Passing of Dr. Tally Kritzman-Amir

H-Judaic is devastated to learn of the tragic passing from cancer of Dr. Tally Kritzman-Amir, visiting professor at Harvard University and Boston University, past fellow at the Hadassah Brandeis Institute, and a leading young scholar  in the fields of refugee studies, immigration law, and human rights.  Educated at Tel Aviv University, Dr. Kritzman-Amir authored numerous highly regarded articles  and was the recipient of the Association for Israel Studies Early Career Award.  Here is the message that AIS posted:


Passing of Prof. Dara E. Goldman

H-Judaic is shocked and saddened to learn of the untimely and unexpected passing of Dara E. Goldman (1971-2022), Associate Professor of Spanish and Director of the Program in Jewish Culture and Society at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  Educated at Columbia and Emory, and author of Out of Bounds: Islands and the Demarcation of Identity in the Hispanic Caribbean (Bucknell Univ.

Passing of Prof. Jeremy Zwelling

H-Judaic is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jeremy Zwelling (1941-2022), Associate Professor of Religion, beloved teacher, and founder of Jewish Studies at Wesleyan University.  Educated at Columbia, JTS and Brandeis, Prof. Zwelling published a critical edition of Joseph of Hamadan's SEFER TASHAK.  The Jewish Studies chair at Wesleyan is named in his honor.

Wesleyan has published the following memorial on its website:

Jeremy Zwelling, associate professor of religion, emeritus, passed away on May 8 at the age of 81.

Passing of Prof. Sydney Eisen

Julie Feinberg, coordinator of the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies at York University, has conveyed to us the sad news that Professor Sydney Eisen (1929-2022), an historian and founding director of York's Centre for Jewish Studies, has passed away.  She provides the following necrology:

Passing of Prof. Arthur A. (Aryeh) Goren

H-Judaic is greatly saddened by the passing of Arthur A. Goren (1926-2022), Russell and Bettina Knapp Professor Emeritus of American Jewish History at Columbia University, and before then Professor of American Jewish history at the Hebrew University.  Best known for his books  on the New York Kehillah and on Judah Magnes, Goren was one of the most respected and creative scholars of American Jewish history of his generation. His appointment to Columbia, where he was the first holder of the Knapp chair, was a turning point for the field as a whole.  

Passing of Dr. Naomi Goldstein Cohen

H-Judaic mourns the passing of Dr. Naomi Goldstein Cohen (1930-2022).  A noted Philo scholar, Dr. Cohen was best known for her widely-praised book PHILO'S SCRIPTURES, which made the case for "a haftarah cycle in Second Temple Judaism."  She also published on Philo's "Universe of Discourse," and on Philo and Traditional Judaism, among other scholarly articles.  She was conscious of her own unusual role as a Orthodox Rebbitzen (married to R.

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