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Recent Content

Re: Query: Rambam's Iggeret ha-shmad (also known as Ma'amar Kiddush ha-shem)

In regard to the question of Robert Tabak concerning Iggeret ha-Shemad:

Apart from the sources that were already been mentioned by Liran Yadgar – see:

1. Jacob I. Dienstag, 'Letter on Apostasy' or "Treatise on Martyrdom: A Bibliography of Editions, Translations, and Studies." Kiryat Sefer 56: 2 (1981), pp. 356-368.

Conf: A Key to the Soul (Prague, 12–13 June 2017)

A Key to the Soul: Philosophical Knowledge, Spiritual Life, and Religious Identity in Medieval Judaism (1250–1600)

International workshop organized by the Department for the Study of Ancient and Medieval Thought, Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences, and the Prague Centre for Jewish Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, at the Academic Conference Centre, Jilská 1, Prague


Monday, 12 June 2017

9–9.15am: Welcome

Graduate Fellowships: ORT Marks Fellowships (University of Southampton, UK)

World ORT and the University of Southampton are pleased to announce 2 graduate fellowships of £5000 each, for Masters- or PhD-level students applying to study Jewish History and Culture at the University of Southampton beginning in October 2017.

          Students may work on any area or period of Jewish history and culture, and be registered in any department where they can be supervised by a member of the Parkes Institute (http://www.southampton.ac.uk/parkes/index.page).

Death of Professor Alan Mintz

H-Judaic is profoundly shocked and saddened to learn of the untimely passing, from a sudden heart attack, of Professor Alan L. Mintz, Chana Kekst Professor of Hebrew Literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and one of the preeminent scholars of Hebrew Literature of our time.  Prof.

Graduate Fellowship: Parkes East and Central European MA scholarship 2017/18

One Scholarship (tuition fees and a contribution to maintenance) is available for citizens of selected East and East-Central European countries to study for an MA in Jewish History and Culture at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton, UK, in 2017/18.