Tag Archives: Jewish Studies

Is Modern Jewish Thought German Jewish Thought?

Truth be told, I’ve got another German Jewish thought project up my sleeve, but I am wondering nonetheless. Is Modern Jewish Philosophy Thought stuck in and condemned to the German Jewish past? Can we do without it? Do the concepts … Continue reading

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The Sad Place of Jewish Philosophy & Modern Thought at the AJS at 50

Themed around “New Vistas in Jewish Studies,” the 50th Anniversary Issue of AJS Perspectives is a delight to behold, both to see and to read. Billed as “the magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies,” its most recent issue was devoted … Continue reading

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(Anti-Lachrymose Jewish History) A Lachrymose, Theological, Reactionary Object (Salo Baron)

Jewish Studies and the study of Jewish History in America begin to show their age. The older they get the weirder they look in retrospect.  Told as an origin story, one of the great founding moments of the discipline in … Continue reading

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Psychotropic Jewish Studies & The Contemporary Study of Jewish Religion

Polling my colleagues, asking for a friend, asking for a student, because I’m kind of curious, and of course purely for the sake of research, about the contemporary shape of the field, let’s say, after 1967. I’m genuinely wondering about … Continue reading

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(AJS) The Party (2018)

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Central NY Religious Studies Consortium (And The Study of Modern Judaism

At a time when study in the Humanities is under pressure by strong social headwinds, the Central New York Religious Studies Consortium has now been finally finalized. Formed on the basis of a grouping of courtesy appointments at the Department … Continue reading

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Sharp Critical Response by President of Pitzer College To Haifa BDS

In addition to violating core principles of academic inquiry and freedom, recent campaigns by BDS to end study abroad in Israel should be recognized as a body blow targeting Jewish students and Jewish Studies. Rightly concerned about the impact of … Continue reading

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