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Gallery Admissions
Monday, November 19, 2012 through Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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A Tale of Three Cities
Monday, May 01, 2017

Italy is home to the oldest Jewish community in the Diaspora, and the authors of many important works of Italian literature are Jewish. Yet, with the exception of Primo Levi, few of these writers are known to readers in the English-speaking world. This talk by Cornell University Professor K.E. von Wittelsbach ... (continued)
Length: 1 hr 30 mins

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Ruby Namdar, 'The foxes walk upon it'
Monday, May 01, 2017

In this gallery talk/walk through YUM’s exhibition City of Gold, Bronze and Light: Jerusalem between Word and Image, novelist Ruby Namdar the trauma of the destruction of ancient Jerusalem and its Holy Temple, and what it reveals about modern Jews and Jewish life. ... (continued)
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"Crackpot or Visionary"
Wednesday, May 03, 2017

After leaving the Zionist Movement in 1905 following the so-called Uganda Controversy, the Jewish Territorialists sought to create settlements for Jews outside both Europe and Palestine. They explored possibilities from Angola to Australia and Tasmania, and from Madagascar to French and British Guiana ... (continued)
Length: 1 hr 30 mins

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Eric Goldman, Lens on Israel
Sunday, May 07, 2017

Movies provide an ideal “lens” through which to understand Israel’s birth, growth and development as a country. Join film historian Eric Goldman as he explores the changing nature of Israeli society as reflected through its cinema. The program will be preceded by a viewing of YUM’s exhibition City ... (continued)
Length: 1 hr 30 mins

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"My Unconscious Speaks Yiddish"
Monday, May 08, 2017

Join us for a talk by NEH Senior Scholar Naomi Seidman exploring the role played by Yiddish and other Jewish languages in Freud’s writing, from the Yiddish of his parents "behind" his Viennese German to the translations and adaptations of his work in Eastern Europe. ... (continued)
Length: 1 hr 30 mins

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Jeffrey Saks, “But always I regarded myself as one who was born in Jerusalem”
Monday, May 08, 2017

In this gallery talk/walk through YUM’s exhibition City of Gold, Bronze and Light: Jerusalem between Word and Image, Rabbi Jeffrey Saks (ATID) explores the special place the Holy City has held in the writing of Hebrew literature’s greatest author, S.Y. Agnon, and the vision of the city in modern ... (continued)
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Jenna Weissman Joselit and Samuel G. Freedman -- In Dialogue on the Decalogue
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Join New York Times columnist Samuel G. Freedman and historian Jenna Weissman Joselit, author of the brand new book, Set in Stone: America's Embrace of the Ten Commandments (Oxford University Press), as they explore the impact of the ancient biblical code on American culture. ... (continued)
Length: 1 hr 30 mins

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Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

David G. Dalin will introduce his new book Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan on the lives and careers of the eight Jewish Justices in U.S. history. Pamela Nadell (American University; President, Association for Jewish Studies) will join him for a conversation about ... (continued)
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A Century Apart
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Enso Quartet and Phoenix Chamber Ensemble reunite to perform Schubert’s “Quartetsatz in C minor, D. 703,” Schumann’s “Quintet Op. 44 in E flat major” and Shostakovich’s “Quintet Op. 57 in G minor.”


This program is made possible by the generous support of the Blavatnik Family Foundation.
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Paper Art Workshop for Shavuot
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Drawing on the tradition of making paper decorations for Shavuot, this workshop will explore unconventional ways to think about paper in both 2D and 3D. Our guest paper artist, Marna Chester, will inspire us to curl, fold, pinch, crumple, roll, poke, tear and cut paper, to explore shapes and create ... (continued)
Length: 2 hrs 30 mins

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Barbara Mann, 1967, and Yehuda Amichai’s Vision of Jerusalem
Monday, May 22, 2017

In this gallery talk/walk through YUM’s exhibition City of Gold, Bronze and Light: Jerusalem between Word and Image, Barbara Mann (Jewish Theological Seminary) explores the city of Jerusalem as envisioned and represented in the poetry of Yehuda Amichai. ... (continued)
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The Yiddish Celluloid Closet and the Isle of Klezbos
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Despite the taboo surrounding homosexuality, the topic was too intriguing to be left entirely out of the Yiddish picture. This program presents Yiddish cinema as you’ve never seen it, plus Metropolitan Klezmer’s loving and live reinterpretations of movie music from the vintage soundtracks. Drummer/leader ... (continued)
Length: 1 hr 30 mins

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Music in Our Time
Sunday, June 04, 2017

Featuring a performance of his "Fantasies for Piano," played by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Yedhudi Wyner, this annual concert also showcases music of Benjie Ellen Schiller, Josh Fishbein (Adon Olam), Ronn Yedidia (Concertino for Clarinet, Strings & Piano), and Jonathan Leshnoff (Clarinet Concerto), ... (continued)
Length: 1 hr 30 mins

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Dara Horn, Jerusalem, Imagination and Historical Consciousness
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

In this gallery talk/walk through YUM’s exhibition City of Gold, Bronze and Light: Jerusalem between Word and Image, novelist Dara Horn explores Jerusalem's role in the work and imagination of modern Jewish writers. ... (continued)
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Oxford and the Printing of Judeo-Arabic
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Speaker: Brad Sabin Hill ... (continued)
Length: 1 hr 30 mins

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Liberty and Facts
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Speaker: Roger Cohen, New York Times ... (continued)
Length: 1 hr 30 mins

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Oxford's Aleppo Connection
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Speaker: Lenn Goodman, Vanderbilt University ... (continued)
Length: 1 hr 30 mins

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News and Journalism in the Age of Trump
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Speaker: Gerard Baker, Wall Street Journal ... (continued)
Length: 1 hr 30 mins

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