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CFA - 2019-2020 Fellowship at the Katz Center: "The Jewish Home"

Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania

2019-2020 Fellowship at the Katz Center: "The Jewish Home"

Call for Applications: Katz Center Fellowship

The Herbert D. Katz Center at The University of Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for the 2019–2020 academic year on the theme of The Jewish Home: Dwelling on the Domestic, the Familial, and the Lived-In.

Research Query: Tanakh/תנ״ך

I have seen Tanakh described as "the traditional name" for the Hebrew Bible — which it seems to me cannot be right.  (That, I think, would have been Mikra.)

Can anyone point me to the history of this word?  The dictionaries assign it to "the modern period" (which seems obvious), but … who coined it and when?  How long did it take to catch on?

 

thanks,

Michael Carasik

H-Judaic is seeking a new book review editor

H-Judaic is seeking a new book review editor.

The position involves soliciting reviewers, editing reviews, corresponding with authors or publishers seeking to have materials reviewed. Review editors must have strong field qualifications in Jewish Studies, and must be regularly available by email. Reviews will go through H-Net's online Reviews Management System. H-Net will provide training in the use of the review management system and basic H-Net Commons editing.

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