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Shaina Hammerman

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Shaina Hammerman - Mass Incarceration: Why Should Jews Care?

Valley Beit Midrash

Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, President & Dean of Valley Beit Midrash interviews Dr. Shaina Hammerman, professor of Jewish cultural studies for the Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice at the University of San Francisco, on the topic of "Mass Incarceration: Why Should Jews Care?"DONATE: http://www.bit.ly/1NmpbsPFor podcasts of VBM lectures, GO HERE:https://www.valleybeitmidrash.org/learning-library https://www.facebook.com/valleybeitmidrash

6mins

13 Feb 2020

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Shaina Hammerman - Dirty Jews: Gender and Vulgarity in Jewish Comedy

Valley Beit Midrash

Professor Shaina Hammerman, a professor of Jewish cultural studies for the Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice at the University of San Francisco, presents her Valley Beit Midrash lecture "Dirty Jews: Gender and Vulgarity in Jewish Comedy" before an audience at Temple Chai (www.templechai.com/) in Phoenix, AZ.ABOUT THIS LECTURE: In the past two decades, American comedy has been animated by a cohort of raunchy “sex comics” like Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, Rachel Bloom, Lena Dunham, Ilana Glazer, and Abbi Jacobson, and others. This lecture ties together the bawdy content of these comedians’ acts with their shared identities as women and Jews. How does their work connect to the comedy of earlier generations of so-called “unkosher comediennes” like Sophie Tucker and Totie Fields? How does their work connect to the longstanding tradition of Jewish men’s comedy? It turns out that what we understand as “funny” and what we understand as “Jewish” depend entirely on the gender of the comedian.DONATE: www.bit.ly/1NmpbsPFor more info, please visit:www.facebook.com/valleybeitmidrash/ www.facebook.com/temple.chai twitter.com/VBMTorah www.facebook.com/RabbiShmulyYanklowitz/Music: "They Say" by WowaMusik, a public domain track from the YouTube Audio Library.

1hr

10 Feb 2020

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Gallery Chat: Shaina Hammerman

Jewseum

Scholar Shaina Hammerman discusses British Jews in pop culture, from Amy Winehouse to Downton Abbey.

18mins

23 Oct 2015