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Apr
12
April 12, 2021
Jewish Quarterly Review
The Haredi Moment: An Online Forum, Part 1
by
David Myers, The Jewish Quarterly Review

The Jewish Quarterly Review convened a forum on recent developments in Ultra-Orthodoxy. This first installment features posts by Ayala Fader, Samuel Heilman, and Shaul Magid.

Apr
6
April 06, 2021
Katz Center Fellow Britt Tevis on “Mythical Jewish Arsonists” and Anti-Jewish Discrimination in U.S. History
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Britt Tevis

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 Britt Tevis, a historian with special interests in law and Jewish studies.

Mar
31
March 31, 2021
Jewish Quarterly Review
New Issue of the Jewish Quarterly Review: Winter 2021
by
The Jewish Quarterly Review

The TOC in Brief

Mar
22
March 22, 2021
Jewish Quarterly Review
“What I Found Surprised Me”: Old Wisdom for the New Century
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The Jewish Quarterly Review

Read for yourself the Old Series essays discussed in our anniversary forum.

Mar
18
March 18, 2021
Atlantic Jewish Worlds, 1500–1900
by
Anne Oravetz Albert

An upcoming conference opens new conversations about Jewish history in the Atlantic world.

Feb
18
February 18, 2021
Katz Center Fellow Ayelet Brinn on the American Yiddish Press and the Historical Roles and Contexts of the Media
by
Ayelet Brinn

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 Ayelet Brinn, a historian of American Jewish culture whose research examines the history of American Jewish print.

Jan
28
January 28, 2021
Penn Libraries Announces Inaugural Endowed Curator of Judaica Digital Humanities

Emily Esten has been named the inaugural Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica Curator of Digital Humanities. The new role—the world’s first endowed position in Judaica digital humanities—was established by a series of gifts from Arnold and Deanne Kaplan in 2019.

Jan
26
January 26, 2021
The Ilan Stavans Collection of Jewish Latin American History, Culture, and Literature

Penn’s Judaica Collections announce the acquisition of the largest private assemblage of its kind.

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.

Jan
6
January 06, 2021
Jewish Quarterly Review
The Past is Present in Jewish Studies Scholarship
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The Jewish Quarterly Review

Members of the JQR editorial board muse on the ongoing relevance of our scholarly past.