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Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

The spring 2016 issue of the Jewish Quarterly Review (106.2) has arrived.


On Muses and Mystics: Some Essays on Some Essays by Solomon Schechter
Editor’s Introduction
    Elliott Horowitz
Saving Knowledge
    Lawrence J. Kaplan on “Nachman Krochmal and the ‘Perplexities of the Time’” (1887)
Reclaiming His Past
    Arthur Green on “The Chassidism” (1887)
Rabbinics without the Crutch of Canonicity
     Eliyahu Stern on “Rabbi Elijah Wilna, Gaon” (1890)
Rocks versus Gravel
    Irene E. Zwiep on “The Seminary as a Witness” (1903)
The Saint in the Drawing Room
    Abraham Socher on “Saints and Saintliness” (1905)
Asceticism, Mysticism, and Messianism
    Elliot Wolfson on “Safed in the 16th Century—A City of Legists and Mystics” (1908)


The “Evil Inclination” of the Jews: The Syriac Yatsra in Narsai’s Metrical Homilies for Lent
    Adam H. Becker


Irano-Talmudica: The New Parallelomania?
    Robert Brody
 “This, but also That”: Historical, Methodological and Theoretical Reflections on Irano-Talmudica
    Shai Secunda
The Bavli, the Roman East and Mesopotamian Christianity
    Richard Kalmin
Irano-Talmudica and Beyond: Next Steps in the Contextualization of the Babylonian Talmud
    Simcha Gross