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Recent Content

TOC: Journal of Jewish Languages - special issue on American Hasidic Yiddish

We are pleased to announce issue 6.1 of the Journal of Jewish Languages, a thematic issue on American Hasidic Yiddish, guest edited by Dalit Assouline.

Introduction: American Hasidic Yiddish
By Dalit Assouline
Pages 1–3

How Yiddish is Haredi Satmar Yiddish?
By Steffen Krogh
Pages 5–42

English Can Be Jewish but Hebrew Cannot: Code-switching Patterns among Yiddish-speaking Hasidic Women
By Dalit Assouline
Pages 43–59

CfA: USHMM 2019 Summer Research Workshop Program, applications due Oct. 1, 2018

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies invites proposals from Workshop Coordinator(s) to conduct two-week research workshops at the Museum during the month of July in 2019. We welcome proposals from scholars in all relevant disciplines, including history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, Romani studies, philosophy, religion, anthropology, comparative genocide studies, and law.


Re: Research Query: Responsum on Plastic Water Bottles/Sustainability

Dear Rivka,

Not a responsum per se, but see the article by Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu (in Hebrew, pub. April 24, 2010), in which he cites Midrash Tanhuma, Kedoshim 8 (the story of "King Hadrian and the Old Man"; ed. Salomon Buber, Vilna, 1885, 76) and Kohelet Rabbah 7:13.


CFA - Charleston Research Fellowship

The Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture at the College of Charleston invites applications for its research fellowship program. Fellowship stipends will amount to $500/week and, depending on availability, may include free housing. The deadline for those hoping to visit during the academic school year is August 1.