Israiliyat: Journal of Israeli and Judaic Studies [İsrailiyat: İsrail ve Yahudi Çalışmaları Dergisi, e-ISSN 2645-890X] an annual, double blinded peer-reviewed journal, organizes an Annual International Conference on Israel and Judaism Studies (ICIJS).
NASHIM: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies & Gender Issues will devote its issue no.
Dear colleagues, we are excited to introduce a new podcast titled Jewish History Matters, featuring interviews and in-depth discussion of new research and enduring debates about Jewish history and culture and why it matters. The podcast launched earlier this year at www.jewishhistory.fm with episodes on topics including "What Ifs of Jewish History," "Why 1938 Matters Today," and more.
Is there any discussion of the motif of Torah as bride of Israel since Barbara A. Holdrege published “The Bride of Israel: The Ontological Status of Scripture in the Rabbinic and Kabbalistic Traditions” in 1989?
Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of American Jewish History. American Jewish History is published by Johns Hopkins University Press and the American Jewish Historical Society.
I would recommend looking at:
Janet Hadda, Passionate Women, Passive Men: Suicide in Yiddish Literature (SUNY Press, 1988), who brought to the topic her expertise both in Yiddish literature and psychoanalysis.
Does anyone have sources for the origin / date of the Vehi She'amdah section?
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Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
New York University
In a span of two weeks in Oct.–Nov. 1970, three synagogues were bombed in Rochester, N.Y., during a larger series of mafia-orchestrated bombings. While I've identified some primary sources, listed below, I've not yet found secondary material referencing the synagogue attacks. Even the retrospective history article in the city newspaper elides the fact that synagogues were among the targeted buildings. Looking beyond Rochester, I want to connect these events to larger trends of anti-Semitism and threats against American synagogues in this period.
Looking for articles that wrestle with the scope of rabbinics. Not sure how to explain more, but I'm not looking for a reading list on the formation of the Talmud. Is there an academic conversation on what counts as rabbinics? Is that too broad of a discipline? This could either be a discussion about the academic field of "rabbinics" or a discussion about what does or does not count as "rabbinic literature."