Tag Archives: Jewish Studies

Pandemics Plagues and the Jewish Past (JQR)

A neat little blogpost here from the Jewish Quarterly Review with this smart cover image. Includes timely historical reflections from Susan Einbinder, Joshua Teplitsky, Galit Hasan-Rokem, and Rhona Seidelman as well as a note of commitment from the JQR editorial … Continue reading

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Edward Said & Orientalism (Some Bibliographical References)

Of course most if not all of my academic friends will recognize this picture and will have read at some point in their lives the text for which it is the cover-image. But from which perspectival perch do we engage … Continue reading

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(Right Size to Survive) Academic Publishing (Jewish Studies & Gary Dunham at Indiana University Press)

I learned this year at the Association for Jewish Studies conference from Gary Dunham, director of Indiana University Press something about academic publishing in today’s market climate. Picking up on a question that a colleague and friend asked him and … Continue reading

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The PARTY (AJS 2019)

(Kudos and gratitude to the inimitable Laura Levitt)

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(AJS Annual Conference) Picks (2019)

Contrary to what what some people say, the AJS is a good place for Jewish philosophy and thought. A page is being turned. At this year’s upcoming annual conference in San Diego, there is not much by way of Buber, … Continue reading

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(Horrid Ideas) The Tikvah Fund & The Racist Right in Israel

Always academic undercover, there was nothing ever innocent about the Tikvah Fund. In the States, they have since shut down their field operations, at Princeton and NYU. This article here at Haaretz includes in its analysis of the influence of … Continue reading

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(Job Opening) Phyllis Backer Professor of Jewish Studies (Judaism)

Assistant Professor: Judaism The Department of Religion and the Jewish Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY) invite applications for the Phyllis Backer Professor of Jewish Studies, who will be appointed as a … Continue reading

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