Welcome to the Jewish and Israel Studies Blog at Wesleyan University. On this blog we will be posting upcoming events sponsored by Jewish and Israel Studies. The blog welcomes follow-up comments from readers concerning matters raised at these events. In addition, the blog will be a site for reader responses to audio and video recordings we will be posting of academic lectures, poetry readings, conference papers, and other cultural events sponsored by JIS.

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