H-Judaic is profoundly saddened to learn of the passing of Prof. Leo Hershkowitz, professor emeritus of history at Queens College, where he taught for many decades, and one of the leading experts on colonial New York Jewish history. In 1968, Hershkowitz coedited Letters of the Franks Family 1733-1748 (later re-edited by Edith B. Gelles as The Letters of Abigaill Levy Franks, followed in 1967 by Wills of Early New York Jews (1704-1799).His most famous book, Tweeed's New York: Another Look appeared in 1977.
Hi All! Happily, we will be on leave Dec. 25, 2017-Aug. 25, 2018, making our 2 BEDROOM, kosher and homey NYC apartment-- complete with books, bikes and all the other conveniences-- available. We live in the heart of Riverdale, near all synagogues, a large pool, parks, numerous buses, subway lines, bike paths, and the train into Manhattan. NYU, Columbia, other universities, and archives all accessible by public transportation.
UCL Press is delighted to announce a brand new open access book that may be of interest to list subscribers: The First Hebrew Shakespeare Translations: A Bilingual Edition and Commentary by Lily Kahn. Free download available from: https://goo.gl/kwHbA3
Call for Presenters: Jewish Commercial and Intellectual Property Law Through the Ages
A One-Day Regional Conference of the Jewish Law Association
30 October 2017 at the American Jewish University, Los Angeles, California
Co-Sponsored by Pepperdine University's Diane and Guilford Glazer Institute for Jewish Studies
The Journal of Jewish Languages announces volume 5, issue 1:
We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of American Jewish History, a special issue on Jeffrey S. Gurock and the study of American Jewish History guest edited by Zev Eleff, Kimmy Caplan, and Adam Ferziger.
Best regards, Kirsten Fermaglich, Adam Mendelsohn, and Daniel Soyer, Editors
Scribes of the Cairo Genizah: Join in!