Liora Halperin

Liora Halperin awarded research grant

Jan. 6, 2015

Liora Halperin , Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies, recently received a grant from the Hadassah Brandeis Institute to support her research on the murder of a Zionist migrant, presumably by a local Christian Arab, in Ottoman Palestine. Congratulations Professor Halperin! Check out Prof. Halperin's recent book, Babel in Zion

Eyal Rivlin

Eyal Rivlin to perform in "Davvenology" concert

Jan. 6, 2015

Eyal Rivlin , Hebrew Instructor, will be playing guitar and leading chanting with his wife, Danya Rivlin, at the Shabbaton and concert " Davvenology: The Secret of Mystic Prayer ," led by Rabbi Shir Yaakov Feit, January 9-10. This event, whose theme is inspired by the work of Rabbi Zalman...

Nan Goodman

Nan Goodman attends Association for Jewish Studies conference

Jan. 6, 2015

Nan Goodman , Professor of English, recently attended the Association for Jewish Studies conference in Baltimore, December 16-17, 2014. Nan also led a session at a colloquium at Brown University on Law's Moving Image (12/12-12/13). Nan's session concerned the way both Judgment at Nuremburg , the 1961 film by Stanley...

Nick Underwood

Graduate student Nick Underwood's article accepted for publication

Jan. 6, 2015

Nick Underwood , PhD Candidate in History, is excited to announce that his article "Dressing the Modern Jewish Communist Girl in Interwar Paris," was formally accepted for publication in the journal French Politics, Culture & Society . It will appear in 2016. Nick will be teaching Intro to Jewish Studies...

David Shneer

David Shneer publishes new book, serves as "Tapestry of Jewish Learning" Keystone Speaker

Jan. 6, 2015

David Shneer , Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History and Professor of History, Religious Studies and Jewish Studies, is excited to announce the publication of Lin Jaldati: Trümmerfrau der Seele with Hentrich&Hentrich, a short biography about a Dutch Jewish Yiddish singer, who survived the Holocaust, was the last...

Sasha Senderovich

Sasha Senderovich presents at "New Wave of Russian-Jewish Cultural Production" Conference

Jan. 6, 2015

Sasha Senderovich , Assistant Professor of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures and Jewish Studies, presented a paper on writers Gary Shteyngart, Anya Ulinich, and David Bezmozgis at the conference " The New Wave of Russian-Jewish Cultural Production " organized by Columbia University's Harriman Institute for Russian, Eurasian, and East...

Elias Sacks

Elias Sacks presents at AAR and AJS

Jan. 6, 2015

Elias Sacks , Assistant Professor in Religious Studies and Director of Graduate Studies for the Program in Jewish Studies, recently spoke at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Religion and Association for Jewish Studies. His papers -- entitled "Ritual Theory and Jewish Enlightenment: Mendelssohn and Contemporary Debates" and...

Brian Catlos

Brian Catlos wins prestigious Albert Hourani Book Award

Nov. 25, 2014

The Middle East Studies Association has awarded the 2014 Albert Hourani Book Award to Brian Catlos's Muslims of Medieval Latin Christendom, ca. 1050-1614 (Cambridge: 2014). At the awards ceremony held on November 23 in Washington DC the prize committee chair, Prof. Tayeb el-Hibri (Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, UM Amherst)...

Senderovich and Shteyngart

Sasha Senderovich moderates book event with Gary Shteyngart

Nov. 25, 2014

Sasha Senderovich , Assistant Professor of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures and Jewish Studies moderated an event with the author Gary Shteyngart at Baruch College in New York centered on Shteyngart's memoir, Little Failure . The event was organized by Baruch's Sandra Kahn Wasserman Jewish Studies Center .

Babel in Zion by Prof. Liora Halperin

Liora Halperin Publishes First Book, Babel in Zion

Nov. 20, 2014

We are excited to announce that Liora Halperin , Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies, has recently published her first book, Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948 . The promotion and vernacularization of Hebrew, traditionally a language of Jewish liturgy and study, was a...

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