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FEATURED JOB: Full-time Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Language, John Hopkins University (Homewood Campus)

John Hopkins University - Homewood, The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Full-time Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Language

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the John Hopkins University seeks to appoint a full-time lecturer (3/3 course load) in modern Hebrew language starting July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will teach introductory through advanced courses in Hebrew language as well as undergraduate courses on cultural topics as needed.

Jewish Ethics Essay Contest

The Center for Jewish Ethics at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College is sponsoring an essay competition to encourage fresh thinking on contemporary Jewish ethics. The contest is open to rabbinical and graduate students and offered through the generosity of Bruce Whizin.

The Whizin Prize awards $1800 for the best essay, research paper, or curriculum addressing a contemporary ethical issue from a Jewish perspective.

Webinar: Agnieszka Holland & Roberta Grossman: From Behind the Camera: Polish Jewish Narratives

Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland is pleased to invite you for the next episode of #TJHTalks. 

This session will be devoted to the cultural impact of films that explore Jewish and Holocaust subjects. Hosted in cooperation with the Warsaw Jewish Film Festival, the webinar will feature two universally acclaimed filmmakers Agnieszka Holland (In Darkness) and Roberta Grossman (Who Will Write Our History).

Query: Sources on the ahistoricity of lineages and biography in the Talmud

Jacob Neusner and others have established that family lineages and other biographical details about the Sages presented in the Talmud are largely ahistorical. On behalf of a colleague who is drawing comparisons with another religious tradition, I need to locate some specific academic sources (articles or chapters) on this topic. Since the Talmud is not my main field of study, and since I am rather overwhelmed with my first semester of online teaching, I am hoping that some of you who know this field intimately can point me to some sources.

With thanks,

Justin Jaron Lewis

Qוקרט: Looking for help with a citation from Immanuel Etkis

I'm having trouble finding a copy of a book I read two years ago that I'd like to properly cite.  It is a Hebrew collection of essays edited by Immanuel Etkis titled הדת והחיים: תנועת ההשכלה במזרח אירופה.  I have notes from one of the essays, by Yosef Solomon, but cannot find online the name of the essay, nor the pages it occurs on. If anyone either has a copy of the book and can look in the TOC for this information or simiply knows of the essay, please let me know.