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Welcome to the web site of the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at the University of Oregon. The Program was established in 1998 as the result of a generous gift from the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation of Portland.

The interdisciplinary Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies provides a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum in the history, religion, and civilization of the Jewish people, and offers two years of instruction in Hebrew language and literature. The program offers a Judaic Studies Major leading to a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree and a Judaic Studies Minor. At this time there are no graduate programs offered through the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies.

The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies also offers public lectures, brown bag seminars, and other events of campus wide and community interest.

Find out more about Judaic Studies at the University of Oregon by exploring this web site or feel free to contact the Program Director, Dr. Deborah A. Green, with your individual questions.


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Are Anti-Israel Boycotts Legal? Doesn’t Look Like it

By Kenneth L. Marcus, President of the Louis D. Brandeis Center

Originally Published in Newsweek

5/19/16

Boycotts against Israel are making headlines again. The American Anthropological Association (AAA) is voting this month on whether to boycott Israel.

If the resolution passes, AAA will be the largest and oldest academic association to do so.

In response, many heads of U.S. universities, including MIT, the University of Chicago and all 10 University of California campuses, recently reaffirmed their opposition to academic boycotts, specifically citing ones targeting Israel.

The graduate

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Welcome Daniel Fridberg!

Judaic Studies welcomes Daniel Fridberg as the Singer Scholar in Residence for the Fall term. He will be teaching Israelis and Palestinians (JDST 340) and delivering the Singer Family Lecture. Daniel is a peacebuilding researcher and practitioner. He is an experienced mediator, peace educator, dialogue group facilitator and action researcher, specializing in working on and within the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Daniel served as a staff member at the Evens program in Mediation and Conflict Resolution in Tel-Aviv University, where he also taught Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Israeli History X

“Israeli History X”


Join us Thursday, November 17 for a lecture by visiting Professor Daniel Fridberg!

Many studies have demonstrated that ongoing violent conflicts often cause those involved to identify more with their own group identity and to engage in ever increasing hostile attitudes and behaviors toward the “other” group. But what about those who turn away from violence? What are the reasons and implications for their identity and social position? Daniel Fridberg, a peacebuilding practitioner working on the Israeli and Palestinian conflict, will discuss his work with Israeli soldiers who choose to disobey orders or object to continuing their military service altogether after

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