Jewish Religion and Culture

StudioTulsa
1:33 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

"How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom"

Aired on Monday, March 25th.

On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Candida Moss, a professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

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StudioTulsa
5:33 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

OU's Dr. Charles Kimball: On the Rise, Decline, Tolerance, and/or Intolerance of Religion in America

Aired on Friday, February 1st.

What can we anticipate --- or even expect --- from the future of interfaith discussion in this country? To explore that question, we speak by phone with Dr. Charles Kimball, the Director and Presidential Professor of the Religious Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. A noted expert and prolific author and scholar concerning religion and religious history, Dr.

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StudioTulsa
5:58 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

"From Max Weber to Mark Rothko" (A Lecture at Philbrook)

Aired on Thursday, January 24th.

The widely praised "Models & Muses: Max Weber and the Figure" exhibit at the Philbrook Museum of Art here in Tulsa will close on February 3rd. On this installment of ST, we revisit this terrific show --- the first museum survey of Weber's work in two decades, and an exhibition which originated at Philbrook --- in order to explore one aspect of Weber's long and influential career in American modern art. Namely, that aspect is his relationship with Mark Rothko, the pioneering abstract painter who, while still a young man, was briefly a student of Weber's in the middle 1920s.

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StudioTulsa
12:50 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

A Conversation with Marc Masurovsky, Co-Founder of the Holocaust Art Restitution Project

Aired on Friday, October 26th.

On today's show, an interesting discussion with Marc Masurovsky, who co-founded the Holocaust Art Restitution Project (HARP) in 1997. (He has served as HARP's Director of Research and is also a Board member.) An acknowledged expert in his field, Masurovsky has spent decades looking into various matters related to cultural assets that were looted or else sold under duress during the Holocaust and World War II; he's also served as an expert historian in a class-action lawsuit for Jewish claimants seeking restitution of lost accounts and other liquid assets from Swiss banks.

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StudioTulsa
2:57 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

"How Jews Found a Home in the South"

Aired on Tuesday, October 23rd.

Our guest on this installment of ST is Dr. Stuart Rockoff, who will give the annual Cadenhead-Settle Lecture --- presented by TU's Department of History every fall --- tomorrow night (Wednesday the 24th) here on the University of Tulsa campus. The lecture will begin at 7pm in the Tyrrell Hall Auditorium; it's entitled "Bagels and Grits: How Jews Found a Home in the South." Dr. Rockoff is Director of the History Department at the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life in Jackson, Mississippi.

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StudioTulsa
3:52 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

"A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Thursday, August 2nd.

The uprising in Syria continues to be a cause of great concern around the globe as fighting intensifies between rebel forces and pro-government soldiers, with much of the combat occurring in and near the ancient trading city of Aleppo, in northwestern Syria. On this installment of ST, as we listen back to an interview that first aired in late May, we offer another story of Aleppo --- and of one of Judaism's most sacred texts. Our guest is the journalist Matti Friedman, a correspondent for the Associated Press who grew up in Toronto and now lives in Jerusalem.

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StudioTulsa
2:05 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

"A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible"

Aired on Thursday, May 31st.

On this edition of our show, we speak by phone with the journalist Matti Friedman, a correspondent for the Associated Press who grew up in Toronto and now lives in Jerusalem. Friedman's new book --- a highly engaging hybrid of history, mystery, biblical scholarship, and good old suspense-driven storytelling --- is called "The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible." As has been written of Friedman's book in a starred review in Booklist: "Written in the tenth century, the Aleppo Codex is the most accurate copy of the Hebrew Bible.

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