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Jewish Studies Post-Election: What Now and What Does the Future Hold? (AJS 2016)

Organized by David Biale and others, these are two sessions on Trump and the state of Jewish politics (and Jewish Studies in the Age of Trump) at the upcoming Association for Jewish Studies conference AJS Post-Election Sessions Jewish Studies Post-Election: … Continue reading

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Laura Levitt On (Not) Being Jacob Neusner’s Student

Free from what she calls the “really real,” this is a powerful memory by Laura Levitt who studied under the wing of the late Jacob Neusner at Brown before launching her own spectacular career as a pioneer scholar of Judaism and … Continue reading

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(On History & Anti-Semitism) Jewish Studies Professoriate Weighs in on Trump

This statement was organized by David Biale and so many others. Anyone who’s anyone across the field of Jewish Studies signed on; others of us found out about it too late to be able to get on the list. Kudos … Continue reading

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Against the American Jewish Identity Paradigm (Yitzchak Schwartz)

by contributing editor Yitzchak Schwartz In her 2000 Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies article on American Jewish history, historian Hasia Diner notes a new trend in the field in which a growing number of works were focusing on Jews’ self-understanding … Continue reading

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Not a Rabbi (I Try to Explain)(Jewish Studies)

The editors at the Bulletin for the Study of Religion were nice to include me in their series, “So You’re Not a Priest, Scholars Try to Explain…To Others” about academic scholars of Religion. You can read my post here. Not a … Continue reading

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(Call for Fellowship Applications) Jewish Culture, Nature, Science, Religion (Katz Center)

Nature between Science and Religion: Jewish Culture and the Natural World During the 2017–2018 fellowship year, the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to ask new questions about the history of science, … Continue reading

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Jewish Political Thought (Katz Center Fellows) (2016-2017)

With its focus on Jewish political thought and a particularly strong Jewish philosophy component, next year’s fellowship program for 2016-2017 at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania looks especially strong and exceptionally promising. You … Continue reading

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