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Congratulations, Prof Joskowicz!

Jan. 31, 2023—Ari Joskowicz’s book Rain of Ash has just been awarded the Ernest Fraenkel Prize – awarded for the best manuscript/book in Holocaust history by the Wiener Holocaust Library.

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Congratulations, Prof Schachter!

Jan. 31, 2023—Congratulations to Allison Schachter on being named a finalist for a National Jewish Book Award for her book, Women Writing Jewish Modernity 1919-1939.

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Another new article from Prof Wasserstein

Jan. 18, 2023—Professor Wasserstein has had another article – “Why desecrated graves in Jerusalem shouldn’t be dismissed” – published in the Religion & Ethics section of ABC.  

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Congrats to Prof Schachter!

Jan. 9, 2023—Allison Schachter wins Fenia and Yaakov Leviant Memorial Prize in Yiddish Studies Read more here! “From the Jewish Provinces, Jordan Finkin and Allison Schachter’s translation of the Yiddish writer Fradl Shtok’s short stories, is a slim volume bursting with luminous...

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New Article by Prof Wasserstein – The pope and the Jews

Jan. 9, 2023—Check out this article by Prof Wasserstein published in the Religion & Ethics section of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation – The pope and the Jews: How are we to assess Benedict’s legacy? “While his supporters speak of Pope Benedict XVI...

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Congrats to Judy Klass!

Dec. 20, 2022—Please join us in congratulating faculty member Judy Klass on the her new article about Rod Serling called “The Twilight Zone as Jewish Science Fiction” which was published in Jews in Popular Science Fiction: Marginalized in the Mainstream

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“What’s driving renewed interest in Yiddish?” – Interview with Prof Schachter and Jordan Finkin

Nov. 29, 2022—Check out this interview with Prof Allison Schachter and scholar Jordan Finkin in the Cincinnati Edition where they delve into the question “What’s driving renewed interest in Yiddish?”

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11/8 – Ukrainian Poetry Lecture with Amelia Glaser

Sep. 28, 2022—The Department of Jewish Studies and the Max Kade Center for European and German Studies are partnering to bring Dr. Amelia Glaser (Professor and Endowed Chair in Judaic Studies, UC San Diego) to campus on November 8. Dr. Glaser will...

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10/21 – Lunch Talk with Devi Mays

Sep. 14, 2022—The Jewish Studies Department is excited to partner with the History Department and the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies to bring Devi Mays (Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies, University of Michigan) to campus on Friday 10/21 at...

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9/19 – Unstick your Syllabi with Megan Goodwin

Aug. 26, 2022—The Jewish Studies Department is excited to partner with the Gender and Sexuality Studies Department and the Center for Teaching to bring Dr. Megan Goodwin to our campus! Dr. Goodwin will be presenting “Unstick your Syllabi” on September 19th at...

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9/12 – Jewish Studies Lecture Series Presents Prof Kenneth B. Moss

Aug. 26, 2022—The Jewish Studies Department is partnering with the History Department and the Max Kade Center for European and German Studies to bring Kenneth B. Moss (Harriet and Ulrich E. Meyer Professor of Jewish History, University of Chicago) to our campus....

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New Publication from Amy-Jill Levine!

Aug. 18, 2022—Join us in congratulating Amy-Jill Levine, previously a faculty member within Jewish Studies, on her new publication “Signs and Wonders: A Beginner’s Guide to the Miracles of Jesus” From a review: “Amy-Jill Levine has the rare and wonderful gift of...

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Construction in Buttrick Hall

Aug. 18, 2022—As we head into the 2022 Fall Semester, we would like to alert our students and community members of ongoing construction within Buttrick Hall. This construction will hopefully be completed soon, but while the work continues the Jewish Studies library...

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Professor Emerita Amy-Jill Levine honored with Seelisberg Prize by the International Council of Christians and Jews

Jun. 27, 2022—From the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ) – “On Sunday, June 26, 2022, the widely praised New Testament scholar, Prof. Amy-Jill Levine, will be awarded the first ever SEELISBERG PRIZE for the major role her scholarship and teaching...

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Prof Schachter presents at POLIN Book Talks

Jun. 14, 2022—Allison Schachter will discuss her new book, “Women Writing Jewish Modernity, 1919–1939”, in conversation with Karolina Szymaniak and Anastasiya Lyubas. Host: Anita Norich, Collegiate Professor Emerita at the University of Michigan, specializes in Yiddish literature Speakers: Allison Schachter, Associate Professor...

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Book Release Event: Women Writing Jewish Modernity, 1919-1939

Apr. 29, 2022—Book Release Event: WOMEN WRITING JEWISH MODERNITY, 1919-1939 Allison Schachter in conversation with Chana Kronfeld (University of California, Berkeley), Zohar Weiman-Kelman (Ben-Gurion University), and Emily Greble (Vanderbilt University) Hosted by the Max Kade Center for European Studies May 10, 2022...

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Plunder: Family Property and Nazi Treasure

Apr. 29, 2022—Plunder: Family Property and Nazi Treasure A public talk by memoirist Menachem Kaiser “Plunder recounts Kaiser’s journey to Poland, as he tries to reclaim his grandfather’s apartment building stolen by the Nazis, and ends up entangled with treasure hunters in...

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Books and Babies: Reproductive Literacy among Haredi Women

Apr. 29, 2022—Books and Babies: Reproductive Literacy among Haredi Women Michal Raucher hosted by the Jewish Studies Department “In Conceiving Agency: Reproductive Authority among Haredi Women (Indiana University Press, 2020), Michal Raucher explores the ways ultra-Orthodox Jewish women in Israel make decisions...

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Discussion with Jessica Kirzane

Apr. 29, 2022—Jessica Kirzane hosted by Allison Schachter  Join us for a discussion of the translation of Miriam Karpilove’s novel “Diary of a Lonely Girl” February 1, 2022 

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Between World Literature and Global Modernism: Literary Rewritings on the Global Stage

Apr. 29, 2022—Between World Literature and Global Modernism: Literary Rewritings on the Global Stage An event with Lital Levy (Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University) Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Department January 24, 2022

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New Review – Yiddish Stories from the Ukrainian Provinces

Mar. 11, 2022—Prof Allison Schatcher‘s recent book, a translation of selected stories by Fradl Shtok titled From the Jewish Provinces, has been reviewed by Tablet. Rokhl Kafrissen has this to say – “… right now, for those of us newly focused on...

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Poetry Slam!

Nov. 19, 2021—The Center for Second Language Studies and the Jewish Studies Department are excited to invite you to this event series! Celebrate the end of the semester with poetry workshops and a slam! This initiative from the Jewish Studies Department and...

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Congrats to Prof Cohen and Prof Klass!

Nov. 11, 2021—Our JS interim director and professor, Julia Cohen, has recently published a short article titled “American Days, Turkish Nights” about Turkish Jews in the US. Congratulations Julia! Read more here at: http://www.sephardiclosangeles.org/portfolios/american-days-turkish-nights/ Professor Judy Klass currently has three of her...

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Published – Prof Allison Schachter’s Translations of Fradl Shtok’s Short Stories

Nov. 11, 2021—From the Jewish Provinces: Selected Stories by Fradl Shtok, translated by Jewish Studies Professor Allison Schachter and rare book librarian at Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati Jordan Finkin, has been published by Northwestern University Press. Congratulations, Allison!...

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Emanuele Costa

Sep. 14, 2020—Assistant Professor of Philosophy Research Interests I specialize in Early Modern Philosophy and Metaphysics, but I also find Philosophy of Religion, Political Philosophy, and Renaissance Philosophy to be terribly interesting. I am particularly interested in the philosopher Benedict/Baruch/Bento de Spinoza, his...

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Leah Marcus

Sep. 8, 2020—Edwin Mims Professor of English, Emerita   Leah S. Marcus did her graduate work at Columbia and began her teaching career at the tender age of 25 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, then migrated to the University of...

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