Jewish History Matters
In this episode we're excited to share a presentation by Shayna Weiss about Israeli TV titled "Black is the New Black: Ultra-Orthodox Jews, Israel, and the Globalization of Television," and a conversation with her about Israeli television,
Marc Brettler and Amy-Jill Levine join us to discuss the Jewish Annotated New Testament: what it means to have a “Jewish” version of the NT, how we can effectively understand the NT within its historical and social context,
For this episode, we are joined by Robert Alter to discuss his monumental translation of the Bible. Robert Alter has been translating the Bible for more than twenty years, beginning with his translation of Genesis published in 1996.
Mirjam Thulin and Jeffrey Blutinger join us for a conversation about the past and future of modern Jewish studies. We'll look at what’s at stake when in how people write and tell the history of the Jews, and delve into why studying the Jews has mattere...
30: Roundtable Discussion on the Materiality of Jewish Culture with Aleksandra Buncic, Nathan Mastnjack, David Sclar, and Jason Lustig
Listen to a roundtable discussion on the materiality of Jewish culture with B Buncic, David Sclar, Nathan Mastnjack, and Jason Lustig, who in 2018-19 have been Harry Starr Fellows in Judaica at Harvard's Center for Jewish Studies.
Simon Rabinovitch joins us to talk about Israel's nation-state law and his volume "Defining Israel: The Jewish State, Democracy and the Law."
Ran Abramitzky discusses his book The Mystery of the Kibbutz: Egalitarian Principles in a Capitalist World, which explores how and why kibbutzim developed in Palestine and Israel and the relationship between income equality in kibbutzim with economic m...
27: Pedagogy and Public Engagement in Jewish Studies with Lori Lefkovitz, Sara Wolkenfeld, Matt Williams, Jason Lustig, and Pamela Nadell
Listen to a roundtable discussion about pedagogy and public engagement from the December 2018 Association for Jewish Studies conference in Boston, where Lori Lefkovitz, Sara Wolkenfeld, Matt Williams, and Jason Lustig,
Steve Ross joins us to talk about his book "Hitler in Los Angeles" and the history of fascist and pro-Nazi groups in LA, the real threat that fascism posed in the United States in the 1930s and 1940s, and what it teaches us, unfortunately,
Steven Zipperstein discusses the Kishinev pogrom and its afterlife in modern Jewish history and memory: the tremendous influence of Kishinev on how Jews have seen the world, the dangers of misinformation and propaganda,