Jewish Religion and Culture http://kwgs.org en Public Radio's Krista Tippett to Deliver the Inaugural Harold E. Hill Lecture Here at TU http://kwgs.org/post/public-radios-krista-tippett-deliver-inaugural-harold-e-hill-lecture-here-tu <p>On this edition of ST, we listen back to a 2010 interview that we did with Krista Tippett, the Oklahoma-born and Peabody Award-winning host of <a href="http://www.onbeing.org/">American Public Media's "On Being,"</a> which is heard every Sunday at noon here on Public Radio 89.5. Tippett will be the inaugural speaker tonight (Monday the 7th) in the Harold E. Hill Lecture Series at the University of Tulsa, which begins at 7pm in the Great Hall of the Allen Chapman Activity Center. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:04:12 +0000 Rich Fisher 57393 at http://kwgs.org Public Radio's Krista Tippett to Deliver the Inaugural Harold E. Hill Lecture Here at TU "The Sexuality Spectrum" --- Now on Display at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art in Tulsa http://kwgs.org/post/sexuality-spectrum-now-display-sherwin-miller-museum-jewish-art-tulsa <p>"The Sexuality Spectrum" is a powerful and wide-ranging art exhibit now on view at the The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art in Tulsa, at 2021 East 71st Street, a facility whose mission is "to preserve and share the legacy of Jewish art, history and culture." This traveling exhibit runs through February, and it includes works across a range of media, all of them exploring sexual orientation and/or sexual identity. More than 50 international contemporary artists are featured, including Judy Chicago, Joan Snyder, Arthur Tress, Archie Rand, Albert Winn, Trix Rosen, and others. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:28:28 +0000 Rich Fisher 53517 at http://kwgs.org "The Sexuality Spectrum" --- Now on Display at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art in Tulsa Tulsa's Council for Holocaust Education Observes the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht http://kwgs.org/post/tulsas-council-holocaust-education-observes-75th-anniversary-kristallnacht <p>November 9th of this year marked the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht --- the "Crystal Night" or "Night of Broken Glass" --- which was a series of sudden, violent, and coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria. Beginning on that date in 1938, the SA (a Nazi paramilitary group also known as the "stormtroopers" or "brownshirts") carried out such attacks while German authorities either looked the other way or looked on but did nothing. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 01:18:57 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 51110 at http://kwgs.org Tulsa's Council for Holocaust Education Observes the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht At the 2013 Yom Hashoah Commemoration Here in Tulsa: The Kindertransport Rescue Movement of 1938-39 http://kwgs.org/post/2013-yom-hashoah-commemoration-here-tulsa-kindertransport-rescue-movement-1938-39 <p>The Yom Hashoah Commemoration --- or Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration --- is an annual event sponsored by the Council for Holocaust Education, which is a committee of the Jewish Federation of Tulsa. Now being presented in its 16th year, this commemoration is likewise observed by numerous other Tulsa-area organizations, including the Circle Cinema and Tulsa City-County Library. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:33:16 +0000 Rich Fisher 37213 at http://kwgs.org At the 2013 Yom Hashoah Commemoration Here in Tulsa: The Kindertransport Rescue Movement of 1938-39 "Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes" http://kwgs.org/post/hank-greenberg-hero-heroes <p>The 2013 Major League Baseball season officially got underway yesterday, Sunday the 31st, with a night game between the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers. Welcome back, baseball! And therefore, on this edition of ST, we're talking about the life, career, and influence of one of the all-time great hitters, Hank Greenberg, who joined the Detroit Tigers in 1933 and went on to share the spotlight with the legendary sluggers of that era, including Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, and Lou Gehrig. Mon, 01 Apr 2013 21:56:21 +0000 Rich Fisher 36683 at http://kwgs.org "Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes" "How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom" http://kwgs.org/post/how-early-christians-invented-story-martyrdom <p>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. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:33:50 +0000 Rich Fisher 36282 at http://kwgs.org "How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom" OU's Dr. Charles Kimball: On the Rise, Decline, Tolerance, and/or Intolerance of Religion in America http://kwgs.org/post/ous-dr-charles-kimball-rise-decline-tolerance-andor-intolerance-religion-america <p>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. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:33:16 +0000 Rich Fisher 33669 at http://kwgs.org OU's Dr. Charles Kimball: On the Rise, Decline, Tolerance, and/or Intolerance of Religion in America "From Max Weber to Mark Rothko" (A Lecture at Philbrook) http://kwgs.org/post/max-weber-mark-rothko-lecture-philbrook <p>The widely praised "Models &amp; 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. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 23:58:16 +0000 Rich Fisher 33033 at http://kwgs.org "From Max Weber to Mark Rothko" (A Lecture at Philbrook) A Conversation with Marc Masurovsky, Co-Founder of the Holocaust Art Restitution Project http://kwgs.org/post/conversation-marc-masurovsky-co-founder-holocaust-art-restitution-project <p>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. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 17:50:42 +0000 Rich Fisher 28503 at http://kwgs.org A Conversation with Marc Masurovsky, Co-Founder of the Holocaust Art Restitution Project "How Jews Found a Home in the South" http://kwgs.org/post/how-jews-found-home-south-0 <p>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. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:57:22 +0000 Rich Fisher 28318 at http://kwgs.org "How Jews Found a Home in the South"