Posts tagged with: "Jewish Studies"

Detail of Tik (Torah case) and Glass Panel from Baghdad, 19th-20th centuries. In Jewish communities throughout the Middle East, the Torah scroll is generally housed in a rigid "tik," or case made of wood or metal.

Historic materials from Jewish community in Iraq on display

Just in time for Art Basel Miami Beach, the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU (JMOF-FIU) unveils the Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish […]

Explore the complexity of Jewish women’s leadership Feb. 18

Explore the complexity of Jewish women’s leadership Feb. 18

Writer, educator and former director of the Jewish Leadership Institute, Erica Brown shares Hebrew Bible views on women’s leadership at […]

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Documenting the expedition: Reflections of a filmmaker

Documenting the expedition: Reflections of a filmmaker

FIU filmmaker recounts challenges and rewards of a field assignment in one of the most remote corners of the world. […]

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A life changing journey: student perspectives of Papua New Guinea

A life changing journey: student perspectives of Papua New Guinea

They were a scene in motion, the four of them pinballing through airports and slogging into the muddy backwaters of […]

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Interactive: The Lost Tribes of Israel around the world

Interactive: The Lost Tribes of Israel around the world

According to the Bible, there were 12 Tribes of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, […]

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Documentary: The Lost Tribe

Documentary: The Lost Tribe

FIU Religious Studies Professor Tudor Parfitt visits the Gogodala people of Papua New Guinea, a tribe of former headhunters who […]

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Slideshow: A vibrant tradition

Slideshow: A vibrant tradition

Echoes of the ancients resonate in the intricately carved wooden masks and fearsome deities shaped by Gogodala artisans. Their traditions […]

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Searching for identity in Papua New Guinea and the past

Searching for identity in Papua New Guinea and the past

The ancestors came by canoe from the Holy Land of Yabisaba. We know it as Jerusalem. There were two boats, […]

Expanded academic programming comes to Jewish museum this fall

FIU is offering a full academic schedule at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU (JMOF-FIU) in Miami Beach for the fall semester. The […]

FIU student plays a rough round of rugby, Papua style

In a remote village of Papua New Guinea, the call went out by word of mouth. Anyone have a pair […]

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Professor studies Jewish movement in Papua New Guinea

In a remote corner of Papua New Guinea, the scholar known internationally as the “British Indiana Jones” is tracking a […]

Journey to Papua New Guinea

Journey to Papua New Guinea

Research expedition opens FIU team to a new world of culture, experiences and ideas Miami. Atlanta. L.A. Sydney. Cairns. Port […]

Before we left, I showed the women who took care of us the work I do and explained that I would be writing about them in the university magazine. Nalisa Ibowa (blue) is here with her friends Dedeato Naru, Simisa Dabema, Yada Bibaisi and Aumato Bibaisi.

Welcome to the tribe

Lessons on kinship from the Gogodala of Papua New Guinea On my second day in Papua New Guinea, Nalisa Ibowa […]

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Is one of the lost tribes of Israel in Papua New Guinea?

Is one of the lost tribes of Israel in Papua New Guinea?

Religious Studies professor Tudor Parfitt and a few of his students are on a mission. They are visiting the Gogodala […]

Traveling to Papua New Guinea will be, from left, graduate student Sabrina Diz, FIU Magazine Editor Deborah O'Neil, Honors College student Pablo Currea, biology major Keysel Pelaez, education graduate student Olivia Autolino and religious studies major Kyle Decker.

Professor leading students on mission to Papua New Guinea

Professor Tudor Parfitt, the scholar known as the “British Indiana Jones,” was in Australia a decade ago lecturing on the […]