FIGHTING THE FIRES OF HATE: AMERICA AND THE NAZI BOOK BURNINGS

An exhibition exploring the front lines in the “war of ideas” between democracy and fascism.
On May 10, 1933, university students across Nazi Germany burned thousands of books in an ominous “cleansing” of the “un-German spirit” from German culture. This exhibit explores how the book burnings became a potent symbol in America’s battle against Nazism and why they continue to resonate with the public today. Information: ushnn.org/bookburning

October 26-December 17, 2014
The University of Montana Mansfield Library
32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT
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DO WORDS KILL? HATE SPEECH, PROPAGANDA, AND INCITEMENT TO GENOCIDE

The root causes of hatred and racism have not changed, but technology has advanced ways to disseminate hate speech and incitement to violence. Learn when hate speech crosses the line to “dangerous speech,” where such speech is a threat today, and what can be done to counter it without restricting freedom of expression. Register: ushmm.org/events/hate-speech-montana

Wednesday, November 5, 7:00 p.m.
University of Montana, University Center Theater
32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT

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Posted on October 27, 2014, in 2014, Events, November, Ram's Horn. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Laurie Franklin

    Hi all!
    I’m giving one of the talks in the “Fighting Fires of Hatred” series at UM. On Dec 4 at 5:30 pm at the UC Theater, I’ll present “Black Fire on White Fire: Sacred Text in Jewish Tradition”.

    Here’s the abstract:

    The Jewish people are often referred to as “People of the Book”. This epithet conveys the elevated status of sacred text in Jewish tradition. Study of Torah, Talmud, and rabbinic writings is valued as a holy activity that connects the learner with the Divine. Learning in pairs, chevruta, brings the indwelling Divine Presence, the Shechinah into the space between the learners. In this lecture-workshop, we will learn about the variety of Jewish sacred text and explore traditional and contemporary approaches to Torah study. In addition, we’ll engage in hands-on chevruta learning and encounter the rich tradition of Torah scribal arts.

    Thanks!
    Laurie Franklin
    Spiritual Leader and Rabbinic Intern
    Har Shalom, Missoula, MT.

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