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Religious Studies NEWS

Abbe Center Hosts "Green Shabbat"

This Friday, Jan. 29, the Abbe Center for Jewish Life invites students to attend a special-themed version of its weekly dinner program, titled "Green Shabbat." In collaboration with the Office of Sustainability and the HWS EcoRep organization, the dinner will promote Jewish culture and its commitment to caring for the environment. The "Green Shabbat" event coincides with the celebration of Tu B'S...  More >>

Reinventing the Rubber Duck

Like baseball or jazz, the rubber duck is an American institution, and Craig Wolfe '74 is its reigning king, putting a fresh face on the classic novelty and bringing the industry home with two manufacturing facilities now in the U.S. "The rubber duck was invented in America, and then went overseas," says Wolfe, president of CelebriDucks, the only rubber duck manufacturer in the country and the to...  More >>

Dobkowski on Lying and Embellishing

In light of the recent controversy over the "mistruths and possible embellishments" uttered and written by GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson, Professor of Religious Studies Michael Dobkowski offered his comments in an opinion piece published in the Democrat and Chronicle. The article, "The Struggle Between Truth Telling and Lying," offered an alternative explanation for the reason people ...  More >>

Celebrate Hanukkah at the Abbe Center

The Abbe Center for Jewish Life will host a series of events and activities to celebrate Hanukkah, which runs from Sunday, Dec. 6 through Monday, Dec. 14. From latkes and jelly donuts to dreidel competitions and a brisket dinner, each night will include a candle lighting followed by a special event to observe the holiday. "Our nightly programs provide students with a ‘home away from home' where t...  More >>

Father Desbois on Genocide, Activism and Hope

"Genocide is public," said renowned Holocaust researcher and human rights activist Father Patrick Desbois, who reflected on his experiences in documenting long-hidden Nazi atrocities, during the Farash Lecture at Hobart and William Smith. "It's not secret - it happens in the middle of daylight. Children go to school. People don't change their lives." In his lecture, "Holocaust by Bullets," Desboi...  More >>

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