BU Department of Judaic Studies and Center for Israel Studies announce fall programs

The Binghamton University Department of Judaic Studies and Center for Israel Studies will hold the following fall programs:
On Wednesday-Thursday, October 3-4, Ruth Gavison campus visit and public lecture on the new nationality law. Ruth Gavison is an Israeli law professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her areas of research include ethnic conflict, the protection of minorities, human rights, political theory, judiciary law, religion and politics, and Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. She is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. On Wednesday, October 3, from 3-4:30 pm, in Admissions Center 189, there will be a public lecture on the New Nationality Law. On Thursday, October 4, from noon-1 pm, in Library Tower 1310, there will be a roundtable with students.
On Sunday, October 16, from 7:30-9:30 pm, Ran Tal will screen his documentary film “The Museum,” about the Israel Museum, in Admissions Center 189. After the public screening, there will be a question-and-answer session with the director. “The Museum” (Israel 2017, 74 minutes) is in Hebrew with English subtitles. According to publicity material, “It is a film that observes, examines and ponders Israel’s most important cultural institution, the Israel Museum. The film follows the visitors, observes the observers, listens to the speakers and descends to the storerooms, labs and conference rooms.”
On Tuesday, October 30, from 7:30-9:30 pm, in Admissions Center 189, there will be a public screening of the recent Israeli horror film “Big Bad Wolves” (Israel 2013, 1 hour 50 minutes directors/writers: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado). The film is in Hebrew with English subtitles. In the film, a series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: the father of the latest victim, now out for revenge; a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law; and the main suspect in the killings, a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder.