YINR – Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies to Bring Dr. Magda Teter via Zoom


September 20, 2023    
8:15 pm - 9:15 pm

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Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS) at Young Israel of New Rochelle is proud to present Dr. Magda Teter on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 8:15 pm (ET) on Zoom.  Teter will be the first speaker of the 2023-2024 season in the monthly scholarly programming offered by WIJS at YINR.

Dr. Teter will speak on the topic “Christian Supremacy: Reckoning with the Roots of Antisemitism and Racism.”  In 2017 in Charlottesville, antisemitism and anti-Black racism converged as white supremacists, in a highly choreographed and violent protest against the removal of a statue honoring a Confederate general, carried Confederate flags and chanted “Jews will not replace us.”  In her lecture, Dr. Magda Teter, the author of Christian Supremacy: Reckoning with the Roots of Antisemitism and Racism (2023), will explain the deep roots of the connection between antisemitism and anti-Black racism.   Dr. Teter will also explore the interplay between Christian theology and law to demonstrate how legal and theological frameworks, created centuries ago, have led to the creation of social hierarchies, legal exclusion of and a denial of equality to Jews and Black people which continue to exist in modern times.

Dr. Magda Teter is a Professor of History and the Shvidler Chair of Judaic Studies at Fordham University, and the President of the American Academy of Jewish Research.   In addition to her newest book mentioned above, she is the author of Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland (2005), Sinners on Trial (2011), Blood Libel: On the Trail of An Antisemitic Myth (2020) and dozens of articles in English, Hebrew, Italian, and Polish. Her book Blood Libel won the 2020 National Jewish Book Award, The George L. Mosse Prize from the American Historical Association, and the Ronald Bainton Prize from the Sixteenth Century Society. Teter has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, HF Guggenheim Foundation, Radcliffe Institute at Harvard, the Cullman Center at the NYPL, the NEH, and others.

All WIJS programming is open to women and men.  Please visit www.yinr.org/wijs to view the complete WIJS 2023-24 schedule.  For more information, to be added to the WIJS email list, or for Zoom information, please call 914-636-2215 or email: wijs@yinr.org.  Individuals on the WIJS mailing list will automatically receive the Zoom information.