Tag Archives: Jewish Studies

anti-Judaism & anti-Semitism (Syllabus)

ANTI-JUDAISM & ANTI-SEMITISM REL/JSP 200 Spring 2022 T/Th 12:30-1:50 Shaffer Art Building 121 Zachary Braiterman office: HL 509 ZOOM office hours: W 11:00-12:00 or by appointment zbraiter@syr.edu Examines anti-Judaism and anti-Semitism as a social form, anti-Jewish and anti-Semitic tropes and … Continue reading

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(Association for Jewish Studies) Antisemitism & Academic Freedom (Working Report)

A Working Report from the AJS Task Force on Antisemitism and Academic Freedom Guidelines for Confronting Antisemitism and Protecting Academic Freedom Introduction The Association for Jewish Studies, the largest learned society and professional organization representing Jewish studies scholars worldwide, assembled … Continue reading

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(Jewish Social Studies) Epidemics & Other Disasters: Views from Jewish Studies (Coronavirus)

Additional Information Historiographical scholarship tracking the responses, including theological, of a small people caught up in the swell of impacted global crises, here being primarily plagues and pandemics. As editors Elissa Bemporad,  Julia Phillips Cohen, and  Ari Y. Kelman suggest, … Continue reading

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(Teaching) Anti-Semitism (I Don’t Want To)

Pure poison, I do not want to have to teach a course on Anti-Semitism in order for Jewish Studies to be relevant in the current climate enveloping American universities. And why us? With all due and genuine respect to colleagues … Continue reading

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(HAZMAT) Haredi Jewish Studies (Coronavirus)

  In the opening months of the viral pandemic, there were posts at sites like the blog run by the Katz Center for Jewish History relating to setting the pandemic in historical and philosophical context. There has been lively back … Continue reading

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Jewish Studies Letter Against Annexation & Apartheid in Israel

The serious talk in Israel about annexation represents a historical inflection point that will negatively affect us all in our professional and personal lives. Please consider signing this open letter from Jewish Studies teachers and professors in North America, Israel, … Continue reading

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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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