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Re: Request: Readings on Judaism and sexuality - specific topics

For the request of Justin Jaron Lewis who is looking for articles or book chapters on Judaism and sexuality - for certain specific topics:

A. In general, many basic questions (not the new ones of course) in this field can be answered in taking a close look in this old good book: Louis M. Epstein, Sex Laws and Customs in Judaism, New York 1948.

B. For: Gender fluidity / gender diversity / the "pronouns" issue - see:

CFP: Southern Jews, American Citizens

The Southern Jewish Historical Society will host its 43rd annual conference from October 26-28, 2018 in Mobile, Alabama. The theme will be, “Southern Jews, American Citizens.” The conference will focus on how Jews living in the American South negotiated their intersecting regional, national, and ethnic identities AND how they responded to the demands and expectations imposed by regional, national, and ethnic institutions, movements, values, and goals.

The Bogdanow Lectures. 'Bystanders and the Holocaust in Poland’. 29-30 January 2018

Title: Bystanders and the Holocaust in Poland
Speaker: Prof. Jan Grabowski (University of Ottawa)
Date: 6pm Mon 29 and Tue 30 January 2018
Venue: A113, Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester. Free event and open to the public no need to book.

Lecture 1: Bystanders and the Holocaust in Poland (6pm, 29 January 2018)

Lecture 2: The Polish 'Blue' Police and its Role in the Implementation of the 'Final Solution' (6pm, 30 January 2018)

Clintion Silver Residential Workshop in Jewish Migration

Clinton Silver Residential Workshop in Jewish Migration


The Parkes Institute for Jewish/ non-Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton, UK is delighted to invite applications for 3 visiting fellows to attend a residential workshop in Jewish Migration.

We welcome applications from scholars at any stage of their career, working on topics related to Jewish migration. Scholars should have completed their PhD and be affiliated to a non-UK institution.

CFP: Jews and Race: Realities and Representations in Latin American Culture and Society (5th LAJSA regional conf.)

The Latin American Jewish Studies Association (LAJSA)

announces its


Hosted by

The Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies


The Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures

Columbia University




MAY 29-30, 2018