Center Talk, Spring 2016

In early November, the Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture held its first public event, a discussion of “Jews in the Freedom Summer” with Bruce Watson, author of this year’s College Reads! selection, Freedom Summer: The Savage Season That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy. On November 19th

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Center Talk: Looking Toward the Future, Spring 2014

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s a historian I don’t have to predict the future, just the past – an easier task, though scholars don’t always get that right either. Whatever my limitations as a seer, I know enough to tell that the grim tidings in the Jewish and the general press about Jewish life

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New Southern Jewish Culture Center to Highlight City’s Unique History, February 2014

"At one historic time, Charleston was the nation's hub of Jewish life and religious freedom, giving rise to a rich Jewish heritage that endures today. Jewish history here has roots so deep, especially for a smallish Southern city, that one of its oldest families is donating $1.5 million to create

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