Monthly Archives: November 2009

Hanson’s book traces the history of the family of Jesus


November 18, 2009

Kenneth Hanson's new book The Blood Kin of Jesus: James and the Lost Jewish Church from Council Oak Books traces the history of the family of Jesus following his death and the legacy of his family within Judaism. Using recent discoveries and original research, Hanson investigates the fate of Jesus's mother, brothers, sisters, and closest followers. According to Hanson, the Jerusalem Church led by his brother James spearheaded a powerful revival of devotion within Judaism, profoundly influencing... Read More

Moshe Pelli elected President of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in the USA


November 16, 2009

Moshe Pelli, Director of the UCF Judaic Studies Program and Abe and Tess Endowed Professor of Judaic Studies, was elected President of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in the U.S.A. The association, known by its acronym NAPH, is the professional organization of professors and instructors in colleges, universities and seminaries who specialize in Hebrew language, literature and culture of the ancient, medieval and modern periods, as well as professors of Judaic Studies in the... Read More

The Shadow of Death: Letters in Flame — A New Book by Prof. Moshe Pelli on Literature of the Holocaust


November 5, 2009

The Shadow of Death: Letters in Flames is the new book published recently by Prof. Moshe Pelli, Director of the UCF Judaic Studies Program. The book analyzes novels and stories pertaining to the Holocaust experience written by major Jewish and Israeli writers. It discusses critically works such as Eli Wiesel's Night, Primo Levi's Survival in Auschwitz, and Aharon Appelfeld's Badenheim 1939. The book is the culmination of many years of researching and teaching Holocaust literature and the... Read More