Blog

Jul
29
July 29, 2020
New Books by Katz Center Scholars
by
Becky Friedman

A collection of recently published books for your personal library, courtesy of the Katz Center fellows.

Jul
21
July 21, 2020
New Online Exhibition: The Jewish Home

A new web exhibition focused on the 2019–2020 fellowship theme from the Katz Center fellows and Penn Libraries.

Jul
17
July 17, 2020
Jews and Race-Relations in the 21st Century: Grappling with Tragically Unresolved Questions
by
Steven Weitzman

Announcing a series that will explore the complex entanglements of race and religion in modern Jewish identity and in the Jews' place in America's radicalized culture.

Jul
8
July 08, 2020
Jewish Quarterly Review
Josephus’s Elusive Command
by
The Jewish Quarterly Review

Nathan Thiel tries to solve a puzzle that has long troubled the journal: Who were Josephus’s “Galileans”?

Jul
1
July 01, 2020
Yad Aharon: Hebrew Poetry and the Number 14
by
Louis Meiselman

A Rare Judaica Cataloging Librarian examines a seemingly contradictory poetry volume in the collection of the Library at the Katz Center.

Jun
25
June 25, 2020
Jewish Quarterly Review
Knowing the Victim? Reflections on Empathy, Analogy, and Voice from the Shoah to the Present
by
David Myers

The Holocaust and the BLM movement share the problem of knowing another’s experience. Judith Butler, Cheryl Greenberg, Marianne Hirsch, and Robin D. G. Kelley tackle the core epistemological and moral question of whether we can know another’s experience, and what is at stake in our answer.

Jun
18
June 18, 2020
Katz Center Mourns the Loss of Ada Rapoport-Albert

The Katz Center is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Professor Ada Rapoport-Albert.

Jun
16
June 16, 2020
New Book from Former Katz Center Fellow Maurice Samuels

A new book by scholar Maurice Samuels on modern France's first antisemitic affair, and an interview with the author on the nineteenth-century scandal that had lasting repercussions in French society and culture.

Jun
9
June 09, 2020
Jewish Quarterly Review
JQR Contributor Conversation: Samuel Hayim Brody on Jewish Studies and the History of Capitalism
by
Natalie B. Dohrmann

JQR editor Natalie Dohrmann chats with contributor Samuel Hayim Brody about Jewish studies and the history of capitalism.