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America’s Jewish Questions

The 2020–21 fellowship program delves into some of the most pressing debates within US history and Jewish history, and examines vital questions shaping Jewish cultural studies, literary theory, and social scientific inquiry.

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Yad Aharon: Hebrew Poetry and the Number 14
July 1, 2020
Yad Aharon: Hebrew Poetry and the Number 14
by Louis Meiselman

A Rare Judaica Cataloging Librarian examines a seemingly contradictory poetry volume in the collection of the Library at the Katz Center.

Knowing the Victim? Reflections on Empathy, Analogy, and Voice from the Shoah to the Present
June 25, 2020
Knowing the Victim? Reflections on Empathy, Analogy, and Voice from the Shoah to the Present
by David Myers

The Holocaust and the BLM movement share the problem of knowing another’s experience. Judith Butler, Cheryl Greenberg, Marianne Hirsch, and Robin D. G. Kelley tackle the core epistemological and moral question of whether we can know another’s experience, and what is at stake in our answer.