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Mimouna & Eid: Honoring Two Faiths

The University of Kentucky Program in Jewish Studies and the Program in Arabic and Islamic Studies
invite all to an exchange of faith, food, and culture! The programs will jointly screen the film Tinghir —Jerusalem (2013) and a free Middle Eastern meal will be provided for all attendees. The event will include academic discussions on how these faiths intersect and how the cultural experiences shared among them impact communities around the world.

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Dickey Hall 109 (Lounge)
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2023 Luckens Prize Winner Eric Eisner presents "Jewish Rights on Middle Ground: Race and the Religious Test in Antebellum Maryland"

2023 Mark and Ruth Luckens International Prize in Jewish Thought and Culture winner Eric Eisner (Yale University) presents his award-winning essay, "Jewish Rights on Middle Ground: Race and the Religious Test in Antebellum Maryland."

The presentation will take place via Zoom. Please click the following link to register for this special event!

https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FR8l4qeLRB64l-R36LiDnw#/registration

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Biography:
Eric Eisner is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School. He has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an MPhil in American history from the University of Cambridge. His work has appeared in Southern Jewish History and the Journal of Religious History.

About the talk:
The 1826 Maryland Jew Bill allowed Jewish men to hold political office and positions of public trust. Historians have previously situated the Jew Bill in the politics of Maryland and as part of the religious and legal history of the United States, but they have not considered the importance of race. Maryland, a slave state that also possessed the nation’s largest free Black population, was the country’s “middle ground,” and the state’s racial politics form a necessary context to understand Jewish rights and the redefinition of citizenship in Maryland and the United States.

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Zoom - https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FR8l4qeLRB64l-R36LiDnw#/registration
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The First Jewish Justice: Anti-Semitism and the Nomination of Louis D. Brandeis to the Supreme Court

 

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Henry D. Fetter is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a member of the California and New York Bars. He holds degrees in History from Harvard College and the University of California, Berkeley and has written about the Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court and antisemitism in American law schools. He is currently working on a book about Louis D. Brandeis’s appointment to the Supreme Court in 1916.

Zoom link for registration: https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K8yI0T-ETJqiy-cuitMLvA

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March Toward Inclusion: Religious Diversity Lunch & Learn blas225

Come celebrate Religious Diversity Week with us!

The College of A&S Office of Inclusive Excellence, in partnership with the Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures, will hold a Lunch & Learn event where students can engage in informative activities focused on religious diversity and receive UK swag while enjoying a free catered lunch! The Lunch and Learns are open to all A&S graduates and undergraduates, but do have a maximum capacity for student participants--so be sure to RSVP using the QR code or link below.

Lunch & Learn RSVP link: https://forms.office.com/r/KhVq5n5yqZ

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Gatton Student Center Room 331
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March Toward Inclusion: "Religious Diversity - What's My Name in Hebrew & Arabic?"

Come celebrate Religious Diversity Week with us!

The College of A&S Office of Inclusive Excellence, in partnership with the Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures, will hold a tabling event where students can pick up FREE swag, participate in the featured department's diversity activity, and sign-up for the corresponding Lunch and Learn event taught by a UK faculty member. 

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Gatton Student Center Table - Indoor Location 1
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