The Katz Center is a global leader in the study of Jewish civilization.

An Interview with Katz Center Fellow Marc Herman

"Jews had a legal culture long before they came under the aegis of Islam, even before they were known as Jews. But the spread of Islam brought about many changes to Jewish societies."

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International Fellowship Program

Jews and Modern Legal Culture

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The 18th to 21st centuries have been an age of transition from a world of empires to one of the nation-state and international law. This year's fellowship theme promotes new research on Jews and the law across disciplinary perspectives, including Jewish law as it has developed in modern contexts and the roles of Jews within non-Jewish legal cultures.

Blog

Hasidic Education in New York: A Clash of Law, Politics, and Culture
September 16, 2022
Hasidic Education in New York: A Clash of Law, Politics, and Culture
by David Myers

A forum featuring scholars of the Haredi Research Group

New Issue of the Jewish Quarterly Review: Summer 2022
August 9, 2022
New Issue of the Jewish Quarterly Review: Summer 2022
by The Jewish Quarterly Review

The TOC in brief.

Our Children, Ourselves
August 5, 2022
Our Children, Ourselves
by Anne Oravetz Albert, The Jewish Quarterly Review

A Moroccan Jewish newspaper's appeal to young readers a century ago has echoes in today's media.