Tag Archives: Jewish Studies

(Syracuse University) Jewish Studies Fall 2018 (Looks Like)

A small program, we take visual presence with a lot of seriousness in the Department of Religion and in the Jewish Studies Program. Jewish Studies should look like something. It should have a look, projected out into the public sphere. One … Continue reading

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Arabic Movie (Eyal Sagui-Bizawe)

The Jewish Studies Program at Syracuse was delighted to host last night a screening of Arabic Movie (2015) and conversation with filmmaker Eyal Saguui-Bizawe. The movie explores the institution of the Friday afternoon “ceremony” of watching what was called “Arabic … Continue reading

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AJS 2017 Highlights

Hated, hated, hated being in Washington D.C. this year for the Association for Jewish Studies conference, what with the monster just down the street in the White House and the zombie tourists at the Mall. After three days off grid, … Continue reading

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AJS & The Transmission of Affect (Yoni Brafman)

“Is there anyone who has not, at least once, walked into a room and “felt the Jewey atmosphere”? But if many have paused to wonder how they received this Jewey impression, and why it seemed both objective and certain, there … Continue reading

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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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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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(Decision Plan) Tikvah Fund & Ethnic Cleansing in Israel

Jewish Studies colleagues along with readers of Tablet Magazine online and the Jewish Review of Books should find of interest this piece by here by JJ Goldberg. The article is about a recent rightwing plan, promoted by one Bezalel Smotrich, … Continue reading

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