Obituary: Prof. Benjamin Harshav

H-Judaic is saddened to learn of the passing, on April 23rd, of Benjamin Harshav (1928-2015), the Jacob & Hilda Blaustein Professor Emeritus of Hebrew Language and Literature at Yale, an accomplished poet and writer, and a pioneering scholar of Hebrew and Yiddish culture.  Born in Vilna, Harshav survived the Shoah, emigrated to Palestine, and later founded the Department of Poetics and Comparative Literature at Tel Aviv University.  He also founded the literary journal, POETICS TODAY.  Writing in that journal, Ziva Ben-Porat argued that to appreciate Harshav's ac

APT: North Riverdale 2015-2016

Spacious, very sunny combined 3-bedroom 3-bathroom apartment with living room, formal dining room, open kitchen / family room, laundry room with washer and dryer, entry foyer, eastern/western exposures with cross breezes, and many closets in apartment complex with courtyard and playground. Steps from schools: SAR Academy and P.S. 81.

CFP: AJS Panel "Jews in Contemporary Eastern Europe and the FSU"

We are seeking participants for a panel on Jews in Contemporary Eastern Europe and the FSU. Papers that focus on Jewish history and political involvement in Eastern Europe and the USSR/FSU in XX-XXI centuries are particularly welcome. Relationships between Jews and politilcal leadership in the former Soviet Republics is another venue we want to explore.

Please send your proposals to  arib27@gmial.com and kiriru14@gmail.com



Apt: Jerusalem, 2015-2016

Beautiful, airy, modern fully furnished and spacious, 2-bedroom apartment in Beit ha-Kerem/Yafe Nof neighborhood in Jerusalem.  Kosher kitchen, nice sitting porch.  A/C, washer/dryer, cable TV.   Short walk to supermarket, stores, light rail and bus lines. Close to Givat Ram campus. Available for full 2015-2016 academic year only. Non-smokers only. No pets. Contact: jonathan.dekelchen@gmail.com


Conf: On the Same Page: Digital Approaches to Hebrew Manuscripts

We are delighted to announce the programme for On the Same Page: Digital Approaches to Hebrew Manuscripts at King's College London. This two-day conference will explore the potential for the computer-assisted study of Hebrew manuscripts; discuss the intersection of Jewish Studies and Digital Humanities; and share methodologies.

Conf: From Ibrahim bin Yakub to 6 Anielewicz Street

"From Ibrahim ibn Yakub to 6 Anielewicz Street"
International Conference to Mark the Opening of the Core Exhibition
of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

May 11-14, 2015


The conference will introduce the POLIN Museum's Core Exhibition to the scholarly public and review the present state of knowledge on the history of Jews in the Polish lands.

CFP: Focus on German Studies Twentieth Annual Graduate Student Conference: True Stories? Exploring Subjectivity, Non-Fiction and Truth Claims

Call for papers: Focus on German Studies Twentieth Annual Graduate Student Conference: True Stories? Exploring Subjectivity, Non-Fiction and Truth Claims
20-22 November 2015, Cincinnati, University of Cincinnati

The German Graduate Student Association of the University of Cincinnati and the editors of the graduate student journal Focus on German Studies present the Twentieth Annual Focus Graduate Student Conference to be held 20–22 November, 2015 at the University of Cincinnati.

Obituary: Prof. Menahem Haran

H-Judaic is deeply saddened to learn of the passing, at age 91, of Professor Menahem Haran (1924-2015), Yehezkel Kaufmann Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies at the Hebrew University and one of the towering figures of Jewish biblical scholarship.  Born in Moscow, Haran and his family escaped from Russia in 1933 and came to Palestine.  He studied at the Hebrew University and then served on its faculty  until his retirement.  English readers know Haran best for his TEMPLES AND TEMPLE SERVICE IN ANCIENT ISRAEL.


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