Welcome to JSN, an affiliate of Hebrew College and Shamash. Our H-Judaic network has been a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online since 1993. JSN is one of the oldest Internet projects in the humanities, initially operating as Judaica/He'Asif, starting in February 1989, operating out of Jerusalem using mailing list services at Tel Aviv U. From 1991-93 the network was at the University of Minnesota.

With 3,000 subscribers worldwide, JSN is the premier digital source concerning Judaica and the academic study and discussion of Judaism ancient, mediaeval, and modern. All services of JSN are provided free of charge.

 

 

Recent Content

EVENT: Lecture: "The Jews of Ukraine: Myth and Reality" by David Fishman online at Brooklyn College (March 30, 7:30 PM EST)

Prof. David Fishman of JTS will be giving a lecture online through the Judaic Studies Department at Brooklyn College on March 30, 2022 at 7:30 PM on "The Jews of Ukraine: Myth and Reality." The talk is free, but registration is required. Register at https://tinyurl.com/yckszwyd .

 

EVENT: Professor Eddy Portnoy on “The Strange Tales of Yiddishland: What the Yiddish Press Reveals about the Jews" (Sunday, March 27 1:00 PM EST)

Professor Eddy Portnoy on “The Strange Tales of Yiddishland: What the Yiddish Press Reveals about the Jews"

Please join us for the inaugural virtual event of the newly endowed Albert and Anita Goldin Endowment for Yiddish Culture

Sunday, March 27 1:00pm EST

EVENT: Adam Siegel, "Healing Plant Knowledge in Ma’aseh Tuviyah: Ha-Kohen and Early Modern Jewish Folk Medicine" (April 6, 12 PM PDT)

Dear Colleagues, 

The Jewish Studies Program at UC Davis at the Early Science Workshop is pleased to present: "Healing Plant Knowledge in Ma’aseh Tuviyah: Ha-Kohen and Early Modern Jewish Folk Medicine" with Adam Siegel, Wednesday, April 6 at 12 pm PDT. The event will be held in-person a virtually, we look forward to seeing you there!

EVENT: Shulamit Shinnar, "Jewish Disability Discourse: Inventing the Rabbinic 'Normate' Body in Late Antiquity" (March 31, 12:30 PM PDT)

 

Dear Colleagues, 

Please join us for the next New Directions in Jewish Studies virtual lecture of 2022: "Jewish Disability Discourse: Inventing the Rabbinic 'Normate' Body in Late Antiquity" with Shulamit Shinnar, Thursday March 31 at 12 pm PDT.

CfP: 25th Symposium for Jewish Studies in Germany (deadline: April 1)

The 25th Symposium for Yiddish Studies in Germany will take place September 19 to 21,
2022 in Düsseldorf. We would, of course, prefer to experience this special event in person.
However, we are aware of the ever-changing situation due to the Corona pandemic and will
make a decision (in a timely manner) that takes into account the best interests of all of us.
The symposium is annually organized by the Yiddish programs at the universities of Trier
and Düsseldorf.

You are invited to submit abstracts until April 1st 2022.

FEATURED JOB: Gilda Slifka Internship Temporary Intern Academic Advisor, Brandeis University

Brandeis University, The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute

Gilda Slifka Internship Temporary Intern Academic Advisor

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute is a research institute at Brandeis University which supports research at the intersection of Jewish Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies. The HBI Gilda Slifka Summer Internship is an eight-week residential summer internship for 8 undergraduate and graduate students. The dates for summer 2022 are June 7 through July 29.

event: "Sweet Jews": 2022 Leonard Wolinsky Lectures on Jewish Life and Education

The Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies at York University is honoured to invite you to the 2022 Leonard Wolinsky Lectures on Jewish Life and Education - "Sweet Jews" on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 4pm EDT.

Rabbi Deborah Prinz will deliver a talk about the “Resilience of Jews Through Chocolate.” We will learn how chocolate nurtured Jews facing upheaval in earlier generations and explore the surprising Jewish historical connections to chocolate in this gastronomic adventure.

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