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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A Nineteenth-Century Manuscript for the Sefirah Counting
May 20, 2022
A Nineteenth-Century Manuscript for the Sefirah Counting
by Louis Meiselman

Penn Libraries' Rare Judaica Cataloging Librarian examines a manuscript in the Alfonso Cassuto Collection. 

Grants for Jewish Studies in Ukraine
May 17, 2022
Grants for Jewish Studies in Ukraine

Applications for small grants to support research in Jewish studies in Ukraine are now open.