Fellowship Theme

The Jewish Home: Dwelling on the Domestic, the Familial, and the Lived-In

The 2019–20 fellowship program takes as its focus the study of the home, and seeks to advance research that will shed light on this most formative and intimate of contexts for Jewish life. The fellowship will support scholarship on the Jewish home across many different thresholds and look back out from the home into the broader world.


  • JQR Contributor Conversation: Robert Brody on the Origins of Talmud Study in Ashkenaz

    Jewish Quarterly Review

    Monday Jul. 15, 2019

    In this contributor conversation, JQR editor David Myers (DNM) speaks with Professor Robert Brody (RB) of the Hebrew University. Brody devoted an essay in JQR 109.2 to assessing a proposal made by Professor Haym Soloveitchik regarding the origins of medieval Ashkenazic Jewry. We published Soloveitchik’s response to Brody’s piece in the same issue, and Soloveitchik published an addendum to his response on his website.

  • On Holiday with Benjamin of Tudela

    Jewish Quarterly Review

    Monday Jul. 8, 2019

    It is summer, and as the fortunate among us head to familiar summer haunts—redolent with the smell of hedgerows and the feeling of warm earth under bare feet, once again appreciating sundown and turning the pillow to the cool side—it seems apt to reflect on the many ways in which travel is something quite qualitatively different from movement through space.