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AMUDIM


Elie Wiesel Visit Highlights


1987-88 Programs


The visit of Elie Wiesel to the Uni-
versity of Florida on March 8, 1988,
provided a climax to the recent
growth and development of the Uni-
versity's Center for Jewish Studies. A
throng of 1200 students filled the Uni-
versity Memorial Auditorium beyond
capacity to hear the renowned author
and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate speak
on the topic "Legends of our Time."
Mr. Wiesel's lecture was part of the
endowed Gary R. Gerson Lecture Se-
ries, sponsored by Gary and Niety
Gerson of Miami.
Prior to Mr. Wiesel's presentation,
two hundred guests gathered for a
gala dinner at the University Centre
lotel to honor the speaker. Those in
attendance included student leaders,
large contingents from the Gainesville
and Jacksonville communities, and
friends of the Center from Ocala,
Tampa, West Palm Beach and Miami.


After the dinner Mr. Wiesel spoke of
the importance of Jewish Studies cur-
ricula at American universities and
praised the University of Florida and
its College of Liberal Arts and Sci-
ences for nurturing and expanding
the Center for Jewish Studes over the
years.
In his lecture Mr. Wiesel drew on
biblical and other classical legends.
He spoke poignantly and sensi-
tively-and often good-hu-
moredly-on the tradition of learning,
the uncertainty in today's nuclear
world, issues of anti-Semitism, and
relations between Arabs and Jews in
Israel. Toward the end of his talk he
read a letter he had written years be-
fore to a Palestinian Arab who had
contacted him concerning the Arab-
Israeli conflict. Our moral code, he
noted, should tell us that "no human
being should be taken as an abstrac-


tion." Both Palestinians and Jews
have suffered. "I believe in some-
thing very simple," he said. "Words
are our power; they become prayers
for the dignity of man, for the sover-
eignty of the person." His vision was
one of eventual resolution and peace.
At the conclusion of his talk Mr.
Wiesel was besieged by students who
gathered around him with questions
and responses. Even though he had
spoken for over an hour, he stood pa-
tiently to autograph his books and to
discuss further the issues he had
raised.
For the Center and for the Univer-
sity as a whole, the evening with Elie
Wiesel was indeed a momentous occa-
sion. The force of his personality and
the gracious yet incisive delineation
of his views made an indelible im-
pression on all who came in contact
with him.


Richard Dresdner. Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, chats with Elie Wiesel before dinner


Jewish Studies Instructional
Staff 1988-90
Warren Bargad. Director (Modern Hebrew Lan-
guage and Literature]
Andres Avellsneda (Latin American Jewish Lit-
erature)
Yaacov Bar-Simon-Tov (Fulbright Scholar in
Residence: The Arab-Israeli Conflict,
International Relations)
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
Scripl ures: Classical and Modern Judaism)
Melvyn New [The Modern 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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Kahn Visiting Scholar Endowment


Arthur and Violette Kahn of Miami
Beach have endowed a fund in the
Center for Jewish Studies which will
bring to the campus annually an out-
standing Jewish scholar for a one or
two-week residence. The Kahn
Scholar will meet with students and
faculty in a seminar format to present
and discuss various issues of interest
within the scholar's particular field of
interest. The Kahn Scholar will also
give a series of public presentations
for a wider campus and community
audience.
The Arthur and Violette Kahn Visit-
ing Scholar Endowment will intro-
duce the student body to a wide range
of Jewish scholarly topics, such as
Jewish Philosphy and Thought, He-
brew and Yiddish Literature, Israel
and Middle East, the Sociology of
American Jewry, and Holocaust Stud-
ies. The first Kahn Visiting Scholar
will be Prof. Joseph Gutmann of
Wayne State University who will open
the Center's Spring "Jewish Arts Se-
ries" on January 26, 1989, with a lec-


Arthur and Violette Kahn
ture on "What Is Jewish Art?"
A member of the class of 1938,
Arthur Kahn was recently inducted
into the University of Florida's
"Grand Guard."


The Center for Jewish Studies
wishes to thank the following organi-
zations for their generous support of
the Jewish Studies Program:

The Gainesville Jewish Appeal,
which supports the programs and
events sponsored by the Center for
Jewish studies;
The Jewish Chautauqua Society,
which provides annual support for a
course in Jewish Studies offered dur-
ing the Spring semester;
The Bnai Zion Foundation,
which will provide annually a prize
award for Excellence in Hebrew to an
undergraduate student;
The Hebrew Culture Foundation,
which has provided $28,000 over the
past ten years in support of the Uni-
versity of Florida's Hebrew Studies
program.

The Center offers its gratitude to
these organizations and to all our in-
dividual donors for the support of its
activities and annual programs.


A.B. Yehoshua on "Exile"


On Thursday, April 14, 1988 the
noted Israeli novelist and essayist,
A.B. Yehoshua spoke to a large audi-
ence in Bless Auditorium on the Uni-
versity campus. Yehoshua came to the
University as part of the Breier Visiting
Fellow Lecture Program. His appear-
ance coincided with Yom Hashoah,
Holocaust Remembrance Day, and the
topic he chose to speak on was di-
rected toward the whole concept of
Diaspora and the continued and con-
tinuing existence of the Jews outside
of the Land of Israel.


Prof. Yehoshua challenged the audi-
ence with his radical interpretation of
anti-Semitism and his views on the
unwillingness of Jews throughout
their history to "give up" the Dias-
pora. The discussion following the
lecture provoked a heated exchange
between the lecturer and his audience
which continued into the reception.
Prof. Yehoshua presented an intellec-
tual challenge to the Jewish commu-
nity of Gainesville which stimulated
discussion for days and weeks follow-
ing the event.


Certificates Awarded 1987-88
Three students were awarded the
Certificate in Jewish Studies in 1987-
88: Boaz Dvir of Ft. Lauderdale, Eric
Baum of Miami, and Jess Dolgin of
Gainesville. Mr. Dolgin was also the
second student to graduate from the
University of Florida with a B.A. in
Jewish Studies.

1988 Bnai Zion Award
Matthew S. Marko of Margate, Flor-
ida, received the 1988 Bnai Zion
Award for Excellence in Hebrew. The
award is made by the Bnai Zion Foun-
dation of New York.

"Students in Jewish Studies"
This Fall a new group called the As-
sociation of Students in Jewish Stud-
ies (SJS) is being formed. The Associ-
ation welcomes all students who are
interested in Jewish Studies to join.
An organizational meeting will be
held in early November. For more in-
formation call Dyan Weissman at
376-9785, or Dr. Warren Bargad at
392-9247.


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Lecture on Southern Jewish History


On February 17, 1988, Eli Evans,
Southern Jewish historian and Presi-
dent of the Charles H. Revson Foun-
dation in New York, spoke on "Judah
P. Benjamin: The Jewish Confeder-
ate," the topic of a book recently pub-
lished by Mr. Evans. Educated at the
University of North Carolina and Yale
University, Mr. Evans worked for the
White House and was an executive of
the Carnegie Corporation before tak-
ing on his present position.
Judah P. Benjamin was Confederate
President Jefferson Davis's closest
confidant and, according to histo-
rians, the "Brains of the Confeder-
acy." Benjamin was the first
acknowledged Jew in the United States


Senate (from Louisiana) and later
served the Confederacy from 1861 to
1865 as Attorney General, Secretary of
War, and Secretary of State. Accord-
ing to Evans, Benjamin achieved
greater political power than perhaps
any other Jewish American in history.


With the collapse of the Confederacy
Benjamin fled to England. After many
years in London as Queen's Counsel
and a leading international lawyer in
the British Empire, Benjamin died in
Paris in 1884.


Jua P. Bejai wa Co.nfeder0ate


0ian 0nd acorin to hstras th
"Brains *f th Conedeac.


Fulbright
Scholar-in-Residence

The Center for Jewish Studies has
been funded by the Council for Inter-
national Exchange of Scholars, Wash-
ington, D.C., for a Fulbright Scholar-
in-Residence for 1988-89. Prof.
Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov, Senior Lec-
turer in the Department of Interna-
tional Relations at the Hebrew Univer-
sity of Jerusalem, has been selected
for this prestigious academic award.
Prof. Bar-Siman-Tov was educated
at the Hebrew University where he re-
ceived his B.A. degree in Political
Science and the History of Islamic
Countries, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in
International Relations. In 1978-79 he
was a post-doctoral Fellow in Political
Science at Stanford University, and in
1983-84 he was a Bronfman Fellow at
the Middle East Institute of Columbia
University.
The author of three books on Israel
and the Middle East, Prof. Bar-Siman-
Tov is at work on a new study entitled
Legitimacy for Policy Change: The
Peace Process as a Turning Point in
Israeli Foreign Policy. During the Fall
term the Fulbright Scholar-in-Resi-
dence will be researching and writing
this book; in the Spring he will teach
two courses: "The Arab-Israeli Con-
flict," and a graduate course, "Con-
flict, War, and Negotiations in the
Middle East." Prof. Bar-Siman-Tov is
accompanied by his wife, Ronit, and
their three children.


Colloquium of Jewish Women Writers


This week-long gathering in Octo-
ber, 1987, featured four contemporary
American Jewish women fiction writ-
ers: Marjorie Sandor, Francine Prose,
Esther Broner, and Lynne Sharon Sch-
wartz. Each writer read from current
or recently published works, sessions
were held with undergraduate and
graduate classes in the nationally rec-
ognized Creative Writing Program in
the Department of English, and a gen-
eral session with students probed the
role of Jewish women in literature and


in contemporary Jewish and Ameri-
can culture and society.
Since the colloquium Ms. Prose has
published a volume of short stories
called Women and Children First, and
Ms. Schwartz has published a collec-
tion entitled The Melting Pot and
Other Subversive Stories. In Fall,
1988, Ms. Sandor joined the Creative
Writing Program as Assistant Profes-
sor of English. Her first collection of
stories, A Night of Music, will soon be
published by Ecco Press, New York.


Jewish Women in History


In addition to the Colloquium of
Jewish Women Writers, two lectures
were presented in the "Women in Ju-
daism" series in Fall. 1987. The first,
in November, was a talk on "Was
There a 'World of Our Mothers'? The
Experience of Jewish Women in
America," given by Prof. Paula Hy-
man, Lucy Moses Professor of Moder
Jewish History at Yale University. The
lecture focused on the experiences of
immigrant Jewish women in New
York City at the turn of the century in
organizational, social, and work situ-
ations. Prof. Hyman also discussed
these experiences with a group of
University Fulbright students from


abroad and International Studies fac-
ulty at a breakfast gathering on the
morning following her public lecture.
The second presentation was by
Prof. Yedida K. Stillman, Director of
the Judaic Studies Program at the
State University of New York at
Binghamton. Her talk, which in-
cluded a slide presentation, was on
"Traditional Costumes of Moroccan
Jewish Women." Prof. Stillman, an
anthropologist whose main areas of
interest are folklore, attire, customs,
and magic, also met with a class in
"Arabic Culture" to discuss the role
and place of women in Near Eastern
traditional societies.





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The Price Library of Judaica


While no noteworthy gift collec-
tions were received in 1987/88, indi-
vidual items are continually solicited
and received from distant lands and
from Jewish organizations and syna-
gogues in the United States. Re-
quested titles of Jewish interest from
Australia, India, Morocco, and Fin-
land, to name just a few countries, are
typically sent on a complimentary ba-
sis to libraries. Upon cataloging, these
pamphlets and brochures enrich the
national bibliographic databases
where typically only two or three re-
ports, if even that many, of holding li-
braries may be encountered after five
or more years of a publication's exist-
ence. The Price Library's collection of
histories of American synagogues and
demographic studies of Jewish com-
munities is especially strong. Latin
American Judaica and memorial
books of extinguished Jewish towns
in eastern Europe continue to form a
collecting emphasis despite the rising
prices of books, new and old, owing
to a weaker dollar in relation to other
currencies and strong competition be-
tween libraries intent upon building
research-level collections. Endow-
ment funds must continually be
sought if the present level of current
and retrospective purchases, chiefly
in western languages, is to be main-
tained.
The past year witnessed the incep-
tion of an Israeli approval plan
whereby a reliable vendor in Israel au-
tomatically supplies copies of newly
published titles according to a well-
defined subject profile. The major
benefits of such a plan include the
prompt shipment of newly published
books before they can go out of print
and without the labor intensive paper-
work required to identify and to proc-
ess individual orders. The Judaica Li-
brary's journal collection, after
several years of intensive develop-
ment, is now quite strong with over
400 paid and complimentary current
subscriptions. Although there will al-
ways be hundreds of titles from Israel
and the Jewish centers outside of Is-
rael that the Price Library will not
subscribe to, resource sharing among


American libraries can be expected to
meet the occasional local need for
photocopies of articles from periodi-
cals.
A major collection development
need remains: the acquisition of mi-
crofilms of some of the major Anglo-
Jewish and Hebrew newspapers that
have appeared in the past century and
a half. The highly regarded London
Jewish Chronicle (1840 to date), for
instance, is not in the Price Library
collection because a complete file on
film would cost in excess of $8.000.
The same situation applies in the case
of the major Israeli Hebrew dailies,
(Davar, ha-Arets, Yedi'ot aharonot)
and representative pre-World War II
European newspapers, these being es-
sential primary source materials one
would expect to find in a Judaica re-
search library. At the same time, the
filming of currently-held brittle mon-
ographs and serials is an enormous fi-
nancial burden that cannot be prop-
erly supported by the regular
materials budget while at the same
time depending on this budget for
keeping abreast of the current Jewish
book production from around the
world. The preservation filming of
fragile titles, be they cataloged or un-
cataloged, is perhaps the greatest and
most pressing challenge now con-
fronting the Price Library of Judaica
where well over half of the collection
is brittle and becoming increasingly
fragile.
In addition to supporting the teach-
ing and research program of the Cen-
ter for Jewish Studies at the Univer-
sity of Florida, the Judaica Library's
monographic holdings circulate
freely to other libraries on interlibrary
loan. The Bureau of Library Services
for the Blind and Physically Handi-
capped (Florida Division of Blind
Services, Daytona Beach), for in-
stance, borrows volumes for record-
ing and production in the talking
book format.
Mr. Robert Singerman, in addition
to doubling as the Acting Head, De-
partment of Special Collections at the
UF Libraries, was recently elected
president of the Association of Jewish


Libraries' Research and Special Li-
braries division for a two-year term
(1988-90).
* *


As the University of Florida
launches a major capital campaign on
September 30th, it is vitally important
that the Price Library receives your
contributions to help preserve the ma-
terials already in its fine collection
and to grow by acquiring important
volumes and periodicals not currently
held.
Few libraries can afford to acquire
all titles which ought to be added and





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at the University of Florida



Microforms


the Price Library is no exception. We
offer the following list of important
research materials which we cannot
add and remain within our budget in
the hope that donors will consider un-
derwriting a particular title or two.
The volumes will be cataloged into
the collection and gifts will be re-
corded and acknowledged in issues of
Amudim, the newsletter of the Center
for Jewish Studies and the Price Li-
brary of Judaica.
Your gift will make an important ad-
dition possible and, at the same time,
establish a fine memorial or honor for
an especially important friend, rela-
tive, or occasion.


1) Jewish Theological Seminary Mi-
crofilms of Manuscripts:
a) History of Science/$840.
b) Maimonides/$455.
c) Adler Special Manuscripts/
$840.
2) Hebrew Books from the Harvard
College Library on microfiche:
Pt. I, Rabbinic Literature and Pt.
II, Humanities'$40,000 (Special
pre-payment price).
3) German-Jewish Periodicals from
the Leo Baeck Institute, 1768-
1938, on microfilm.
Pt. I, $4.600.
Pt. II, $2,000.
4) Pamphlets on Anglo-Jewish His-
tory from the Israel Solomons
Collection of the Jewish Theolog-
ical Seminary on microfiche/
$1,400,
5) Archives of the Destruction (mi-
crofiche).
A photographic record of the Hol-
ocaust drawn from the Yad
Vashem Martyrs' and Heroes' Re-
membrance Authority collection
in Jerusalem (over 15,000 pho-
tos)/$925.
6) Card Catalog of the Library of the
Leo Baeck Institute of Jews from
Germanvy$1000.



Books
7) Neusner, Jacob, ed.
A History of the Mishnaic Law of
Appointed Times (Leiden: Brill,
1981-83), 5 vol./$262.
A History of the Mishnaic Law of
Damages (Leiden: Brill. 1983-85),
5 vol./$265.
A History of the Mishnaic Law of
Holy Things (Leiden: Brill, 1978-
80), 6 vol.,$322.
A History of the Mishnaic Law of
Purities (Leiden: Brill, 1974-77),
22 vol.,'$1,122.
A History of the Mishnaic Law of
Women (Leiden: Brill, 1980), 5
vol./$2 32.


8) Rengstorf, Karl Heinrich, ed.
A Complete Concordance to Fla-
vius Josephus (Leiden: Brill,
1973-83, 4 vol./$1227.



Individual Newspapers
on Microfilm
9J ha-'Olam, 1907-1950/$990.
10) Jewish Chronicle (London), 1840
to datei$4,500 plus $3,420 for in-
dex.
11) Jerusalem Post, 1950 to date/est.
$5,000.




Other Opportunities
The Inter Documentation Company
(IDC) of Zug, Switzerland, has
launched an ambitious Jewish Studies
Microfiche Project in cooperation
with the Jewish National and Univer-
sity Library in Jerusalem. The Hebrew
serials portion of the IDC project is es-
pecially worthy of addition to the
Price Library of Judaica collection if
interested donors would assist in its
acquisition. The segments for west-
ern-language serials are also needed
to either replace brittle hardcover sets
already in the collection or, more of-
ten, to expand our ability to provide
important primary source material
that is not available in other formats.
Any gift of $1000 or more would help
to purchase selected individual titles,
while larger gifts would enable the li-
brary to acquire entire subcollections
of monographs and serials, e.g., Zion-
ism and Palestine, 1897-1948, History
of the Jews in the Netherlands, His-
tory of the Jews in Germany, History
of the Jews in Russia/USSR.
For more information on gift oppor-
tunities, contact Robert Singerman,
Price Library of Judaica, 18 Library
East, University of Florida Libraries.
Gainesville, FL 32611, or phone (904)
392-0308.





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Fall Series on Arab-Israeli Conflict


During the Fall Semester the Jewish
Studies Lecture Series will focus on
the history of Arab-Jewish relations
and the Arab-Israeli conflict. A series
of three lectures is planned.
On September 28, Prof. Mark Co-
hen of Princeton University will
speak on "Jews and Arabs in History,"
an historical account of Jewish-Is-
lamic relations and attitudes from
classical times to the 19th century.
Prof. Cohen studied at Brandeis Uni-
versity and Columbia University and
earned his Ph.D. degree from the Jew-
ish Theological Seminary of America.
The author of Jewish Self-Government
in Medieval Egypt and Jewish Life in
Medieval Egypt 641-1382, and the
translator and editor of The Autobiog-
raphy of a Seventeeth Century Vene-
tian Rabbi by Leon Modena, he has
also published numerous research ar-
ticles and reviews in his field.
On October 19, Prof. Yaacov Bar-
Siman-Tov of the Hebrew University
and currently Fulbright Scholar-in-


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Prof. Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tvo
Residence at the University of Florida
will speak on the topic: "The Forty-
Years War: Current Political Views on
the Arab Israeli Conflict." (See the ar-
ticle on Prof. Bar-Siman-Tov else-
where in this newsletter )
On November 9, Prof. Emmanuel


Sivan, Professor of History at the He
brew University and currently Visit
ing Professor at the University of
Pennsylvania, will close the series
with a lecture on "Jewish and Islamic
Fundamentalism in the Middle East
Today." Prof. Sivan earned his B.A.
and M.A. degrees at the Hebrew Uni-
versity of Jerusalem and his Ph.D. at
the Sorbonne in Paris. His presenta-
tion is part of the Annual Gary R. Ger-
son Lecture Series.
Prof. Sivan has served as Visiting
Professor at the Universite' de Mon-
treal, the University of Pennsylvania,
and the Institute for Advanced Study
at Princeton. Among his books are
Radical Islam (Yale, 1985), Interpreta-
tions of Islam (Princeton, 1985), and
Religious Extremism in Judaism and
Islam (editor; forthcoming from the
State University of New York Press).
Since 1976 Prof. Sivan has been the
editor and publisher of the well
known journal The Jerusalem Quar-
terly.


New Hebrew Professor New Course Offerinas. 1988-89:


Dr. Shlomo Lederman has joined
the University faculty as Assistant
Professor of Hebrew in the Depart-
ment of African and Asian Languages
and Literatures. A native of Tel Aviv,
Dr. Lederman is an expert in Hebrew
linguistics. He completed his B.A.
degree in Linguistics and Philosophy
at Tel Aviv University in 1979 and his
Ph.D. in Linguistics at the University
of Illinois in 1987. His dissertation is
entitled "On the Interaction of Mor-
phology and Phonolgy: The Hebrew
Verbal System."
While a graduate student at Cham-
paign-Urbana, Dr. Lederman coordi-
nated the Hebrew language iistruc-
tion program and served as a Visiting
Teaching Associate in Hebrew. From
1984 to 1987 he was Instructor of He-
brew at the University of Utah, Salt
Lake City. He has published several
articles and reviews in his field and
was a co-author of the second volume
of Israeli Hebrew for Speakers of En-
glish, a text currently used in Hebrew
language programs at universities all
over the country, including the Uni-
versity of Florida. He has also given
scholarly papers at several confer-
ences of the National Association of
Professors of Hebrew.


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-"Latin American Jewish Litera-
ture" is a major topic covered in a
course on "The Modern Spanish-
American Novel," taught by Prof. An-
dres Avellaneda, Department of Ro-
mance Languages. This course will
be approved for credit toward the Cer-
tificate in Jewish Studies, provided
that the student does the main course
assignment in the area of Jewish liter-
ature.


-"History of Jews of France,"
taught by Prof. Harry Paul, Depart-
ment of History. This course presents
the social and political history of Jews
in France since the French Revolu-
tion. Emphasis is on the politics of
assimilation, the Dreyfus Affair, the
Vichy experience, and the recent re-
birth of the "Jewish Nation" in
France.


New Positions in Jewish Studies


During 1988-89 two searches are be-
ing conducted in the College of Lib-
eral Arts and Sciences for tenure-track
positions in Jewish Studies. One po-
sition is in Jewish History, the other is
in Hebrew Language and Literature.
These positions will bring the Jewish
Studies Faculty to eight Full Time
Equivalent positions, an increase of
3.25 FTE since Spring, 1985.
The position in Jewish History car-
ries with it an endowed fund for re-
search and travel. The endowment


was established by a generous gift of
$100,000 from Samuel and Florence
Melton of Columbus, Ohio, and Boca
Raton, Florida. The gift was supple-
mented by the State of Florida Match-
ing Gifts Program with a contribution
of $50,000. The position carries the
title "Samuel M. Melton Legislative
Professorship in Jewish History."





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Jewish Arts Series, Spring 1989


During Spring Semester, 1989, the
Center for Jewish Studies will sponsor
a Jewish Arts Series comprised of four
monthly presentations.
JEWISH ART: January 26,
1989-"What is Jewish Art?" a lec-
ture on Jewish Art by the eminent art
historian, Prof. Joseph Gutmann of
Wayne State University. Prof. Gut-
mann is the author of 17 books, in-
cluding Hebrew Manuscript Pointing,
Jewish Ceremonial Art, and The Im-
age and the Word; he has contributed
over 160 articles to scholarly journals
and encyclopedias. Prof. Gutmann
holds advanced degrees from New
York University-Institute of Fine Arts
and Hebrew Union College.
JEWISH FILM: February 13-
16-A week-long festival of Jewish
Comedy films, including "Annie
Hall," "The Apprenticeship of Duddy
Kravitz," "The Frisco Kid," and "Pri-
vate Benjamin."
On Wednesday evening, Feb. 15,
Prof. Patricia Erens, Rosary College,
Chicago, will lecture on "The Art of
Jewish Comedy in Film" before the
showing that evening. Prof. Erens is


and the Sinai Campaign.
A longtime resident of Jerusalem,
Mr. Amichai taught literature and cre-
ative writing at the Hebrew University
and the Greenberg Teachers College.
He is the author of seven books of po-
etry-seven volumes have appeared
in English. including his Selected Po-
ems (Harper & Row, 1986)-two nov-
els, a volume of short stories, and a
collection of radio plays. Mr. Ami-
chai has been a recipient of all the ma-
jor literary awards in Israel, including
the prestigious Israel Prize.
JEWISH MUSIC: April 12-A
Gala Concert of Jewish Music in the
University Memorial Auditorium, fea-
turing modern classical selections,
Yiddish Art Songs, and a klezmer
group of musicians and singers.


Two Film Series Featured
The Center and the Association of
Students in Jewish Studies are cos-
ponsoring two film series during
1988-89. In the Fall, the series fea-
tures a trilogy of Holocaust documen-
taries produced by the Ghetto Fighters
House in Israel. Haim Gouri, the emi-
nent Israeli poet, served as head of the
production unit. The three films are:
-October 11: "The Eighty-First
Blow," a historical documentary us-
ing Nazi footage and stills. It includes
the testimony of witnesses who ap-
peared at the Eichmann trial.
-October 26: "The Last Sea," an
account of the extraordinary story of
survivors' perilous journeys to escape
Europe and reach Israel-by train and
truck, on foot, and by sea.
-November 15: "Flames in the
Ashes," the story of Jewish resistance
both before and during the war. Uses
eyewitness testimony and recently
discovered film footage.
All showings of these films will be
at 8:00 P.M. in Room L005 of
Turlington Hall.
The Spring series is entitled "Jew-
ish Life Around the World." It is
comprised of ten documentaries of a
variety of Jewish communities and so-
cieties in all parts of the world These
include communities in Argentina,
Ethiopia. Djerba (Tunisia), the Soviet
Union, Morocco, Venice, Sosua (Do-
minican Republic), and Radauti (Ru-
mania). The showings of these docu-
mentaries will be announced during
the Spring term.


Patricia Erens
the author of the definitive study, The
Jew in American Cinema (Indiana
University Press, 1984).
JEWISH LITERATURE: March 8
-Yehuda Amichai, the world-re-
nowned Israeli poet, will read from
his works. A native of Wiirzburg, Ger-
many, Mr. Amichai emigrated to Israel
in 1936. He served in the British
Army in World War II and afterward,
in the Palmach (commando units) of
the Haganah. He also saw active serv-
ice in the Israeli War of Independence


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SPRING 1989 JEWISH ARTS SERIES (Times and place
to be announced)


Sept. 28 Prof. Mark Cohen (Princeton University)
"Jews and Arabs in History"
8:00 P.M., Fine Arts Building 105


Oct. 11


Jan. 26


"The Eight% -First Blow" (film)
8:00 PM., L005 Turlington Hall


Oct. 19 Prof. Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov (Hebrew
University) Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence,
1988-89
"The Forty-Years War: Current Political
Views on the Arab-Israeli Conflict"
8:00 PM., Fine Arts Building 105
Oct. 26 "The Last Sea" (film)
8:00 P.M., L005 Turlington Hall
Nov. 9 THE GARY R. GERSON LECTURE
Prof. Emmanuel Sivan (Hebrew University)
"Jewish and Islamic Fundamentalism in the
Middle East Today"
8:00 P.M., Weil Hall, Room 270
Nov. 15 "Flames in the Ashes" (film)
8:00 P.M., L005 Turlington Hall



Fall Semester Courses

Elementary Hebrew (3 sections), Intermediate Hebrew,
Advanced Hebrew; Introduction to Judaism: Classical Pe-
riod, Hebrew Scriptures, Judaism and Christianity. Mod-
ern Jewish Philosophies: Zionism and the State of Israel,
Israeli Literature in Translation; History of the Jews of
France.


Jewish Art
THE ARTHUR AND VIOLETTE KAHN
VISITING SCHOLAR
Prof. Joseph Gutmann (Wayne State
University)
"What is Jewish Art?"


Feb. 13-16 Jewish Film: A week-long festival of Jewish
Comedy Films
Feb. 15 THE BETTY SCHRAM MEMORIAL
LECTURE
Prof. Patricia Erens (Rosary College,
Chicago)
"The Art of Jewish Comedy in Film"


Mar. 8


Jewish Literature
THE BREIER VISITING FELLOW
Yehuda Amichai (eminent Israeli poet)
Reading from his works


Apr. 12 Jewish Music
A Gala Concert of Jewish Music
8:00 PM., University Auditorium
Jan.-Apr. "Jewish Life Around the World" film series


Spring Semester Courses

Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced Hebrew; Classic
Jewish Texts, Jewish Studies Seminar (Biblical Commen-
taries), Jewish Myslicism. Medieval Jewish Thought; The
American Jewish Experience; The Arab-Israeli Conflict,
Conflict and Negotiations in the Middle East; Latin Amer-
ican Jewish Literature, Isaac Bashevis Singer and Shmuel
Yosef Agnon.


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