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Recent Content

TOC - Hebrew Union College Annual Volume 88

Hello, We are pleased to announce the publication of Hebrew Union College Annual Vol. 88

1 The Battle of Beth Zechariah in Light of a Literary Study of 1 Maccabees 6:32–47
Amram Tropper, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

29 Was There a Separate Transmission of Tosefta Tohorot? Evidence from Rishonim and from Fragments of the Cairo and “European” Genizas
Binyamin Katzoff, Bar-Ilan University

Query: Readings on Holocaust debates

Seeking secondary sources for a new class on debates on the Holocaust. Preference for debates that focus on victims, but perpetrators ok too. For any given debate, I would like 2 opposing readings so that students see the conflict clearly. Especially interested in juxtaposing dated readings with innovative, myth-busting works. Any and all ideas welcome!

Thank you, Shira Klein, sklein@chapman.edu

Call for papers - The Future of Holocaust Testimonies V, 11-13 March 2019, Akko, Israel

The Holocaust Studies Program of Western Galilee College, the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, University of Southern California, and the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies, Appalachian State University, announce the fifth international interdisciplinary conference and workshop on The Future of

Obituary: Dr David S. Ariel

H-Juaic mourns the untimely passing, from an apparent heart attack, of Dr David S. Ariel (1949-2018), president of Ariel Learning, past president of the Oxford Center of Hebrew and Israel Studies, and past president of Siegal College in Cleveland.  Dr. Ariel was trained at the Hebrew University and Brandeis, and was especially interested in Kabbalah and in adult Jewish education. His books include WHAT DO JEWS BELIEVE;. THE MYSTIC QUEST IN JUDAISM, SPIRITUAL JUDAISM, and more. He was an enormously popular teacher in Boston's Me'ah program, and in other adult learning settings.