Mara Benjamin Around Campus

Paula Tartakoff, in a black shirt and wearing glasses,

Fighting antisemitism by tracing its roots

The uptick in modern antisemitism can be traced back to its historical roots, says Paola Tartakoff ahead of her talks at Mount Holyoke College. 

Mara Benjamin in her office, looking at the camera

Mob at Capitol was an “attempted putsch”

Mount Holyoke College Professor Mara Benjamin was part of a group of Jewish scholars who called for Trump’s removal after January’s Capitol breach.  

Mara Benjamin, Irene Kaplan Leiwant Associate Professor of Jewish Studies

Benjamin wins book award

Mara Benjamin, chair of the Jewish Studies department at Mount Holyoke College, has won an award for her book “The Obligated Self”  

Zohar Berman ’20 interns at the Yiddish Book Center, working with the center’s Steiner Summer Yiddish Program and Wexler Oral History Project.

Crushing on oral history and language

The Yiddish Book Center has given Mount Holyoke student Zohar Berman ’20 insight into language, culture, history and the future.

Mara Benjamin joins Mount Holyoke College as the Irene Kaplan Leiwant Professor of Jewish Studies.

Seeing the divine in the familiar

Breaking up families is a desecration of humanity’s divine relationship with God, wrote Mara Benjamin.

Mara Benjamin joins Mount Holyoke College as the Irene Kaplan Leiwant Professor of Jewish Studies.

Benjamin joins MHC as Jewish studies chair

Mara Benjamin joins Mount Holyoke College as the Irene Kaplan Leiwant Professor of Jewish Studies.