antique Jewish literature
Jews often took books with them as they traveled or were expelled from various lands. Following the books essentially traces the history of their owners.
Book cover of Jewish Comedy and portrait of Jeremy Dauber
Jeremy Dauber, the Atran Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture in the department of Germanic languages, was well aware that “analyzing comedy runs the risk of killing it.” Still, he forged ahead, chronicling the arc of Jewish humor.

The Columbia University Seixas Medal.

Gershom Mendes Seixas, the first Jewish trustee of Columbia College, who served from 1787 until 1815, was a patriot during the Revolutionary War. He helped reestablish the College after the war.
George Fletcher and Saul Berman

George Fletcher and Saul Berman co-teach Biblical Jurisprudence. Photo by Barbara Alper

How many law courses discuss the creation of the heavens, the mark of Cain, and the forbidden fruit of the Garden of Eden?

Josef Sorett

Photo by Gabriel Cooney

Josef Sorett studies how religion takes shape outside of the spaces we see as religious and how it informs debates on modern black life.
Hungarian American actor Bela Lugosi Dracula

Actor Bela Lugosi portrayed Dracula in Tod Browning’s 1931 film.

How many courses require students to read Freud, discuss the Gospel of St. Matthew, and then watch episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer?

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