The Persecution and Exile of Jewish Musicians in Facist Italy
A review of Italian Jewish Musicians and Composers under Fascism–Let Our Music Be Played, (Palgrave, Macmillan 2021), edited by Alessandro Carrieri and Annalisa Capristo—"a long-overdue comprehensive overview of how Mussolini’s anti-Semitic legislation aimed to abruptly put an end to the careers of Italian and foreign Jewish musicians (composers, singers, instrumentalists) living in Italy." Alessandro Carrieri is an independent scholar and was a presenter at the ASU Jewish Studies 2012 conference "Reimagining Erwin Schulhoff, Viktor Ullmann & the German-Jewish-Czech World."
Is There a Czech Balm in Gilead?
Jewish Studies affiliate faculty member, Lincoln Professor of Ethics & Religion, Martin Matustik considers how human greatness and cataclysms equally propel history. When the history is written of the development of medications used to combat HIV, Ebola, SARS, MERS, and, with hope, COVID-19, it will lead back to laboratories and the pioneering work of a Czech biochemist, Antonín Holý (d. 2012) and what became known as “Holý’s molecules.” Remdesivir, discovered at Gilead Sciences by Holý‘s student, is currently among the most promising medicines for COVID-19.
Can the coronavirus make society more ethical?
Director of ASU Jewish Studies, Hava Tirosh-Samuelson receently participated in this online philosophy confab, where economists and philosophers say ethical questions should be at center of coronavirus conversation, urge government intervention in rental market. read Professor Tirosh-Samuelson's paper [PDF]
- Caring for Creation: Ancient Wisdom in Time of Crisis
Director of ASU Jewish Studies, Hava Tirosh-Samuelson considers how the COVID-19 crisis compels us to reconsider our relationship with the natural world and notes how an ethic of creation care can inform future action on global climate change. She concludes by highlighting how local efforts can create a healthier world.
Jewish studies at ASU offers global understanding and intellectual growth to students
Like other thinkers throughout history, American astronomer and astrophysicist Carl Sagan said in order to understand the present, one must know the past. At Arizona State University, Jewish studies strives to put that idea into practice, both in the classroom and in the greater Phoenix community.
Illuminating the history of Jews in the Caribbean: Exhibit based on book by ASU prof Stanley Mirvis, photographer Wyatt Gallery explores history of the Sephardic diaspora
Like many great collaborations, the one behind the 2016 photographic essay “Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean” originated via serendipitous circumstances. Stanley Mirvis, an assistant professor of history at Arizona State University and a scholar of the Sephardic diaspora, was doing archival research in Jamaica when he ran into Wyatt Gallery, a well-known photographer whose book “Tent Life: Haiti” had chronicled the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake that devastated the region.
- Jewish Studies affiliate Brian Goodman deconstructs Philip Roth: lte literary giant left much to talk about
Satirical or sex-obsessed? Self-hating or self-commentary? Of the many ways late author Philip Roth has been described and discussed, the word “complicated” is rarely challenged in debate.
Jewish Studies alum Ruben Gonzales graduated with a perfect GPA — now he plans to go into international law
Ruben Gonzales is an alumni of Arizona State University's School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), after graduating in May this year with a degree in Jewish studies. Learn about his future plans.
ASU Jewish studies students create unique final projects with art, music
Last semester... students in Jewish studies courses used their final project assignments as opportunities for creative expression, exhibiting the material they learned in their courses through art and music. Rather than simply writing a research paper on a topic of Judaism that their class had studied during the semester, [they] channeled their talents and areas of academic study, producing something truly unique.
Jewish studies program at ASU promotes diversity and learning
The Jewish studies program in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies goes beyond religion, and engages students and faculty in a diverse curriculum of history and culture
It's 'the life of the mind' for ASU professor
Passion, outstanding achievements in Jewish intellectual history earn Hava Tirosh-Samuelson Regents' Professor honor
- Jewish Studies director, Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, named Regents' Professor
Regents’ Professors are the elite of the academic world; to be awarded the distinction, scholars must be full professors, with outstanding achievements in their fields, who are nationally and internationally recognized by their peers
- Exhibit shares little-told tale of Jewish refugees' time in China
- A horse of many scholars: ASU enlivens Arizona Opera production of lost equine musical
- ASU director explores cultural impact of Jewish philosophy