Blog

Jan
12
January 12, 2021
Jews, Race, and Religion to be Discussed in Online Lecture Series
by
Mira Beth Wasserman, Steven Weitzman

The series will use the prism of Jewish experience to examine intersections of race and religion, drawing lessons from the history of antisemitism, examining the role of Jews in the racialized culture of the United States, and exploring the impact of race on Jewish experience.

Dec
28
December 28, 2020
Jewish Quarterly Review
Borderless Space, Radical Belonging
by
The Jewish Quarterly Review

The modernist poet Peretz Markish expressed his anarchism in a Jewish idiom, writes Anna Elena Torres.

Dec
18
December 18, 2020
Jewish Quarterly Review
Secundus the Silent and the Vanishing Seduction of Beruriah
by
Natalie B. Dohrmann

After the great Rabbi Meir asks his student to seduce his wife to teach her humility, the Talmud’s only named female Torah scholar commits suicide. Moshe Simon-Shoshan reassesses the legacy of this sordid tale.

Dec
15
December 15, 2020
Jewish Quarterly Review
JQR at 130: New Voices Celebrate the Old Series
by
Natalie B. Dohrmann

JQR marks its anniversary by diving into the archives for a fresh look at its earliest scholarship.

Dec
10
December 10, 2020
Jewish Quarterly Review
New Issue of the Jewish Quarterly Review: Fall 2020
by
The Jewish Quarterly Review

The TOC in Brief.

Nov
30
November 30, 2020
Jews, Race, and Religion

A free online lecture series beginning January 2021 will focus on intersections of race and religion, drawing lessons from the history of antisemitism, examining the role of Jews in the racialized culture of the United States, and exploring the role of race in Jewish identity.

Nov
30
November 30, 2020
The Alt-Right and Social Media
by
Gabriel Raeburn

Gabriel Raeburn explores the resurgence of white ethnonationalism in the American landscape.

Nov
24
November 24, 2020
Katz Center Fellow Alanna E. Cooper on Unraveling Jewish Communities, Synagogue Dissolution, and the Afterlife of Material Culture
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Alanna E. Cooper

This blog post is part of a series focused on the research of current fellows. In this edition, Katz Center Director Steven Weitzman sits down with Alanna E. Cooper, a cultural anthropologist whose work addresses contemporary Jewish life in the United States.

Nov
23
November 23, 2020
Bound in the Bond of Life
by
Beth Kissileff

Beth Kissileff reflects on the shooting at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue and on Bound in the Bond of Life, a new essay collection that tells stories too complicated and painful to be reduced to a monument. 

Nov
20
November 20, 2020
Long-Time Staffer Sam Cardillo Says Farewell to the Katz Center
by
Becky Friedman, Carrie Love

After more than thirty years, finance and administration manager Sam Cardillo is saying farewell to the Katz Center.