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.

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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.

Marginalized
July 12, 2022
Marginalized
by The Jewish Quarterly Review

Finding history in the marginal notations of manuscripts.