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emory@shearith: dr. eric goldstein on "the shtetl: an anatomy"

Dr. Eric Goldstein spoke in the latest installment of Emory@Shearith on two topics of Jewish history. The first was "The Shetl: An Anatomy" (Feb. 7). Drawing on archival research into a Lithuanian town, Goldstein offered concrete historical details about an often nostalgic and misunderstood topic. His discussion was based on his most recent research. Goldstein, an Associate Professor of History at Emory University, then based a series of lectures (Feb. 14, 21, and 28) around his research for his book The Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race, and American Identity (Princeton, 2006). He conveyed much of what has happened in this area of scholarly inquiry in the last fifteen years.

The Emory@Shearith series originated more than a decade ago but received a reboot this past year. Though not an Emory-Shearith collaboration per se, the series features Emory scholars in Jewish Studies and related fields who are connected with our congregation comprised, in organizer Sara Duke’s words, of “people who love to learn.”

Wed, April 17 2024 9 Nisan 5784