Blog

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
by
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.

Apr
19
April 19, 2021
Jewish Quarterly Review
The Haredi Moment: An Online Forum, Part 2
by
David Myers, The Jewish Quarterly Review

Part two of our forum on recent developments in the Ultra-Orthodox world features Netta Barak Corren and Lotem Perry-Hazan, Lea Taragin-Zeller, and Nechumi Yaffe and Shuki Friedman.

Apr
18
April 18, 2021
Rabbis and Scholars in Conversation

Marking the end of a yearlong encounter between scholars and rabbis.

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.