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Recent Content

Re: Query: Popularisation of Kabbalah in the 1960s

For the question of Prof. Nathan Abrams about scholarly materials addressing the popularization of Kabbalah from the 1960s, particularly regarding the impact of Gershom Scholem –
I suggest to take a look here:
Peter Schafer, Joseph Dan (eds.), Gershom Scholem's Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism: 50 Years after. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on the History of Jewish Mysticism
Apart from that see:
1. Boaz Huss, Ask No Questions: Gershom Scholem and the Study of Contemporary Jewish Mysticism, Modern Judaism, Vol. 25: 2 (2005), pp. 141-158

AJS Chairs and Directors of Jewish Studies Programs Group

Richard Golden (UNT) and Michael Zank (BU), the new co-chairs of the AJS Chairs and Directors of Jewish Studies Programs group, would like to establish a comprehensive address list of participants in this group so we can have a preliminary discussion of what we would like to focus on at the AJS meeting in Dec 2015. If you are a chair or director of Jewish studies, please send your preferred contact information and any program proposals to judaics@bu.edu.

Query: Studies of American Jewish college attendance during the interwar years

I would be grateful for bibliographic references to studies that examine rates of American Jewish participation in higher education during the interwar years.  I am interested in both studies that provide data about these rates in specific locations (e.g., Perlmann, Ethnic differences, and Morawska, Insecure prosperity) and those that offer explanations for these rates (e.g., Berrol, "Education and economic mobility," and Steinberg, Academic melting pot).

APT: Seeking apt. in Tel Aviv


We are a young couple from Paris seeking to rent or sublet a 1 bedroom apartment or studio in Tel Aviv for the month of July. We will be taking classes and doing research, roughly June 27-July 28 (dates slightly flexible).

Please email naomi.nicolaskaufman@gmail.com

Thank you in advance.


Naomi Nicolas Kaufman

Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle