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Out of the Ghetto: An Interview with Dr. Dean Bell
June 14, 2011
Early Modern Communities: An AHRC-funded study through the University of Bath
Dean Bell is an authority on early modern Jewry in Germany and Europe more widely, with a special interest in the question of community. Here he talks about approaches to the complex relationship between Jews and Christians in the era of expulsion, migration and confessionalisation.
Science Connections: Natural Disasters and Religion – Looking Through a Scientific Lens
May 3, 2011
By Ashley Cullins for Northwestern University’s Science in Society e-magazine
Religion and science find a common ground in historian Dean Bell’s "Jewish and Christian Responses to Natural Disasters" class at Northwestern University.
Measure What Counts
May 1, 2011
By Dr. Hal M. Lewis for eJewish Philanthropy
Over the past decade, exacerbated particularly by the events of recent years, the Jewish community has placed increased emphasis on metrics as part of the management of their institutions and agencies.
At Commencement Ceremonies Spertus Institute Recognizes and Cultivates Jewish Leadership
March 31, 2011
By Laurie Borman for JUF News
At commencement ceremonies March 27, Spertus Institute awarded the Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies (MAJPS) degree to 14 students.
Who's a Master Now?
March 30, 2011
By Stefanie Pervos for Oy! Chicago
On March 27 I graduated with a Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies — MAJPS for short — from the Spertus Institute in Chicago. It’s a mouthful to say, so instead I’ve taken to telling people I’m now a “master” Jewish professional.
Eliezer Berkovits: Great Jewish Thinker
February 25, 2011
By Pauline Dubkin Yearwood for The Chicago Jewish News
Even 28 years after his death, Chicago philosopher Rabbi Eliezer Berkovits' bold ideas on how to deal with the problems facing Jews in the modern world are still causing controversy.
Engaging Jews Means More Than Better Marketing
Interview with Spertus Curator of Collections Ilana Segal
August 26, 2010
By Marc Zarefsky
An interview with Ilana Segal, Spertus Curator of Collections, about the Uncovered & Rediscovered exhibit.
Seder Drama: Call to Cook the Passover Meal Sends Novice Off to Culinary Boot Camp
March 24, 2010
By Mayna A. Brachear for Tribune Newspapers
Religious tradition can anchor us positively and negatively. It can keep us from drifting too far from our roots. It also can weigh us down when we want the freedom to define what's meaningful for ourselves.