The Art of Home

What is the relationship between artistic creation and the formation of home? How do immigrant communities produce and encounter public art in their new homes? This program delves into the ways immigrants use and appear in art connected to ideas of home. Local artists, scholars, and activists will interact with artistic works to offer their … Read more

The Rise and Fall of the Religious Left: Politics, Television, and Popular Culture in the 1970s and Beyond

L. Benjamin Rolsky, Monmouth University, “The Rise and Fall of the Religious Left: Politics, Television, and Popular Culture in the 1970s and Beyond” For decades, Americans have believed that their country is deeply divided by “culture wars” waged between religious conservatives and secular liberals. In most instances, Protestant conservatives have been cast as the instigators … Read more

Childbirth and Magic

Contrary to popular belief, magic played an important role in the daily life of Jews in the premodern world. This was especially true in the home—and chief among the domestic events that called for magical intervention was childbirth, both dramatic and dangerous before modern advances in medicine and hygiene. Carefully prepared amulets were hung on … Read more

Reconsidering Latinx Work in Postindustrial New York

Pedro Regalado, Warren Center, Harvard University, “Reconsidering Latinx Work in Postindustrial New York” Part of the Urban History Workshop. Presented by Temple University’s Feinstein Center for American Jewish History and the History Department. Free and open to the public.

Childbirth and Magic

Contrary to popular belief, magic played an important role in the daily life of Jews in the premodern world. This was especially true in the home—and chief among the domestic events that called for magical intervention was childbirth, both dramatic and dangerous before modern advances in medicine and hygiene. Carefully prepared amulets were hung on … Read more

Childbirth and Magic

Contrary to popular belief, magic played an important role in the daily life of Jews in the premodern world. This was especially true in the home—and chief among the domestic events that called for magical intervention was childbirth, both dramatic and dangerous before modern advances in medicine and hygiene. Carefully prepared amulets were hung on … Read more

Childbirth and Magic

Contrary to popular belief, magic played an important role in the daily life of Jews in the premodern world. This was especially true in the home—and chief among the domestic events that called for magical intervention was childbirth, both dramatic and dangerous before modern advances in medicine and hygiene. Carefully prepared amulets were hung on … Read more

Basic Judaism

The South Philadelphia Shtiebel, Mekor Habracha and the Jewish Learning Center of Philadelphia (JLCP) invite you to join us for an exciting new program, the Basic Judaism Class. Topics include but are not limited to: The Jewish Life Cycle, Jewish history, philosophy, ethics, practice, and Bible. We will experience the spirituality and tastes of Shabbat. We will journey together … Read more

Middle Eastern Jews in Israel – Mini Course

This mini-course offers an in-depth look at the history, culture, and contemporary experiences of Middle Eastern and North African Jews in Israel, focusing in particular on the various meanings and implications of home and homeland for those communities. Among other things, we will briefly explore the historical background of the Jewish communities in the Ottoman … Read more