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Books and Journals
Medaon: Magazin für jüdisches Leben in Forschung und Bildung (Magazine for Jewish Life in Research and Education) Current Issue 11 (2017), 20 online We are pleased to present the now 20th issue of Medaon – Magazin für jüdisches Leben in Forschung und Bildung which is available under http://www.medaon.de/de/ausgabe/medaon-11-2017-20/. On the … [Further information]
This book describes how medieval Jewish Bible scholars tried to answer the question of what is meant in the Angel’s message from God to Abraham: ‘Now I Know’, as written in Genesis 22 verse 12. It examines their comments on the the story of Abrham’s attempted sacrifice of Isaac, the Aqedat Yiṣḥaq. After introductions on the rabbinic material and … [Further information]
Existing literature on the subject has pointed out that the sense of belonging generated by nineteenth-century nationalism often replaced religions in their public role of shaping common identity. In fact, religions did not get secluded into the private sphere but kept playing a role in the national discourse. A difference need nevertheless be … [Further information]
Few disciplines have been the subject of so much controversy in terms of their impact on university policy and societal relevance as Jewish studies. This volume presents a range of perspectives from Germany, and also includes concepts of Jewish studies from universities in neighboring German-speaking nations. Edited by Andreas … [Further information]
CFP: Holocaust research and archives in the digital age Special Issue of Quest (www.quest-cdecjournal.it) to be published in June 2018 Edited by Laura Brazzo (Fondazione Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea, Milan) and Reto Speck (NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam and King’s College London) “Digital … [Further information]