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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Carol Zemel z”l
November 22, 2021
Carol Zemel z”l

In memoriam: Carol Zemel, Katz Center fellow in 2000–2001: Modern Jewry and the Arts.

Spectacular New Acquisition: A Pair of 18th Century American Jewish Portrait Paintings
November 16, 2021
Spectacular New Acquisition: A Pair of 18th Century American Jewish Portrait Paintings

The Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica at the Penn Libraries expands its holdings of early American Jewish portrait paintings.