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The Parkes Institute for the study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations at the University of Southampton announces the availability of a studentship to support a doctoral candidate working on any aspect of Jewish/non-Jewish relations throughout ages.
I'm hoping someone has some suggestions for two words in a responsum by R. Joseph ibn Lev that I am stumped as to their meaning. I've had a couple of suggestions, and I have one idea of my own (but I don't know Turkish or Arabic, so it is just a stab in the dark).
The events take place in the Ottoman Empire, The topic of the responsum is about taxes (and an attempt to convince the Sultan to reduce them). The first term I was not able to understand is apparently a quantity of money. It is spelled differently two times, and I have not found it anywhere else.
The similar sociologies of Islam and Judaism have given rise to two comparable religious feminist movements in the 1970s (Roded, 2012). They deal with the textual foundations as well as the religious practices of their faith communities. Despite the similarities between Islamic and Jewish religious feminisms, there are significant differences between the two movements, such as their global and Middle Eastern manifestations.
Judaica Digital Humanities at the Penn Libraries is excited to announce the launch of the Digital Second Edition of Judaica Americana. This bibliographic database draws from Robert Singerman’s Judaica Americana, the award-winning, magisterial two-volume bibliography of American Jewish publications before 1900.
The Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton is offering a free online workshop for educators titled ‘Ethics of teaching the Holocaust and difficult histories’.