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Recent Content

Research Query: Isaac b. Abraham Neustadt

I will be very grateful for any information about Isaac b. Abraham Neustadt, who edited some kabbalistic material around the beginning of the 18th century.  In one work he describes himself as "Yitzchak b. HaḤaver Avraham, his memory for a blessing, judge of K”K Amsterdam."  I assume he or his family came from the German town of Neustadt in the Palatinate, but do not know that for certain.  Beyond two thin encyclopedia articles, so far I have been able to dig up nothing about his life, career or editorial work.

Jonathan Schorsch

Research Query: Information related to Nahum the Prophet, Iraqi Kurdish Jewish pilgrimages


I'm a writer working on a project on the grave of Nahum the Prophet in Iraqi Kurdistan, in the village of al-Kosh. The grave was a popular pilgrimage site during Shavuot for Iraqi Kurdish Jews. I'm looking for any papers or opportunities to speak to people about the religious/historical significance of Nahum, the grave of Nahum and/or the religious rituals of Kurdish Jews in Iraq.


Aliza Marcus


CFP: Holocaust Writing in Canada

Although the Holocaust has long engaged writers in Canada – those with and without direct links to the historic event – their particular exploration of the subject has received little critical or scholarly attention. We now invite submissions to a collection of scholarly essays on Canadian literary works that treat the subject of the Holocaust.


The Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Summer Program at Tel Aviv University

The 14th international Yiddish summer program at Tel Aviv University will take place from June 30 to July 25, 2019. The Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Summer Program is unique in offering Yiddish instruction at five levels, and in offering cultural programs both on campus and in the vibrant city of Tel Aviv.