The Centre acts as a focus for Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester and also as the hub for the Northern UK Jewish Studies Partnership. It is home to a number of outstanding academics in the fields of Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls, rabbinic Judaism, Jewish Thought, Holocaust Studies, ancient, medieval and modern Jewish History, Film Studies, Jewish/Non-Jewish Relations, and Israel Studies.
Cultural history. Stefania Silvestri will be presenting the '50 Jewish Objects project' as part of the Sadler Seminar Series, The Archive After Cecil Roth: Jewish Studies, cultural history and the Cecil Roth Collection. 8 May 19 at 4 - 5.30pm, Brotherton Room, University of Leeds. Further information.
Weizmann before Israel. Stefania Silvestri will be giving a seminar presentation on 'Weizmann before Israel: Letters between Chaim and Charles Prestwich (Scott)' Weds 1st May 2019, 3-4.30pm, Room A112, Samuel Alexander Building, as part of the 'Lives of Letters' seminar series. Further information.
Hebrew manuscripts. Prof. Judith Olszowy-Schlanger (University of Oxford) will give the next Sherman Community Lecture on 'How Jewish books survive'. 8.00pm Tue 4 June 2019. Registration through Eventbrite. Further information.
The Michael Kahan Kapelye. Students from the University of Manchester Michael Kahan Kapelye will be giving their assessed lunchtime klezmer concert on 4 April at 1.10pm in the Martin Harris centre. This free event is part of the Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series. Further information.
Dead sea scrolls. George J. Brooke “Son of God, Sons of God, and Election in the Dead Sea Scrolls,” in Son of God: Divine Sonship in Jewish and Christian Antiquity (ed. G.V. Allen, K. Akagi, P. Sloan and M. Nevader; University Park, PA: Eisenbrauns, 2019), 28–40 (ISBN 978-1-57506-992-0). Further information.
Reading challenging sacred texts. Scriptural Encounters bring together different faiths to debate and discuss controversial topics. The third meeting of 2019 will be led by Philip Alexander and Mohammed Ullah on the story of 'the Binding/Sacrifice of Isaac/Ishmael in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.The Story in Islam.' Come along and listen or take part in the discussion. 4:00-5:30pm, Thu 28 March 2019, in A116 Samuel Alexander building, University of Manchester. Further information.