Wayne State University

Recorded lectures

Justin Sledge - (Feb. 26, 2016)

John Lee: An Early Modern Melding of Science and Religion with Dr. Justin Sledge

Ken Jackson - (Nov. 19, 2015)

Brown Bag Series - Shakespeare Reads Genesis

Saeed Kahn - (Oct. 1, 2015)

Israel In the Middle East: ISIS, The Iran Deal & Beyond

Ruth Wisse - (May 11, 1998)

Tevya The Dairyman: The First Jewish Stand-Up Comedian

Shlomo Avineri  - (April 19, 2004)
The Origins of Zionism and the Crisis of European Society: Commemoration of the Yahrzeit of Theodor Herzl 

Hubert Locke - (April 23, 2004) Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
An African American Perspective on the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide 

Stephen J. Whitfield - (November 13, 2005)
From Tin Pan Alley to Broadway: The Jewish Impact on American Music 

Steven Jacobs, James F. Moore, and John Pawlikowski - (December 11, 2005)
A Panel Discussion on the State of Jewish-Christian Relations in Contemporary America

Phoebe Mainster - (March 26, 2006)
The Image of the Jew in Shakespeare 

James Kugel - (March 25, 2007)
How Are We to Read the Bible today? 

Eric M.Meyers - (March 26, 2007)
The Bible and Archaeology: Recent Battles and Continuing Struggles 

Daniel Hillel - (March 26, 2007)
The Natural History of the Bible 

Riv-Ellen Prell - October 21, 2007)
Woman Remaking American Judaism 

Joanna Michlic - (May 2, 2008)
The "Raw Memory of War": The Example of the Jewish Children of the Otwock  Orphanage As They Recount Their Experiences 

Donald and Lorna Miller - (May 2, 2008)
Genocide Orphans: A Comparison of Armenian and Rwandan Child Survivors 

Micha Balf - (May 18, 2008) 
The Kibbutz in the 21st Century: Challenges, Dreams and Disappointments 

Isaiah Gafni - (March 22, 2009)
The Uses (and Misuse) of Ancient History in Contemporary Israel 

Kenneth A. Waltzer - (September 13, 2009)
No Angel at the Fence: Finding a Holocaust Memoir Fraud 

Shai Cherry   - Introduction to Judaism. Parts 1 and 2
Isaiah M. Gafni   - Beginnings of Judaism. Parts 1 and 2

Avinoam Patt - (November 8, 2009)
From Destruction to Rebirth: Young Survivors in the Aftermath of the Holocaust 

Sidney Bolkosky - (April 18, 2010)
Have We Misdirected Survivor Interviews?

Gerard J. Libaridian - (April 18, 2010)
Remembering for Self, Remembering for History 

Karen Goodman - (October 17, 2010)
In the Footsteps of Miriam: Dance, Women and Judaism 

Dennis Klein - (November 8, 2010)
Jewish-American Dream-Making in the Early Motion Picture Industry 

Benjamin Hary - (February 6, 2011)
Not Just Yiddish and Hebrew: On the Phenomenon of Jewish Languages
Benjamin Hary    - Judeo-Arabic: The Language of Arabic-Speaking Jews (Frankel Lecture)

Monique Balbuena - (February 27, 2011)

Samel Kassow - (December 12, 2010)
Who Will Write Our History? Emanuel Ringelblum, the Warsaw Ghetto and the Oyneg Shabes 
American Jewish Voter (November 14, 2011)    Intro, By Archur Horwitz  & American Jewish Voter Q & A 

Professor Andrea Weiss - (March Thursday, 29th)
The Inception and Reception of "The Torah, A Women's Commentary With Video Of Mentioned Materials, Women In Genocide 

Helen Sinnreich, Henry Theriault, Wenona Rymond-Richmond - (April Sunday, 15th)
Dynamic Belonging: The Variety of Ways of Being Jewish in Israeli Society

Professor Harvey Goldberg - September 12, 2012  
Marc Chagall - The Early Years: 1887 - 1922
Marc Chagall - The Early Years (Lecture Slides)

Ms. Bea Moss - October 14, 2012
Inventing the Modern Yiddish Stage

Mr. Joel Berkowitz - January 29, 2013
The Renaissance of Jewish Studies in Poland

Mr. Marcin Wodzinski   April 4, 2013

Asher Lopatin - October 10, 2013
The Tradition of Innovation in Halcha

Saeed Khan - October 24, 2013
Israel in the Middle East: A Parallax View

Articles by Past Speakers

Henry Feingold- Governmental Response to Human Crisis in Bearing Witness: How America and Its Jews Responded to the Holocaust (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1995), 169-182. © Syracuse University Press. Reproduced with permission from the publisher.

Video Tapes (Available in the Judaica Resource Center)

Dr. Yehuda Bauer - (November 30, 1993)
The Impact of the Holocaust on Contemporary Society 

Hon. Damon J. Keith - (October 14, 1996)
The Nuremberg Trials in Contemporary Prospective Introduction and Chair

Dr. Michael Birnbaum - (October 14, 1996)
The Philosophical and Ethical Implications of Numberg for Contemporary Society

William J. Fenrick - (October 14, 1996)
The Impact of Nuremberg an the Bosnian War Crimes Trials 

Prof. Nathan Glazer - (March 7, 1999)
Jews and the Urban Experience

Prof. Jeffrey Shandler - (March 8, 1999)
The Urban Jewish Landscape in Television

Prof. Elliot N. Dorff - (May 7, 2001)
Distribution of Health Care: Who Gives It? Who Gets It? 

Prof: Michael Stone - (February 2, 2002)
Scholars and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Warren Byrd & David Chevan Duo -  (March 17, 2002)   
Avadim Hayinu

Warren Byrd & David Chevan Duo - (March 18, 2002)
Performance in Department of Music, Wayne State 

Prof. Hubert Locke - (April 23, 2004)
The Holocaust and Armenian Genocide : An African-American View 

Click here for a complete listing of audio and video tapes or Center publications available for purchase.

For further information, please call  (313) 577-2679; or e-mail: cohnhaddowcenter@wayne.edu