Professor David Jacobson offered UNIV 1001: "The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Contested Narratives," in Wintersession, 2017. The course included an eight-day study tour of Israel/Palestine. In this seminar students compared the radically different narratives that Palestinians and Israelis tell themselves and the world about their struggle over Palestine/Israel.
Professor Saul Olyan, Samuel Ungerleider Jr. Professor of Judaic Studies and Professor of Religious Studies at Brown University, has published a book, with Yale University Press, entitled "Friendship in the Hebrew Bible."
In recognition of a $3.5 million gift made by Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld to support the renovation and ongoing maintenance of Brown University's Judaic Studies Building, the University has renamed the building, at 163 George Street, the "Hirschfeld House." Read more in the BDH.