eastern European Jewish communities
extinguished by the Nazis. Jewish
community histories from Germany
and Italy have similarly been added,
and we received through purchase
several dozen scholarly, out-of-print
monographs from a Dutch firm, Anti-
quariaat Spinoza.
We also solicit and receive gifts of
selected monographs, pamphlets and
research studies from individuals and


at the University of Florida

organizations, both Jewish and non-
Jewish, from around the world,
thereby enabling us to add dozens of
uncommon "here today, gone tomor-
row" items from faraway places such
as Nairobi, Zurich, or Sao Paulo, Bra-
zil. (As I write these lines, today's
mail delivered the requested seventy-
fifth anniversary booklet honoring the
Salisbury Hebrew Congregation,
1895-1970; Salisbury is today Harare,
the capital city of Zimbabwe, formerly

It should come as no surprise that
books are increasingly expensive:
thus, it is only through donations and
endowments that we can provide a re-
spectable level of enrichment in the
form of retrospective purchases to-
gether with the most significant books

published in Israel today. Funding
from the State of Florida enables us to
buy only about 15"o of the new re-
leases of Judaica in English while at
the same time supporting our current
subscriptions of some 340 periodicals
and newsletters, with most of the ti-
tles in the latter category being virtu-
ally unique among libraries in the

Given the fact that 400o of this
budget is reserved for subscriptions,
the remaining "discretionary" 60%
(around $10,000) simply cannot sup-
port either a timely or a comprehen-
sive international acquisitions pro-
gram for new Jewish books in all
languages and certainly not audio-vis-
ual media, microform collections of
rara or the Jewish press, manuscript
facsimiles, or expensive sets in gen-
eral. Two examples of the latter are
close at hand: The Encyclorama of Is-
rael ($695) or the forthcoming 39-vol-
ume The Rise of Israel: A Documen-
tary Record from the Nineteenth
Century to 1948 ($2,400), a "Facsim-
ile Series Reproducing over 1,900
Documents," edited by Howard M.
Sachar. If the much-needed financial
improvements are to be made, they
can only come from the private sector
through supplemental funding in the
form of endowments, grants from Jew-
ish community federations, and dona-
tions to our "adopt a book" endow-
ment fund.

We congratulate Mrs. Yael Herbs-
man, formerly a Library Technical As-
sistant at the Price Library, upon re-
ceiving her Master's degree in Library
Science from Florida State University;
her Israeli library science degree is
from Haifa Universitv. She has subse-
quently moved to the UF Libraries'
Catalog Department where she now
serves as monographic cataloger for
the social sciences and is the resident
cataloging specialist for Hebraica.

It is a pleasure to report that the Ju-
daica Library's Library Technical As-
sistant II position has finally been up-
graded into a fulltime one. Yael's
replacement is Elizabeth ("Joy")
Funk who transferred to the Judaica
Library from the main library after 16
years of para-professional cataloging
experience. In addition to managing
our binding and book ordering activi-
ties, Joy is also responsible for adding
our backlog of unprocessed books and
the new receipts to the online catalog
either through "downloading" of
OCLC records or by direct typing of
text into LUIS. In the years to come, it
is our expectation that we can take the
first steps to bring our valuable collec-
tion of journals, perhaps 1,200 or
more titles, under similar biblio-
graphic control. With dial access to
the RLIN database available within
the Price Library, this utility will be
increasingly relied upon as this net-
work adds the long-anticipated ver-
nacular Hebrew capability later this

The current year marks a significant
anniversary in the Judaica Library's
existence in that a full ten years have
passed since the acquisition of our
core collection from Rabbi Leonard
Mishkin of Chicago. Now ten years
young, the Price Library of Judaica
can point to great accomplishments
and strengths as a regional center of
library excellence in Jewish studies.
We solicit your use of the collection
and the tangible support that helps to
maintain the momentum of our rapid
growth if the library is to address the
needs of the community of faculty,
students, and visiting researchers for
a comprehensive, up-to-date reposi-
tory of library resources.

Enquiries may be addressed to Rob-
ert Singerman. Price Library of Juda-
ica, 18 Library East, University of
Florida Libraries, Gainesville, FL
32611 (phone 904-392-0308).

6 / AlM DIM

Programs on
"Women in JudaismI"
Colloquium on
"Women in Jewish Literature"

In conjunction with Prof. Isenberg's
course on "Women in Judaism," the
Center for Jewish Studies has invited
four prominent Jewish women writers
to the University of Florida to read
from their works and to discuss with
students and faculty the images and is-
sues of women in contemporary Amer-
ican fiction. The authors are Marjorie
Sandor, Esther Broner, Francine Prose,
and Lynne Sharon Schwartz. The pro-
gram, scheduled for the week of Octo-
ber 19-22. is cosponsored by the De-
partment of English and its Creative
Writing Program.
Marjorie Sandor, who will be joining
the University's English faculty in
Fall, 1988, is the author of "The Git-
tel," an acclaimed short story, antholo-
gized in Best American Short Stories
1985 and Twenty Under Thirty. an an-
thology of young writers [Scribners.
1986). She has also published in An-
taeus, The Agni Review, and The
Georgia Review. An M.F.A. graduate
of the University of Iowa, Ms. Sandor
has worked as a writer since 1985 for
the Harvard University News office
and currently teaches in Harvard's
Writing Program.

Francine Prose is the author of seven
novels, including Household Saints,
Hungry Hearts, and Bigfoot Dreams.
Her work has appeared in The New
Yorker, The Atlantic, Mademoiselle.
Antaeus, Ibgue. and many other pub-
lications, and she has written a series
of "Hers" columns for The New York
Times. She has taught at Harvard,
Sarah Lawrence, The University of
Arizona, The University of Utah, and
in the Warren Wilson M.F.A. Program
for Writers. A collection of her short
stories, Women and Children First.
will be published by Pantheon in
spring, 1988.

Esther Broner is the author of five
books, including Her Mothers, a
novel, and A Weave of Women, a col-
lection of short stories. Twice an
awardee of the National Endowment
for the Arts. Ms. Broner was a profes-
sor of English at Wayne State Univer-
sity and has been a Visiting Writer at
Sarah Lawrence. Her writings have

appeared in Moment, Tikkun, Com-
mentary, Story, Nimrod, and other

Lynne Sharon Schwartz has written
three novels: Rough Strife (nominated
for an American Book Award and a
PEN 'Hemingway First Novel Award),
Balancing Acts, and Disturbances in
the Field; and two collections of sto-
ries, Acquainted With the Night and
The Melting Pot and Other Subversive
Stories (a new collection to be pub-
lished in the Fall of 1987). An
awardee of the Guggenheim Founda-
tion and the National Endowment for
the Arts. Ms. Schwartz has taught fic-
tion writing at Columbia University,
The University of Iowa, and Rice Uni-
versity, and is currently Acting Direc-
tor of the Creative Writing Program at
Boston Uni\ ersity.

In addition to their readings, the au-
thors will meet with students and fac-
ulty in smaller group sessions to dis-
cuss aspects of creative writing and
their perspectives on women in con-
temporary Jewish literature.

Francine Prose

Lecture programs

Two internationally known Jewish
women scholars will be featured in
the "Women in Judaism" Lecture Se-
ries during the Fall Semester.

On November 23, 1987, Prof. Paula
H. Hyman, Lucy Moses Professor of
Modern Jewish History, Yale Univer-
sity, will speak on the topic "Was
There a 'World of Our Mothers'? The
Experience of Jewish Women in
Prof. Hyman is an expert in the so-
cial history of the Jews of France. She
also has been closely involved in the
study of the history of American Jew-
ish women and has co-edited the vol-
ume The Jewish Woman in America
(Dial, 1976). She has also written
From Dreyfus to Vichy: The Remaking
of French Jewry, 1906-1939 (Columbia
University Press, 1979), and co-edited
The Jewish Family: Myths and Reality
(Holmes and Meier, 1986). A member
of Phi Beta Kappa, Prof. Hyman has
been awarded research grants by the
Memorial Foundation for Jewish Cul-
ture, the American Council of
Learned Societies, and the National
Endowment for the Humanities. In
spring, 1986, she was a Lady Davis
visiting professor at the Hebrew Uni-
versity, Jerusalem.
During her visit to the University,
Prof. Hyman will also address a group
of University of Florida Fulbright
Scholars on "The Experience of Jew-
ish Women in America." This pro-
gram is part of the Fulbright Enrich-
ment series sponsored by the College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Prof. Yedida K. Stillman, Director of
the Judaic Studies Program at the
State University of New York at
Binghamton, will present a public
lecture on December 7, 1987, on "Tra-
ditional Costumes of Moroccan Jew-
ish Women."
Author of Palestinian Costume and
Jewelry (University of New Mexico
Press, 1979) and From Southern Mo-
rocco to Northern Israel: Material Cul-
ture in Shelomi (Haifa University
Press, 1982), Prof. Stillman has writ-
ten widely on Near Eastern Jewish
folklore, attire, customs, and magic.
She has collaborated with her hus-
band, Prof. Norman A. Stillman, also
of SUNY-Binghamton, on the transla-
tion of An Italian Jew in Eighteenth-
Century Morocco: Samuel Romanel-
li's "Journey in an Arab Land."
During her stay in Gainesville, Prof.
Stillman will also address a class on
"The Arab Woman" on the topic "At-
titudes toward Women in Traditional
Near Eastern Societies."


Jewish Studies
Programs, 1987-88

New Course Offerings
Three new courses in Jewish Stud-
ies will be offered during 1987-88,
Professor Sheldon Isenberg's
course on "Women in Judaism" of-
fers a survey of women's images and
issues from the Bible to contempo-
rary Jewish feminism. Much of the
Center's programming during the
Fall pertains to the subject matter
presented in this new course.
A course on "American Jewish
History," taught by Howard Green-
stein, an Ohio State University Ph.D.
and Rabbi of Temple Ahavath
Chesed in Jacksonville, will focus on
the history of Jewish immigration to
America, the intellectual and cul-
tural development of the American
Jewish community, religious diver-
sity, and community organization.
Dr. Warren Bargad's course on "In-
troduction to Modern Hebrew Litera-
ture" will present selections from
contemporary Israeli poetry and
short fiction. The course is offered at
the third-year level and requires flu-
ency in Hebrew. The language of
discussion in the course is Hebrew.

This past year again has been a sig-
nificant period of growth and pro-
gress for the Center for Jewish Stud-
ies. Many gifts, both large and small,
have continued to strengthen the Cen-
ter and have encouraged the support
and involvement of the entire Florida
Jewish community.
As we look to the future, there re-
mains much to accomplish. The addi-
tion of new Jewish Studies course of-
ferings and programs, new
distinguished faculty, and, eventu-
ally, a Graduate Studies program are
among our goals. The Price Library of
Judaica also must grow to keep pace
with research needs and academic ex-
We cannot accomplish these goals
alone. tou, the readers of AMUDIM,
can help make this vision a reality.
Please use the attached card and be-
come a "Friend" of the Center or the
Price Library.

Elie Wiesel Lecture
On March 9, 1988, the world-re-
nowned author and lecturer, Elie
Wiesel, will speak on "Legends of
Our Time." His presentation is the
second in the annual Gary R. Gerson
Lecture Series.
Born in Sighet, Transylvania, in
1928, Mr. Wiesel was a prisoner in the
infamous concentration camps of
Birkenau, Auschwitz, and Bu-
chenwald in 1944-45. After the libera-
tion, he lived until 1956 in Paris,
where he studied at The Sorbonne
and the University of Paris, and also
worked as a journalist for Israeli.
French, and American newspapers.
The author of twenty-seven vol-
umes of many genres-novels, essays,
testimonies, stories, legends, and
plays-Mr. Wiesel has also had a dis-
tinguished academic career. He has
held Distinguished Professor posi-
tions at the City University of New
York, Florida International University,
and Yale University, and since 1976
has been a Distinguished University
Professor at Boston University.
Mr. Wiesel's public service and or-
ganizational activities as well as his
many honors and awards are too nu-
merous to list here. Highlights in-
clude Chairman of the United States
Holocaust Memorial Council, Fellow
of the American Academy of Arts and
Sciences, honorary degrees from over
fifty universities in the United States
and abroad, and, in 1986, the Nobel
Peace Prize.
A number of festive activities are

Elie Wiesel

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Mr. Wiesel's

The Center for Jewish Studies
wishes to thank the following organi-
zations for their generous support of
the Jewish Studies Program:
The Jewish Chautauqua Society,
which will provide annual support for
a course in Jewish Studies offered
during the Spring semester;
The Bnai Zion Foundation, which
will provide annually a prize award
for Excellence in Hebrew to an under-
graduate student;
The Hebrew Culture Foundation,
which provides an annual stipend to
support the Hebrew Language and
Literature program;
The Gainesville Jewish Appeal,
which supports the programs and
events sponsored by the Center for
Jewish Studies.
The Center offers its gratitude to
these organizations and to all our in-
dividual donors for the support of its
activities and annual programs.



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Oct. 19-22 "Contemporary American Fiction:
Four Jewish Women and Their Writings'
All events at 8:00 P.M., Gannett Auditoriumn
Marjorie Sandor Oct. 19
Francine Prose Oct. 20
Esther Broner Oct. 21
Lynne Sharon Schwartz Oct. 22
Nov. 23 Paula E. Hyman (Yale University)
"Was There a 'World of Our Mothers'?
The Experience of Jewish Women in
8:00 P.M., Gannett Auditorium
Dec. 7 Yedida Stillman (SUNY at Binghamton)
"Traditional Costumes of Moroccan Jewish
Women" (lecture and slide presentation)
8:00 P.M., L005 Turlington
Mar. 9 The Gary R. Gerson Lecture
Elie Wiesel (prominent author and Nobel
"Legends of Our Time"
8:00 P.M., University Memorial
Apr. 14 The BreierVisiling Fellow
Avraham B. Yehoshua (Israeli novelist)
"The Israeli Writer Confronts His Society"
8:00 P.M.. Gannett Auditorium

A. B. Yehoshua, Israeli Novelist
The noted Israeli novelist. Avraham B. Yehoshua will be
the Center's first Breier Visiting Felloe. He will speak on
"The Israeli Writer Confronts His Society" on April 14,
Ever since his first collection of short stories, The Death
of the Old Man (1962), Mr. Yehoshua's works have been at
the forefront of contemporary Israeli fiction. A number of

his writings in English translation have been well re-
ceived by British and American reading audiences. These
include the novels The Lover (1977) and A Late Divorce
Mr. Yehosllua's latest work of fiction is the novel
Molkho (1986). Also known as a playwright, Mr.
Yehoshua's most recent play, Possessions, was produced
by the Haifa Municipal Theatre. The play has been trans-
lated into English and published in the Spring-Summer
1987 issue of Formations.

Visiting Professor Gershon Brin
Gershon Brin, Associate Professor of Bible at Tel Aviv
University, is Visiting Associate Professor of Jewish Stud-
ies at the University of Florida during the Fall Semester.
A native of Tel Aviv, Professor Brin is the author of
Studies in the Book of Ezekiel (1975) and The Prophet in
His Struggles (1983), both in Hebrew, and has published
numerous articles in scholarly journals. He has also con-
tributed many items to biblical reference works, includ-
ing the Biblical Encc clopedia and The World of the Bible.
During 1979-1982 he served as Chairman of the Depart-
ment of Bible at Tel Aviv Unviersity.
An expert in biblical law, prophecy, and the Dead Sea
Scrolls literature, Prof. Brin teaches two courses: "Bibli-
cal Law" and "Biblical Prophecy." He will also lecture on
"The Law of Manslaughter: The Creation of a Biblical

Fall Semester Courses
Elementary Hebrew (3 sections), Intermediate Hebrew,
Introduction to Judaism: Classical Period, Biblical Proph-
ecy, Biblical Law, Women in Judaism, American Jewish
History, Topics in Jewish Thought (graduate course).

Spring Semester Courses
Elementary Hebrew, Intermediate Hebrew, Introduc-
tion to Judaism: Modern Period, Jewish MI sticism. Zion-
ism and the State of Israel, Jewish Thought (Honors

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