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Recent Content

CFP: Special Issue "Synagogue Art and Architecture"

Since its inception in antiquity, synagogue architecture has served Jewish needs for communal prayer and gathering, exhibiting a great diversity of spatial arrangements and ritual venue designs. Scholarly attention to synagogue architecture and art emerged about one and a half centuries ago. Since that time, the object of research has undergone considerable metamorphosis. Numerous synagogues were demolished in wars and social disasters; others were abandoned or ruined over the course of time.

CfP: Exploring the Transnational Neighbourhood: Integration, Community, and Co-Habitation

Exploring the Transnational Neighbourhood: Integration, Community, and Co-Habitation

A conference of the UCD Humanities Institute, University College Dublin 
in collaboration with 
The Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, 
University of London

24-26 June 2019

Necrology: Passing of Professor Joel L. Kraemer

H-Judaic is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Prof. Joel L. Kraemer (1933-2018), John Henry Barrows Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago Divinity School and a member of its Committee on Social Thought.  Prof. Kraemer, a fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research, is best known for his comprehensive biography, MAIMONIDES: THE LIFE AND WORLD OF ONE OF CIVILIZATION'S GREATEST MINDS (2008).