5th Annual NEA Lecture: David Ruderman on “Missionaries, Mushumadim, and Maskilim

We are pleased to announce that David Ruderman (University of Pennsylvania) will be presented the 5th Annual Norman E. Alexander Lecture in Jewish Studies.  His topic will discuss a unique instance in Jewish history where Maskilim (Enlightened Jews) defended traditional Judaism against missionary Alexander McCaul.  Reception to follow the lecture.  Alexander Lecture 2015 Additionally, our brand new NEA Library tote bags (generously sponsored by the Norman E. Alexander Foundation) will be available at the lecture.  Tote bags are currently available at the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, the Columbia/Barnard Hillel, and the Norman E. Alexander Librarian for Jewish Studies’ office.

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