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: Solving the Mystery of Crafting a Winning Book Proposal (March 30)

Many scholars excel at writing academic manuscripts but are less confident when asked to pitch their work in the final stage ahead of submission: the book proposal. Laura Portwood-Stacer, author of The Book Proposal Book (Princeton University Press), will break down the book proposal process in a clear and attainable way and offer tips on how to (successfully!) pitch your proposal to prospective university presses and academic publishers.


Laura Portwood-Stacer will provide some much-needed clarity on how to craft a winning book proposal. You will get:

EVENT: Virtual Book Talk by Laura Hobson Faure; A “Jewish Marshall Plan”: The American Jewish Presence in Post-Holocaust France (March 30)


EVENT: Roundtable discussion “Common Ties and Separations: American Jews and Israel” (March 14)

The Avraham Harman Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Join us on Monday, March 14th, 2022, at 20:00-21:15 IST, 14:00-15:15 EST, for a roundtable discussion on Common Ties and Separations: American Jews and Israel

EVENT: Annette Yoshiko Reed, "Forgetting Second Temple Judaism: History, Memory, and the Dead Sea Scrolls" -- Streaming live on Zoom (April 7 at 7:30pm Eastern)

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The 58th Annual Simon Rawidowicz Memorial Lecture will feature Annette Yoshiko Reed of New York University presenting "Forgetting Second Temple Judaism: History, Memory, and the Dead Sea Scrolls" on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 PM Eastern. The event is free and open to the public, and will stream live on Zoom. Registration is required. 

EVENT: Live Talk "'Crude Creatures': The Representation of Black People in Yiddish Culture" (March 11)

A live talk with Professor Gil Ribak, University of Arizona/Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, Freiburg University.

The talk will take place at the Carl-Schurz-Haus, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

Friday, March 11, 2022 at 7:00 PM (local time), 1:00 PM (Eastern Time).

Live feed on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfrYbz1_yt0