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

In Memory of Howard Reiter
September 10, 2021
In Memory of Howard Reiter
by Steven Weitzman

The Katz Center mourns the recent passing of Howard Reiter.

In the Margins of a Medieval Jewish Prayer Book: The New SIMS-Katz MOOC
August 12, 2021
In the Margins of a Medieval Jewish Prayer Book: The New SIMS-Katz MOOC

New edX course exploring a fourteenth-century Mahzor, from the Katz Center and the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies.