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CFA: Global Education Outreach Program Interdisciplinary Research Workshops

Call for Applications: GEOP Interdisciplinary Research Workshops

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews - through the Global Education Outreach Program - invites individuals and institutions to propose three-day research workshops to be held at POLIN Museum on topics related to the history and culture of Polish Jews, including new perspectives on public history, museums, and cultural memory. We especially encourage interdisciplinary and comparative approaches.

Important activities of POLIN Museum are related to Jewish art and architecture.

Research Query: Text of pamphlet by Haj Amin el-Husayni

I have seen numerous references to a pamphlet from the 1920s authored by Haj Amin al-Husayni about the history of the Temple Mount, where he states explicitly that the Dome of the Rock is on the site of the Temple.  Is this text available in English?

Joan S. Friedman
Associate Professor of History and Religious Studies
College of Wooster
(330) 263-2448

Edited Volume TOC: Semitic Linguistics and Manuscripts : A Liber Discipulorum in Honour of Professor Geoffrey Khan

Title: Semitic Linguistics and Manuscripts : A Liber Discipulorum in
Honour of Professor Geoffrey Khan
Series: Studia Semitica Upsaliensia 30
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis
Editors: Nadia Vidro, Ronny Vollandt, Esther-Miriam Wagner, Judith
Available to download (open access):

Re: Book search: Avram Benaroya

Dear Professor Schorsch,

I do not own a copy of the book but I found it at the SS. Cyril and Methodius National Library of Bulgaria. Here is the link to the book you are looking for: http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/tel4/record/3000047181945?query=Еврейският+въпрос+и+социалната+демокрация
The book's national bibliography number-NBN is "БКГ1878-1944 - 2612."
I hope this helps a bit.

Michail Kitsos

ToC: JewBus, Jewish Hindus & other Jewish Encounters with East Asian Religions (= PaRDeS: Zeitschrift der Vereinigung für Jüdische Studien, Vol. 23, 2017)

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Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Religious Studies and T

Book search: Avram Benaroya

Dear Colleagues,

I am trying to obtain a copy of a book in Bulgarian by the prominent early socialist Avram Benaroy [Benaroya]: Evreiskiyat Vipros y sotsialnata demokratsiya (The Jewish Question and Social Democracy) (Plovdiv, 1908).  Worldcat does not even list this text.  Has anyone seen this book or might have a copy?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Jonathan Schorsch


TOC Studia Judaica vol. 39

We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of Studia Judaica, biannual of the Polish Association of Jewish Studies. 
Best regards, 
marcin wodzinski, editor-in-chief 

STUDIA JUDAICA VOL. 20 (2017) NO. 1 (39)
Guest Editors:  Artur Markowski, University of Warsaw and Scott Ury, Tel Aviv University