CFP: AJS Session on "Nahman of Bratslav in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries"

In the development of the Neo-Hasidic impulse in twentieth and twenty-first century Jewish culture, fascination with Nahman of Bratslav has had a central role.  Popular and scholarly works about Nahman's tales and teachings have been of increasing interest throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, in recent decades religious groups inspired by Nahman have been active in Israel, and large numbers of Jews with a wide range of orientations have participated in pilgrimages to his grave in Uman, especially on Rosh Hashanah.  Proposals for papers in any discipline to be presented in a

CFP: AJS Call for Papers Now Online!

AJS Call for Papers Now Online!

The Association for Jewish Studies (AJS) is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the AJS 47th Annual Conference, to be held December 13-15, 2015 at the Sheraton Boston in Boston, Massachusetts.  The AJS Conference is the largest annual gathering of Jewish Studies scholars worldwide, with more than 170 sessions on the latest research in Jewish Studies, an exhibit of major publishers, professional development and digital humanities workshops, cultural events, receptions, and more.


CFP: Deadline extended, In geveb, a Journal of Yiddish Studies

The deadline for the first round of submissions to In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies has been extended to April 1st, 2015.

In geveb is an open-access digital forum for the publication of peer-reviewed academic articles, the translation and annotation of Yiddish texts, the presentation of digitized archival documents, the exchange of pedagogical materials, and a blog of Yiddish cultural life.

Obituary: Prof. Joshua A. Fishman

H-Judaic is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Joshua A. ("Shikl")  Fishman (1926-2015), one of the founding fathers of socio-linguistics, a lifelong scholar of Yiddish, and a recognized leader in such fields as  bilingual education, language and ethnicity, multiculturalism, language planning, test construction and medical anthropology. Prof.

Call for Reviewers: new films on Jewish History

Hi all,
At Icarus Films we have recently released two new titles about Jewish history. I have included descriptions below (including links with more information). If you are interested in reviewing any of them, and have an outlet interested in considering your review, please get in touch, and I can send you review copies.


EXILE, A MYTH UNEARTHED <http://icarusfilms.com/new2014/exl.html> :


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