Ted Merwin delivers Rogoff Lecture

You Are What You Wear

Annual Hillel Rogoff Lecture Focuses on the Connection between Clothes and Jewish Humor Ted Merwin, professor of religion and Judaic studies at Dickinson College and chief theater critic for the New York Jewish Week, delivered the annual Hillel Rogoff Memorial Lecture at Stern College for Women on March 31. His talk, “Unbuttoned: Clothes and the […]

Ted Merwin

Jewish Comedy, Unbuttoned

Ted Merwin to Deliver March 31 Rogoff Lecture on How Clothes Helped Fashion American Jewish Humor At the turn of the 20th century in New York, Eastern European Jewish immigrants were overwhelmingly involved with two industries—the garment trade and the entertainment business. Not surprisingly, clothing became a major theme of American Jewish humor. The intertwining […]

Father Patrick Desbois Delivers Harrowing Account of 1.5 Million Murdered Jews at Yeshiva University’s Annual Rogoff Lecture

“What’s a Catholic priest from France doing in the killing fields of Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia?” That was the opening question posed by Father Patrick Desbois—a priest who has dedicated his life to identifying and documenting the sites of mass executions in Eastern Europe—to an emotional crowd at the 2009 Hillel Rogoff Lecture at Yeshiva University.