Monthly Archives: October 2017

Article about Upcoming Modern Judaism Job in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University

The discussions with representatives from the Phyllis Backer Foundation about funding a new position in modern Jewish Studies were substantive and to the point about the future of Jewish Studies as a broad area of study and the specific academic … Continue reading

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Religion, Things, Idea, Sensation (Reading Max Müller)

In putting together the syllabus for my graduate seminar, I decided to add the almost but never quite long forgotten Max Müller to his rightful place in the canon of classical theories and methods in the study of Religion. I … Continue reading

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On Zionists & Jews, Communal & Associative Relationships (Max Weber)

Working through the “Basic Sociological Terms” in Max Weber’s masterpiece, Economy and Society is this little point of interest regarding the difference between Communal and  Associative Relationships with a special reference to Zionists and Jews. As defined by Weber, the ideal … Continue reading

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Tenure Track Job in Modern & Contemporary Jewish Thought (Towson University)

Assistant Professor of Jewish Thought Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies College of Liberal Arts Position: The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in Modern and Contemporary Jewish Thought, beginning August 2018. Qualifications: … Continue reading

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Urban Rainbow (Noah)

(Shots from the summer for this week’s parsha)

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Noah Feldman on Neo-Nazis, Academic Freedom, and Free Speech

Neo Nazis on  campus? The lines get kind of blurry the more clearly they get drawn. In an interesting article Noah Feldman  parses out the difference between academic freedom and free speech with an eye  on the First Amendment (which … Continue reading

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Jewish Studies at Syracuse & the Central New York Humanities Corridor

No doubt a dubious career proposition given the current state of the job market, but it is that time of year to pitch graduate studies to prospective students. In the interest of pitching Jewish Studies at Syracuse University, the Religion … Continue reading

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