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Recorded Lectures and Conferences





  • February 20, 2012. Alvin H. Rosenfeld, Indiana University, delivers the 2012 Gossett Lecture “Primo Levi: Is Forgiveness Possible after Auschwitz?”

Rosenfeld Lecture

Rosenfeld Q&A

  • March 4, 2012. The State of American Jewish Belief Revisited.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

  • March 29, 2012. Steven Zipperstein, Stanford University, “Mythology, Historicity, and the 1903 Kishinev Pogrom:  How a Riot Changed 20th Century Jewish History.” (RECORDING TO BE POSTED IN JUNE)


  • Meir Shalev (Israeli novelist and writer).  The Horvitz Memorial Lecture. “Between Antiquity and Modernity: Can the Hebrew Language Survive its Revival?”  March 3, 2011.  Made possible by the Leo and Sarah (Bunny) Horvitz Fund of the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies, with support from the University of Chicago Arts Council. This recording is divided into two parts, accessible at the links below:

Part 1

Part 2