Passing of Dr. Tally Kritzman-Amir

H-Judaic is devastated to learn of the tragic passing from cancer of Dr. Tally Kritzman-Amir, visiting professor at Harvard University and Boston University, past fellow at the Hadassah Brandeis Institute, and a leading young scholar  in the fields of refugee studies, immigration law, and human rights.  Educated at Tel Aviv University, Dr. Kritzman-Amir authored numerous highly regarded articles  and was the recipient of the Association for Israel Studies Early Career Award.  Here is the message that AIS posted:


Passing of Prof. Dara E. Goldman

H-Judaic is shocked and saddened to learn of the untimely and unexpected passing of Dara E. Goldman (1971-2022), Associate Professor of Spanish and Director of the Program in Jewish Culture and Society at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  Educated at Columbia and Emory, and author of Out of Bounds: Islands and the Demarcation of Identity in the Hispanic Caribbean (Bucknell Univ.

Passing of Prof. Jeremy Zwelling

H-Judaic is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jeremy Zwelling (1941-2022), Associate Professor of Religion, beloved teacher, and founder of Jewish Studies at Wesleyan University.  Educated at Columbia, JTS and Brandeis, Prof. Zwelling published a critical edition of Joseph of Hamadan's SEFER TASHAK.  The Jewish Studies chair at Wesleyan is named in his honor.

Wesleyan has published the following memorial on its website:

Jeremy Zwelling, associate professor of religion, emeritus, passed away on May 8 at the age of 81.

In Memoriam: Charles P. Roland, emeritus professor of History, University of Kentucky

Republished by permission and on behalf of Dr. Phil Harling.

It is with great sadness that I report to you the passing of Charles P. Roland, emeritus professor of History, on April 12, 2022, at the age of 104. An esteemed University of Kentucky faculty member for over 18 years, Dr. Roland was a distinguished scholar, beloved and talented teacher, and decorated World War II soldier.

Obituary: Professor Yoshinaga Shin'ichi (1957-2022)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Yoshinaga Shin’ichi 吉永 進一 two weeks after his 65th birthday, on 31 March 2022. He leaves behind his life partner, Yukari, their two daughters, and dozens of friends, colleagues and students who will sorely miss his unlimited wit and generosity.  

Passing of Prof. Sydney Eisen

Julie Feinberg, coordinator of the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies at York University, has conveyed to us the sad news that Professor Sydney Eisen (1929-2022), an historian and founding director of York's Centre for Jewish Studies, has passed away.  She provides the following necrology:

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