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From Haaretz: Tempers are still boiling over a conference about Israel studies that took place this summer, in which speakers were initially asked to lecture in English. Though the organizers of the annual conference of the international Association for Israel Studies eventually allowed renowned Israeli writer Sami Michael to deliver a speech about racism in […]

Is the Term Palestinian Talmud Offensive

Samuel Lebens writes the following at Haaretz: Recently, I helped establish the Association for the Philosophy of Judaism. Last month, we held an online discussion. The scholars we invited to lead the discussion provided the public with a source-sheet of Jewish texts. They had recorded their own three-way video-conference, in which they engaged in a […]

Vatican and Oxford Libraries to Digitize MSS and Books for Posting Online

Great news: (hat tip) The Oxford University and Vatican libraries are to jointly digitise 1.5m pages of ancient texts and make them available free online. The libraries said the digitised collections will centre on three subject areas: Greek manuscripts, 15th-century printed books and Hebrew manuscripts and early printed books.

Jewish Law Association Call for Papers–Jewish Law: The Next Generation

Borrowed from the Legal Theory Blog: The Jewish Law Association is now accepting applications from graduate students, law students, and other emerging scholars, to participate on a plenary panel at the 17th International Conference of the JLA, which will be held at Yale Law School on July 30-August 2, 2012. The goal of the panel […]

“Militant Feminists” at the Rackman Center

Just when you thought the Rackman Center for the Advancement of Women’s Status at Bar-Ilan University wasn’t going to be attacked any more, the following from Arutz Sheva. MK Yulia Shamalov-Berkovich (Kadima) has published letters she sent earlier this week to Welfare Minister Moshe Kachlon and Bar Ilan President Moshe Kaveh, asking them to rethink […]

Workshop on Ancient Religion and Modern Technology

The Judaic Studies department at Brown University will be hosting a workshop on Ancient Religion and Modern Technology that will take place on February 13-14. The schedule and information can be found here.

Conference on Torat ha-Melekh at Hebrew U. Cancelled [updated]

It seems as if the conference on Torat ha-Melekh that is suppose to take place at Hebrew University this evening has been cancelled [update: maybe not]. A friend was kind enough to send me the following message from the Department of Jewish Thought, a co-sponsor of the event. מועצת החוג למחשבת ישראל התכנסה היום, יום […]

Conference on Torat ha-Melekh at Hebrew University

A number of months ago a conference on the book Torat ha-Melekh that was scheduled to take place at Haifa University was cancelled. There is a similar conference scheduled to take place next week, Dec. 12, at Hebrew Univesity. Some people are trying to lobby the university to make sure that it doesn’t become a […]

Jewish Law Association Conference-Summer 2012

The Jewish Law Association 17th International Conference July 30-August 2, 2012 Yale University Call for Papers: Location and schedule: The Jewish Law Association in conjunction with Yale University Program in Judaic Studies will hold the 17th International conference of the JLA at the Yale University Law School, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A., on July 30-August 2, […]

She is from New York. She is Jewish. She is a woman.

There’s a must-read obituary in today’s New York Times. Rosalyn S. Yalow won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1977. She was the product of a Bronx public school who had to overcome adversity throughout much of her career. Dr. Yalow, a product of New York City schools and the daughter of parents who never […]

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