ASU Jewish Studies
This international research conference at Arizona State University focuses on the richness of Polish-Jewish music from World War I to the decades after World War II and its relationship to the complex problem of Polish Jewish identity.
Jews in Polish Cultural Life: Between Acceptance and Rejection
Antony Polonsky | Brandeis University
Poles Apart: Chamber Music from the Garden of Exile
featuring The ARC Ensemble of The Royal Conservatory, Toronto
7:30 p.m. November 18 2013
Katzin Concert Hall 50 Gammage Parkway, Tempe
Free and open to all. No reservation required.
Featuring the works of three Polish Jews whose lives were deeply affected by the Third Reich’s racial ideology: Jerzy Fitelberg, who found a safe haven in New York City; Szymon Laks, who survived Auschwitz, settled in Paris, and gradually moved from composition to literature and translation; and the most acclaimed of the three, Mieczysław Weinberg, who fled his native Warsaw and spent the rest of his life in the Soviet Union. A discussion with The ARC Ensemble Artistic Director, Simon Wynberg, will follow the performance. This performance is made possible by The OREL Foundation.
conference sponsored by: The Center for Jewish Studies
with support from: Robert & Shoshana Tancer | The Melikian Center: Russian, Eurasian & East European Studies | School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies | Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts: School of Music | The OREL Foundation
Miracles and Belief: A Consideration to Issues regarding Naturalism and Supernaturalism
Joseph Cohen, St. John’s College
Wednesday, November 20 | 4:30 p.m. | Lattie F. Coor Hall, room 4403
Joseph Cohen taught throughout the four year liberal arts curriculum at St. John's College. As such he can be considered a generalist, not a specialist, in many fields of learning. He is interested in exploring the interrelations of Philosophy, Theology, Politics, and Law, and has written on the thought of authors such as Maimonides, Hobbes, Spinoza, Rousseau, Hume and Kant. He studied in the Departments of Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Chicago, and received a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law.