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Jun
28
June 28, 2021
Jewish Quarterly Review
Demystifying Peer Review
by
The Jewish Quarterly Review

JQR editor Natalie Dohrmann walks you through the peer evaluation process in a video from AJRS.

Jun
21
June 21, 2021
Jewish Quarterly Review
The Demons inside Ashmedai
by
Joseph M. Davis

One can never hear enough about the ceaselessly enigmatic and compelling tale of Solomon and Ashmedai.

Jun
4
June 04, 2021
Jewish Quarterly Review
New Issue of the Jewish Quarterly Review: Spring 2021
by
The Jewish Quarterly Review

The TOC in Brief.

Jun
2
June 02, 2021
New Publications from Katz Center Alumni
by
Becky Friedman

A collection of recently published texts authored by Katz Center fellows.

Jun
1
June 01, 2021
Jewish Quarterly Review
The Haredi Moment: A Postscript on the Tragedy at Mt. Meron, Part 4
by
David Myers, The Jewish Quarterly Review

A postscript to our forum on recent developments in the ultra-Orthodox world, featuring Yoram Bilu, Samuel Heilman, Michal Raucher, and Naomi Seidman on the tragedy at Mt. Meron.

May
26
May 26, 2021
Katz Center’s Becky Friedman on Jews and Jewishness in English Renaissance Drama
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Becky Friedman

This blog post is part of a series focused on the research of fellows. In this special edition, Katz Center Director Steven Weitzman sits down with Becky Friedman, the Center’s communications coordinator, who recently defended her dissertation, “The Badge of All Our Tribe”: Contradictions of Jewish Representation on the English Renaissance Stage.

May
4
May 04, 2021
The Katz Center announces the 2021–2022 fellows, on the theme Rethinking Premodern Jewish Legal Cultures
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Natalie B. Dohrmann

Announcing the 2021–22 fellows: Rethinking Premodern Jewish Legal Cultures.

May
3
May 03, 2021
Penn Judaica Selected New Acquisitions

The Library at the Katz Center highlights special acquisitions that reflect the possibility of overcoming trauma and rebuilding lives. 

Apr
26
April 26, 2021
Jewish Quarterly Review
The Haredi Moment: An Online Forum, Part 3
by
David Myers, The Jewish Quarterly Review

Part 3 of our forum on recent developments in the ultra-Orthodox world features Orit Avishai, Itamar Ben-Ami, and Joshua Shanes on change and conservatism.

Apr
25
April 25, 2021
The Case of Jewish History
by
Anne Oravetz Albert

Carlo Ginzburg and Francesca Trivellato spoke to the Katz Center about Jews, microhistory, and global paradigms.