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Recent Content

EVENT: Celebrate Purim with the Esther Story in Interfaith Contexts

We are delighted to invite you to a special celebration of Purim: The Esther Story in Interfaith Contexts. 

We are very honoured to welcome Professor Adam Silverstein, the Author of 'Veiling Esther, Unveiling Her Story: The Reception of a Biblical Book in Islamic Lands' (OUP, 2019) and Professor Jill Middlemas who will discuss this topic from a Christian perspective. 

This interfaith discussion is chaired by Revd Dr John Goldingay

CFP: Association for Jewish Studies 2022 Annual Conference: Have an idea? Want to join an existing session?

The 2022 Association for Jewish Studies Annual Conference call for papers opened earlier this month. If you are ready to send in your proposal, you can submit now.

Do you have an idea or are you looking for people to join your session?  Submit your incomplete session or individual paper idea.

Passing of Prof. Arthur A. (Aryeh) Goren

H-Judaic is greatly saddened by the passing of Arthur A. Goren (1926-2022), Russell and Bettina Knapp Professor Emeritus of American Jewish History at Columbia University, and before then Professor of American Jewish history at the Hebrew University.  Best known for his books  on the New York Kehillah and on Judah Magnes, Goren was one of the most respected and creative scholars of American Jewish history of his generation. His appointment to Columbia, where he was the first holder of the Knapp chair, was a turning point for the field as a whole.