Highlights from the Posen Library Lecture Series

Case Western Reserve University's Siegal Lifelong Learning has partnered with the Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization to offer a 4 lecture series touching on topics from 4 of the library's volumes.

The lectures are all free of charge. Registration required. Click on the lecture titles below for course description and registration links.


Critical Events at the End of the Twentieth Century: 1973, 1977, 1989, and 1993  
Wednesday, October 21 | 4 p.m. ET
Deborah Dash Moore, Professor of History, University of Michigan and Editor in Chief of The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization

Voices of Jewish Women
Wednesday, October 28 | 4 p.m. ET
Elisheva Carlebach, Salo Wittmayer Baron Professor of Jewish History, Culture, and Society and director, Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, Columbia University
Deborah Dash Moore, Professor of History, University of Michigan and Editor in Chief of The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization

Secularism and Religious Tradition 
Wednesday, November 11 | 4 p.m. ET
Zvi Gitelman, Professor emeritus of Political Science and Preston R. Tisch Professor Emeritus of Judaic Studies, University of Michigan
Todd Endelman, Professor emeritus of History and Judaic Studies, University of Michigan

Challenges to the Establishment of a Jewish State
Tuesday, November 17 | 4 p.m. ET
David Roskies, Instructor of Yiddish literature and culture and Jewish literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Samuel Kassow, Charles Northam Professor of History at Trinity College


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To learn more about the Posen Library and the lecture series, watch this short videoThe Posen Library is a vibrant, growing collection curated by leading Jewish Studies scholars which offers unprecedented direct access to excerpts from thousands of primary sources reflecting Jewish creativity, diversity, and culture worldwide, and will span biblical times to the 21st century when complete.  Many of these selections from original works are translated into English for the first time with the sacred and secular side by side.  There are currently 3 volumes in print and on the Posen Digital Library.  Access them free upon registration at www.posenlibrary.com.