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Re: Query: Torah as Bride of Israel

For the question of Prof. Benjamin Braude - regarding the motif of Torah as bride of Israel -
see:

1. Tamar Kadari, Tokho Ratzuf Ahava: Al haTorah KeRaaya biDershot HaTannatim leShir HaShirim, Tarbiz 71 (2002), pp. 391-404.

2. Arthur Green, Bride, Spouse, Daughter: Images of the Feminine in Jewish Religious Literature, in: Susannah Heschel, ed., On Being a Jewish Feminist, Schocken, New York, pp. 248-260.

Re: Research Query: Kol Bo Herem. Text of the oath pronounced

I have the impression that this information can clarify it further:

The Kolbo Herem went in the modern time a kind of transmutation - and is called today Pulsa deNura; Ceremony that according to the study of Zion Zohar in modern Judeism is nothing more than a renewed ritual – based on the old Kolbo Herem - invented by the Eda Haredit.
See: Zion Zohar, Pulsa De-Nura: The Innovation of Modern Magic and Ritual, Modern Judaism, 27:1 (2007) pp. 72-99.

Admiel Kosman
Potsdam University

Call for Submissions--Due Oct. 20, 2018 Mark and Ruth Luckens International Prize in Jewish Thought and Culture

Mark and Ruth Luckens International Prize in Jewish Thought and Culture

The Jewish Studies Program at the University of Kentucky invites entries for the annual Mark and Ruth Luckens Essay Competition in Jewish Thought and Culture.  The Luckens Prize is awarded to the best unpublished original essay that is also suitable for oral presentation to a general audience and is written by a graduate student or recent Ph.D.

CFP: Expulsion, Exile and Destruction: Armenian and Jewish Perspectives, International Conference, 24–27 February 2019, Hanover, Germany

The European Centre for Jewish Music at Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media and the German-Armenian Society are pleased to announce their upcoming international multidisciplinary conference

EDITED VOLUME TOC: Advancing the Learning Agenda in Jewish Education, edited by Jon A. Levisohn and Jeffrey S. Kress

Academic Studies Press is pleased to announce the publication of Advancing the Learning Agenda in Jewish Education, edited by Jon A. Levisohn and Jeffrey S. Kress.

September 2018 | 219 pp.; 4 figs.; 2 tables
9781618117533 | $99.00 | CL
9781618118790 | $34.00 | PB

CFP: 33rd Annual MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States) Conference

Join us for the 33rd  Annual MELUS Conference in Cincinnati, OH

Conference Theme: “Underground Histories”

Dates: March 21-24, 2019

Keynote Speakers: Viet Thanh Nguyen and Saidiya Hartman

Conference websitehttps://melus2019.com/

Hosted by the University of Cincinnati

Hilton Netherland Plaza, 35 W 5th St., Cincinnati, OH

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