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Book Talk: “The Nun in the Synagogue: Judeocentric Catholicism in Israel” with Emma Polyakov (Merrimack College)

November 9, 2021 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


In the wake of the Holocaust, a religious phenomenon arose in Israel fueled by survivors who had converted to Catholicism as well as by Catholics determined to address the anti-Judaism inherent in their religious tradition. This talk examines this “Judeocentric Catholicism” as a case study in Catholic perceptions of Jews, Judaism, and the state of Israel.


Emma Polyakov is Assistant Professor, Religious and Theological Studies at Merrimack College.


MASKS are required when inside a campus building. Night parking policy in effect.



Sponsored by the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies. Co-sponsored by the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies.


Dey Hall, Toy Lounge [fourth floor]

UNC-Chapel Hill 


November 9, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Dey Hall
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