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News and Information NEWS AND INFORMATION Conferences Seventh Annual Klutznick Symposium 213 The Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization and Creighton University's Center for the Study of Religion and Society will host the Seventh Annual Klutznick Symposium in Omaha, Nebraska, on October 2 and 3,1994. The symposium theme is "Pilgrims and Travelers to the Holy Land." Throughout the ages, travelers from many cultures, for many reasons, have been drawn to and through the geographical area known as the Holy Land. The land sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims has been a crossroads or a destination for soldiers, scholars, and plain simple people. The Seventh Symposium will survey the major sites, consider the character of the pilgrimages and rituals, and explore the concepts and geogl-aphical definition of the Holy Land as it applies to each of the three religions. Other topics will relate to the literature of this extended hegira and community of explorers, travelers, and traders, as well as to the art and sciences influenced by their experiences. For further information contact Professor Bryan Le Beau, Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society (402-280-2652; or Professor Menachem Mor, Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization (402-280-2303/4; at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska 68178. Educational News IAIA Summer Seminar From July 10 to August 18, the Israel Academy of Liberal Arts (IALApronounced "yala") will be offering a six-week intensive Jewish Studies and Philosophy Seminar at its new location in downtown Jerusalem. The seminar offers in-depth analysis of the central ideas which have shaped Jewish and' Western thought. From plato and Aristotle to Isaiah and Maimonides to Machiavelli and Rav Kook, the program aims to fill the gap 214 SHOFAR Spring 1994 Vol. 12, No.3 left by University-style education: the opportunity to think about, discuss, and make decisions about the eternal questions concerning man's place in the world. Tile Academy encourages students to take seriously ideas drawn from both Jewish and Western sources, and to put these thoughts into action, to affect and improve the world, their friends, and themselves. The IALA Seminar is suitable for beginners, university students, and graduates, and as a supplement to yeshiva studies. Part-time study and college credits are available. Seminar topics include: Leadership and Ethics; Love and Happiness; Politics and Religion; Friendship and Excellence. For further information and application forms, please contact: Gabriel Danzig, Director, 5 Eliash, Jerusalem; phone: (02) 245185; 942832; e-mail: Yad Hanadiv and the Barecha Foundation Fellowships In an effort to enhance the quality of courses, instruction, and research in Jewish Studies at universities throughout the world, a Visiting Fellowship program has been established by Yad Hanadiv and the Barecha Foundation. Fellowships are awarded each year to scholars in Jewish Studies who hold non-tenured university positions or who have receiv.ed tenure after September 1994. Fellows will spend a year in Israel, participating in a structured program in their field of study. Candidates wishing to apply for a fellowship for the academic year 1995/1996 must meet the following criteria: be a maximum of 40 years old by September 1, 1995; hold a Ph.D. degree by January 1, 1995; be fluent in Hebrew; be a permanent non-resident of Israel; be involved specifically in the teaching of Jewish Studies courses. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 31, 1994. Further information and application forms may be obtained by writing to: Yad HanadiviBarecha Foundation Fellowships, 16 Ibn Gvirol Street, Jerusalem, Israel 92430, or e-mail: Jerusalem Trust Visiting Fellowship The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies invites applications for a Visiting Fellowship in the field of Jewish-Christian relations. The Fellowship is open to scholars working primarily in the field ofChristianity (e.g., New Testament, Church History, Christian Thought) who wish to News and Information 215 carry out research on some aspect of the relationship between Christianity and Judaism. The fellowship wiII be often months' duration (September 1994-June 1995). The successful candidate wiII be provided with accommodation on the Yarnton Manor Estate and wiII receive a nice...


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