TOC: New Issue of 'Dibur Literary Journal': The Long Poem

We are excited to announce the publication of the fourth issue of Dibur Literary Journal. The issue is devoted to the topic of the Long Poem. You can read the new issue online: 


The new issue creates an interesting conversation between English, Hebrew and Yiddish literary works, and rereads the genre of the Long Poem in light of European, American, Hebrew and Jewish traditions. Below please find this issue's TOC. 

APT: Jerusalem

Lovely 2.5 bedroom apartment for rent, from September 1, 2017 through June 15, 2018. Located between Rehavia and Katamon neighborhoods of Jerusalem. Large kosher kitchen, spacious living room, air-conditioned, washer/dryer, solar hot water, Judaica library. On 14, 15, and 22 bus lines; close to 13, 19, 31/32. Short walk to shopping on Palmach, Yakar, Botanical gardens, Shtieblach, Jerusalem Theater, restaurants. 15-20 minute walk to Givat Ram campus, Israel Museum, Schechter Institute, Emeq Refaim.

APT: Jerusalem - Available August 1

Bright, sunny, and airy 2 room apartment in the heart of the German Colony. Separate kitchen. One large covered balcony off the living room overlooking Emek Refaim. Quiet building with only 4 apartments. Near shops, restaurants and buses connecting you to the city centre and HU campuses. One double bed in the bedroom plus a comfortable pull-out couch in the living room/dining room. Fully stocked (meat/dairy) kosher kitchen plus all bedding. Economical Solar heating and low gas and electricity bills. Second floor.

Table of Contents: East European Jewish Affairs, Volume 46, Issue 1, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of East European Jewish Affairs has been published by Taylor & Francis/Routledge. Please visit the Taylor & Francis website for more information about the journal: www.tandfonline.com/toc/feej20/current

David Shneer and Anna Shternshis, Editors

Nick Underwood, Managing Editor | Sarah Gavison, Assistant Managing Editor

Current Issue: Volume 46, Issue 1, 2017

Editor's Introduction, David Shneer & Anna Shternshis

Research Query: Bahya ben Asher quoting a ḥadith?

In Bahya ben Asher's commentary to Parashat Bereshit, the following sentence occurs:  The Sage said, "Know your souls and you will know your God" (De'u nafshotekhem ve-tide'u elohekhem), which might also be translated "Know yourself . . ."  The source seems to be a ḥadith quoted often by the Sufis, in which Muhammad says, "He who knows himself knows his Lord."  Is it possible that Bahya would quote a ḥadith?  He did live in Muslim Spain, but would he be likely to quote the words of Muhammad in a Torah commentary?


Jacob Adler

University of Arkansas

APT: Summer in Columbia University

Looking to sublet my fully furnished, one bedroom apt near Columbia University. The apt. is in a quiet building in a charming and quiet neighborhood. Direct access to line 1 (116th), A, B, D, C (125th). The kitchen is Kosher. Apt. has AC in the living room, wireless internet. Best for a single person or a couple (pictures available upon request).

Available from June 15th to Aug 16th 2017. Looking for someone who will rent for at least 1 month.

Please e-mail Tsilla.kogel@gmail.com for more info.


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