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

Rethinking Premodern Jewish Legal Cultures

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The 2021–22 fellowship program treats law in theory and practice, as both created by and imposed on Jews. Seeing law as constituted by and embedded within wider dynamics, the fellows see law’s impact on various historical, religious, intellectual, artistic, and political moments, for a wide variety of actors: Jews and non-Jews, men and women, the empowered and the marginal.

Blog

The State of Eastern European Jewish Studies
June 16, 2022
The State of Eastern European Jewish Studies
by David Myers, The Jewish Quarterly Review

Read about the forum featured in the current issue of JQR.

New Books from Katz Center Scholars
June 1, 2022
New Books from Katz Center Scholars
by Becky Friedman

A collection of recently published texts authored by Katz Center fellows.

New Issue of the Jewish Quarterly Review: Spring 2022
May 26, 2022
New Issue of the Jewish Quarterly Review: Spring 2022
by The Jewish Quarterly Review

The TOC in Brief