TOC Special Issue: New Perspectives on Jewish Legal History, Jewish History 31 (1–2) 2017

Jewish History

CONTENTS   Volume 31    Nos. 1–2   2017

Special Issue: New Perspectives on Jewish Legal History


Jay Berkovitz and Ephraim Kanarfogel

Marriage Before the Bench: Divorce Law and Litigation Strategies in Thirteenth-Century Ashkenaz

Rachel Furst

Situating Maimonides’s Approach to the Oral Torah in Its Andalusian Context

Marc Herman

Call for Papers: Being Jewish and Poor. Social Roles and Agency in Christian and Muslim Worlds (Middle Ages - Early Modern Period)

CNRS/Centre Roland Mousnier – Université Paris Sorbonne / EHESS/Centre de Recherches Historiques/Etudes juives


Colloque international / International Conference

Appel à contribution / Call for paper

(Date limite de l’appel 1er février 2018 / Deadline 1st February 2018)

Être juif et pauvre.

10 new volumes digitized for The Littman E-Library of Jewish Civilization in 2018

The following 10 volumes will be digitised and available in The Littman E-Library of Jewish Civilization from 1 January 2018.

This brings the total number of volumes up to 100. You can browse the current selection here:

Fellowship: Graduate Research Fellowship at the Center for Jewish History

The Center for Jewish History offers research fellowships that provide access to the collections of the Center’s partners – American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

While in residence at the Center, fellows participate in a lively academic community, engaging and producing new scholarship in Jewish studies and other fields.

Jewish Historical Society Annual Meeting: Envisioning our future museum

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Early into her tenure, new JHS Executive Director Kara Blond will discuss her vision for our new museum and highlight the next steps in making our dream a reality. Come be part of our museum-building process! The meeting will also include our election of officers and tribute to our outgoing president. A dessert reception and silent auction follow the program.  


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