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Recent Content

Conference: Bible Study Days - Herzog College August 5-8, 2019

For over 25 years, Herzog College, an academic institution affiliated with Yeshivat Har Etzion in Alon Shvut, has been organizing week-long "Bible Study Days" - Yemei Iyun b'Tanakh - that includes dozens of lectures every day presented by academics and Bible experts. This year the program includes fours days of English-language classes and a day of classes in French.

Grants: Southern Jewish Historical Society

The Grants Committee of the Southern Jewish Historical Society (SJHS) is now accepting applications for the 2019 grants cycle. SJHS Grants support a variety of research, publications, exhibits, archival work, and other projects related to the Southern Jewish experience. The deadline for applications is Aug. 1 (it has been extended from the previously announced date of July 1).

TOC: VOL 27 of the Canadian Jewish Studies Journal / Études juives canadiennes available for free online.

TOC Canadian Jewish Studies / Études juives canadiennes, VOL 27

I am pleased to share the TOC and the link to Volume 27 of Canadian Jewish Studies, published in June of 2019 by the Association for Canadian Jewish Studies. This volume is guest edited by Ira Robinson and features articles about the exceptional memoir of Rabbi Pinchas Hirschprung. We are particularly pleased to present content that breaks new disciplinary ground in the field of Canadian Jewish Studies.


Re: Query: Seeking short intro reading on Eastern Europe Jews

For the question of Shira Klein: Although the book of Heiko Haumann, A History of East European Jews (CEU Press, Central European University Press, Budapest and New York 2002) is not giving to the readers such a short account which you are looking for – yet, I believe that it is still worth taking from it the exact pages which deals with the topics you have mentioned here.

Admiel Kosman
Potsdam University