I would like to create a panel on Jewish culture in the Soviet Union for the 50th Annual Convention of the Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies [ASEEES], Boston, MA, December 6-9, 2018. The theme of the conference is “Performance”. I am looking for the paper proposals on Soviet Jewish theater, film, music, literature and arts as well as the chair for the panel. I am going to present my paper on Jewish culture in Kyiv in the interwar period.
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Re readings on Judaism and sexuality, the following article should also be of interest:
Hillel Gray, "The Transitioning of Jewish Biomedical Law: Rhetorical and Practical Shifts in Halakhic Discourse on Sex-Change Surgery," Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies and Gender Issues, 29 (Spring 2015), pp. 81-107.
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We are delighted to announce an important international Conference which is taking place as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018. Urban Jewish Heritage: Presence and Absence is being held from 3-7 September 2018 in the World Heritage City of Krakow, Poland. The Conference will bring together academics, planners, policy makers and community leaders to examine and discuss the pasts, presents and futures for towns and cities with Jewish Heritage, particularly in Europe.
CONTENTS Volume 31 Nos. 1–2 2017
Special Issue: New Perspectives on Jewish Legal History
Jay Berkovitz and Ephraim Kanarfogel
Marriage Before the Bench: Divorce Law and Litigation Strategies in Thirteenth-Century Ashkenaz
Situating Maimonides’s Approach to the Oral Torah in Its Andalusian Context
Call for Papers – Tel-Hai, a Century-Old Perspective:
A collection of essays and an international conference marking the centennial anniversary of the Tel-Hai affair
New Resources from Beit Agnon
The English-reading community is invited to visit our new website (and when in Jerusalem to visit the Agnon House itself), which features the following items of interest about Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon: