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Recent Content

CFA: The Prague Summer School of Jewish Studies 2018 – Early Modern Yiddish in Prague: Language and Literature (2–6 September 2018)

The Prague Centre for Jewish Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University now invites applications for a summer school on Old Yiddish literature to take place on 2–6 September 2018. The series of workshops will be conducted by Dr. Claudia Rosenzweig (Bar-Ilan University) and is meant to serve as an introduction to Old Yiddish literature, in particular in relation to the cultural history of the Jews in Prague in the Early Modern Era.

Re: Research Query: Egyptian Coptic Christians, Jews, and Israel

Dear Henry,

See Bishāra Basṭūrūs, al-Kanīsa al-Qibṭiyya fī Miṣr wa-Ithiyūbiyā tarfuḍu al-wathīqa al-Fātīkāniyya, tabriʼat al-Yahūd min dam al-Masīḥ. Qarār al-Majmaʻ al-Muqaddas al-ṣādir fī 13 Fabrāyir 1965 [The Coptic Church in Egypt and Ethiopia Rejects the Vatican's Document about the Exoneration of the Jews for the Death of Jesus Christ (i.e. the "Nostra Aetate"). Decision of the Holy Synod from February 13, 1965], Shoubra [Cairo], 1965;

Research Query: Seeking Text of Donald Day Speech

Dear Colleagues,

I am trying to locate the text of a speech given by Donald Day, then Chairman of the UAHC Board of Trustees, at the 1983 UAHC Biennial.  (The UAHC, the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, is now the Union for Reform Judaism).  The speech is referenced at https://newspapers.library.in.gov/cgi-bin/indiana?a=d&d=JPOST19831221-01.1.12 in an article titled "Reform Makes Demands."

Many thanks in advance.