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Volume 59, Number 32    April 16, 2012         

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April 2006 Newsmakers

Corporate competition
Professor of Management John Sullivan was quoted in an April 10 Wall Street Journal report on the recruiting practices of Silicon Valley tech companies competing against better-known corporations for top-notch employees. "If you just hand someone a brochure at a recruiting event, they know you're a dinosaur," Sullivan said.

Same rite, different day
Professor and Chair of Jewish Studies Fred Astren explained the origins of the Karaite branch of Judaism in the April 4 issue of The Jewish Journal. "The majority of rabbinic commentators affirm that Karaites are Jews, and that they do not disagree on the fundamentals of Judaism…but they do differ in the way they observe the commandments. Where the differences in the commandments could be most pronounced (is) in the calendar and marriage," Astren said. "If you are eating when other Jews are fasting, and fasting when other Jews are eating, that’s pretty strong stuff."

Ancient access
Professor of Jewish Studies Marc Dollinger commented for an April 3 article in J., The Jewish Weekly, on the move to U.C. Berkeley of the Magnes Collection for Jewish Art and Life, which contains materials relating to Jews in the American West. "I think it's great -- it's better than good," Dollinger said. "It's better to house [the Jewish West documents] at a research library; it's more accessible to a wider audience."

 

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