This week, the Jewish Studies faculty voted unanimously in favor of awarding tenure to Samira Mehta and promoting her to the rank of associate professor. The Women and Gender Studies faculty voted similarly last week. Congratulations, Samira!
Eyal Rivlin’s Non-Binary Hebrew Project has been acknowledged in the broader Jewish and non-Jewish worlds. The Reform Judaism website: https://reformjudaism.org/blog/7-jewish-endeavors-make-5782-sweet-new-year New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/01/crosswords/gender-language-nonbinary.html The last picture caption in the article mentions Rivlin's project.
Samira Mehta has just published a new article, “Asian American Jews, Race, and Religious Identity,” in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion . You can access it here: https://doi.org/10.1093/jaarel/lfab058 .
Rebecca Wartell has just published a review of the recent book Rescue the Surviving Souls: The Great Jewish Refugee Crisis of the Seventeenth Century in the Mediterranean Historical Review. You can find it here .
Hilary Falb Kalisman was interviewed on Arirang TV, which is a South Korean English-language television network. She spoke on their Global Insight Program with Professor Avi Shlaim, Emeritus from Oxford, and you can find the segment here:
Professor Hilary Kalisman, Assistant Professor of History and Endowed Professor of Israel/Palestine Studies in the Program in Jewish Studies article, A World of Tomorrow: Diaspora Intellectuals and Liberal Thought in the 1950s was published on April 9, 2021 in Journal of Palestine Studies. You can access it here.