Query: Recommendations for readings on Jews "passing" or not as gentile

I'm interested in readings that explore how visible Jewish identity (or stereotypical Jewish appearance) has been constructed in specific times and places, and experiences of "passing" or not passing as gentile in these contexts. I'd especially be interested in works that explore the ways in which both passing and not passing as gentile have been complex and not simply good or bad, as well as in works that describe other terminology or metaphors that have been used to explore the experience of Jews passing or not passing as gentiles. Thank you for any recommendations you may have.

Workshop on Jewish Cemeteries: "All That Remains"

The international academic workshop “All That Remains: The Conservation and Education on Jewish Funerary Culture”, organized by Dr. Ortal-Paz Saar, will take place on 11–12 June 2018, at the Utrecht University Hall, Netherlands. The full program may be found here: 


Job: Associate Director, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, founded in 2007, is dedicated to promoting exemplary teaching and scholarship in Israeli history, politics, culture, and society at Brandeis University and beyond. The Center is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the modern State of Israel by training a new generation of scholars and teachers, building a vibrant academic community, and supporting research, publications, and conferences.

Call for Participation in Holocaust Research Working Group


We are pleased to announce the creation of the New Jersey Working Group on Holocaust Research, funded by the American Academy for Jewish Research, the College of Saint Elizabeth Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, and Drew University’s Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study.



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