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New Book by Professor David Wasserstein explores the roots of ISIS

Aug. 31, 2017—From Yale University Press: A medieval Islam historian’s incisive portrait of ISIS, revealing the group’s deep ideological and intellectual roots in the earliest days of Islam With tremendous speed, the Islamic State has moved from the margins to the center...

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Jewish Political Legitimacy in the Islamic Middle Ages: From Spain to Iraq

Aug. 30, 2017—Join us on Monday, September 11th, 2017 at 12:00pm for a talk by Jonathan Decter (Brandeis University). The talk, Jewish Political Legitimacy in the Islamic Middle Ages: From Spain to Iraq, will take place at the Robert Penn Warren Center...

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Allison Schachter named 2017 Yiddish Translation Fellow

Jun. 19, 2017—Allison Schachter has been awarded a 2017 Translation Fellowship from the Yiddish Book Center. In collaboration with Jordan Finkin, Schachter will translate a collection of modernist short stories by Fradel Shtok. Learn more about the fellowship here.

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Listen and Learn: Shaul Kelner, “The Soviet Jewry Movement”

Jun. 12, 2017—University of Michigan, Judaic Studies 2015-16 Frankel Institute Secularization/Sacralization Fellow, Shaul Kelner Project Title: Strategic Sacralization in American Jewish Politics: The Contradictions of Cultural Mobilization in the American Soviet Jewry Movement Click here to listen to the Frankly Judaic podcast.

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Watch and Learn: Shaul Kelner, “The Timeless and the Timely”

Jun. 12, 2017—Shaul Kelner gives his presentation, titled “The Timeless and the Timely: Sacralizing Political Activism in the Campaign for Soviet Jewry” on February 25, 2016 at the University of Michigan. The talk was sponsored by the Frankel Institute for Judaic Studies...

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Miriam Halachmi Prize for Excellence in Modern Hebrew Winner: Rachel Hechler

May. 16, 2017—The 2016-17 winner of the Miriam Halachmi Prize is Rachel Hechler. Rachel is a rising Sophomore from Tenafly, New Jersey. She is a student in Peabody College, majoring in Human and Organizational Development following a Health and Human Services Track....

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4th Annual Essay Contest Winner: Kayley Romick

Apr. 26, 2017—Kayley Romick’s essay “Angles on Angels” has been chosen as the winner of the 2017 Jewish Studies Essay Contest for Best Undergraduate Paper. Set in New York City in the 1990’s, Angels In America follows characters through the throes of illness, infidelity,...

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April 6th, Lunch Talk – How the Other Half Looks: Remediating the Lower East Side

Mar. 16, 2017—Join us at the Robert Penn Warren Center on Thursday, April 6th at noon for a talk by Sara Blair, Patricia S. Yaeger Professor of English, American Culture & Judiac Studies (University of Michigan). Throughout its evolving history, the Lower...

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Professor Ari Joskowicz: New Article and Special Review

Mar. 3, 2017—The Journal of Politics, Religion and Ideology just published a special review forum on Ari Joskowicz’s co-edited volume Secularism in Question: Jews and Judaism in Modern Times. Read the article here. Additonally, Professor Joskowicz has a new article in Jewish...

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4th Annual Essay Contest

Feb. 16, 2017—Download or print an Entry Form here.  

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