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.
Reading challenging sacred texts. Scriptural Encounters bring together different faiths to debate and discuss controversial topics. The third session will be led by Mohammed Ullah on the topic of Exclusivism and Supersessionism from a Qur’an Perspective. Come along and listen or take part in the debate. 4:00-5:30pm, Thu 29 November, in A115 Samuel Alexander Building. Further information.
Jewish-Christian relations. George J. Brooke, “Inspecting The School of St. Matthew,” in Krister Among the Jews and Gentiles: Essays in Appreciation of the Life and Work of Krister Stendahl (ed. P. Fredriksen and J. Svartvik; Stimulus Books; Studies in Judaism and Chrsitianity: Exploration of Issues in the Contemporary Dialogue between Christians and Jews; Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2018), 101–21. Further information.
Post-graduate prize. This prize is awarded annually to the student with 'the best MA thesis in the area of comparative studies' at the University of Manchester. For 2018, this was Lawrence Rabone, 'What does Moses Wall’s English translation of Menasseh Ben Israel’s The Hope of Israel (1650) illustrate about the existence and nature of philo-Semitism?' (supervised by Daniel Langton). Further information.
Studying Judaism.Philip Alexander will be giving a public lecture to mark his appointment as Visiting Professor in Biblical Studies at the University of Chester on the subject of 'Can a non-Jew be a Jewish Theologian? Reflections on 50 Years Studying Judaism'. Wed 12 Dec 2018, 7.30–10pm. Binks (CBK011), The University of Chester. Includes discussion and wine reception. Further information.
Catholic Church and the Holocaust in Romania. Ion Popa presented a paper on the Catholic Church and the Holocaust in Romania at a Holocaust Conference at West University in Timisoara, Romania, 15 November 2018. Further information.