News & Events
The Five-College Faculty Seminar for Literary Translation Hosts
A Conversation with Rami Saari
Thursday, April 4, 5:00 p.m. in the Poetry Center, Wright Hall, Smith College
Internationally acclaimed Israeli poet, translator, editor, critic and linguist Rami Saari, distinguished poet in residence, will talk about what happens When Poets Translate Poets: Going Far and Getting Closer
More info Here
The Program in Jewish Studies And Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival
(all films in Stoddard Auditorium)
The Other Son
Sat, April 6, 2013- 8:30 pm
As he prepares for his Israeli army service, Joseph discovers he was inadvertently switched at birth with Yassin, the son of a West Bank Palestinian family. In this memorable and touching family drama, the two families are forced to reassess their respective identities, values and their beliefs.
Drama | France | 2011| 105 min |French, Hebrew, Arabic (w/subtitles) | Director: Lorraine Levy
Film Talk: with Lily Perkins, family therapist and Merle Feld, poet and scholar
Sun, April 7, 2013- 3:00 pm
In this Oscar-nominated film, a father-son relationship is put to the test through academic rivalry. Both are Talmudic professors, and when one of them is about to be awarded a highly coveted prize, a mix-up about the winner-is it father or son--puts everything on the line--loyalty, identity and integrity.
Drama | Israel | 2011 | 103 min | Hebrew (w/subtitles) | Director: Joseph Cedar
Orchestra of Exiles
Sun, April 7, 2013 - 7:00 pm
This is the suspenseful story of Bronislaw Huberman, celebrated Polish violinist, who rescued some of the world's greatest musicians from Nazi Germany and created one of the world's greatest orchestras, the Palestine Philharmonic (later the Israeli Philharmonic). Featuring Itzhak Perlman, Zubin Mehta, Pinchas Zukerman, Joshua Bell, among others.
Docuentary | Israel/USA | 2012 | 85 min | English | Director: Josh Aronson
Pre-Film: Yom HaShoah Commemoration Post-Film Talk: with Israeli music critic
Co-sponsors: Smith College Hillel, Beit Ahavah, Congregation B'nai Israel, Jewish Community of Amherst
Life in Stills
Tue, April 9, 2013- 7:00pm
This prize-winning documentary features the remarkable 96-year old Miriam, widow of Israeli photographer Rudi Weissenstein, as she and her grandson Ben defend their family's Tel Aviv photo shop from demolition. An official photographer of the Israeli Declaration of Independence, Weissenstein documented the country's political and daily life until his passing in 1992. Despite the generation gap and many conflicts, grandmother and grandson undertake a gut-wrenching quest--with many humorous and touching moments--one of love, courage and compassion.
Documentary | Israel | 2011 | 60 min | Hebrew w/subtitles | Director: Tamar Tal
March 13, 2013
Seelye Hall 201
Desire, Knowledge, and Moral Imagination in the Book of Proverbs
Anne Stewart, '05
MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary
Phd, Emory University
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Tues Feb 12, 12-1pm
"Earthquake or Status Quo? : Interpreting the Israeli Election"
Co-sponsored by the Global Studies Center and the Government Department
Global Studies Center, Wright Hall
Moderator: Justin Cammy, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of Middle East Studies
Donna Robinson Divine, Morningstar Family Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of Government
Michal Frenkel, Schusterman Visiting Professor of Israel Studies and Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Yiddish Book Center on the campus of Hampshire College is once again offering two exciting educational opportunities: the 2013-14 Fellowship Program for recent college graduates and the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program (summer 2012) for undergraduates.
Tel Aviv University will be hosting a credit-bearing summer program in Yiddish language, literature and culture (at which Smith's very-own Professor Justin Cammy will be a visiting guest lecturer). The Tel Aviv Yiddish program offers significant subsidies for college students and the opportunity to spend the summer in an exciting Mediterranean city. Click here for more info
Friday, November 9
Is There Room for a Room of One's Own?
On Politics and Writing in Israel
Gail Hareven, Winner of the Sapir Prize for Literature
Gail Hareven, author of five novels, is among Israel's most prominent working writers. She is the Schusterman Visiting Artist-in-Residence this semester at Mt Holyoke College, Hampshire College, and UMass.
Sponsored by the Program in Jewish Studies, the Program in Comparative Literature, and the Program for the Study of Women and Gender
Monday, October 29th
Presentation of the Major & Minor in The Program of Jewish Studies
Seelye 207, 12:20 p.m.
Thursday September 27, 2012
"Will There Be an October Surprise?: Israel, Iran, and the American Elections"
with Professors Donna Robinson Divine and Brent Durbin
Global Studies Center, Wright Hall
Monday, Oct 22, 2012
A semi-autobiographical one man show by Ibrahim Miari that portrays the complexities and contradictions inherent in Palestinian-Israeli identity. On the precipice between two cultures stands Ibrahim Miari, son of a Palestinian Muslim father and Jewish Israeli mother. He recalls his childhood in Acco, memories of his Jewish and Palestinian grandmothers, of war.
Sponsored by the Theater Department, the Program in Jewish Studies, and the Program in Middle East Studies.
Hallie Flanagan Studio, Theater