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May
20
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. 

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

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

Apr
26
April 26, 2022
Announcing the 2022–23 Fellows

Announcing the 2022–23 fellows: Jews and Modern Legal Culture.

Mar
31
March 31, 2022
Katz Center Fellow Marc Herman on Medieval Judaism, Islamic Legal Theory, and a New Genre of Jewish Thought
by
Marc Herman

This blog post is part of a series focused on the research of current fellows. In this edition, the Katz Center’s Becky Friedman sits down with Marc Herman, who researches the ways that medieval Jews deployed Islamic legal theory when writing about the Oral Torah.

Mar
10
March 10, 2022
Jewish Quarterly Review
New Issue of the Jewish Quarterly Review: Winter 2022
by
The Jewish Quarterly Review

The TOC in Brief

Mar
9
March 09, 2022
Jewish Quarterly Review
The Ironies of History: The Ukraine Crisis through the Lens of Jewish History
by
David Myers, The Jewish Quarterly Review

In this JQR forum, four historians of Jewish Eastern Europe reflect on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Feb
8
February 08, 2022
Jewish Political Theology: A Conversation between Fields
by
Miriam Jerade

Miguel Vatter’s book Living Law shows the potential unleashed when disciplinary divides are breached.

Jan
13
January 13, 2022
Jewish Quarterly Review
Jewish Latin American Studies: A Conversation
by
The Jewish Quarterly Review

JQR 111.4 features a forum focused on exciting new work being done in Latin American Jewish studies—a thrilling exploration of an untapped field in American and global Jewish studies. Ilan Stavans and Ranaan Rein convened the contributors to that forum for a virtual round table to discuss the field.

Jan
12
January 12, 2022
Jewish Quarterly Review
New Issue of the Jewish Quarterly Review: Fall 2021
by
The Jewish Quarterly Review

The TOC in Brief.

Jan
5
January 05, 2022
In Memory of Samuel Klausner

The Katz Center mourns the recent passing of Samuel Klausner.