Via the New Books Network, you can now listen to an interview with Mark A. Schneegurt about his book Anthology of Religious Poetry from the Mexican Inquisition Trials of 16th-Century CryptoJews (OpenCharm LLC 2020).
The Program in Judaic Studies at Yale University is offering a two-year Postdoctoral fellowship that will begin on July 1, 2023. Candidates for the fellowship must have a Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2023 and must have received the degree no earlier than 2020. The Program seeks a specialist in Medieval Jewish History who will work closely with appropriate members of Yale’s faculty.Continue reading Postdoctoral Associate Medieval Jewish History
“The workshop aims to explore how Jews approached the Qur’an and Islam from the Middle Age to the early modern period both in the lands of Islam and in Europe.
Through various sources and textual genres ranging from polemics, exegesis to Qur’anic translations, we will discuss how Islam was perceived, how the Qur’an was used and how the Jews in some contexts were influenced by the material, textual and theological aspects of the Islamic tradition.
The workshop will try to reflect the variety of the Jewish engagement with Islam and the Qur’an, which far from being monolithic, expressed in different ways across time and space.”
You can attend online via ZOOM!
Christoph Cluse has published his German review of Rainer J. Barzens’ Taqqanot Qehillot Šum. Die Rechtssatzungen der jüdischen Gemeinden Mainz, Worms und Speyer im hohen und späten Mittelalter. 2 vols. Monumenta Germaniae Historica. Hebräische Texte aus dem mittelalterlichen Deutschland, 2 (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2019.
You can now listen to an interview with Igor H. De Souza about his book Rewriting Maimonides. Early Commentaries on the Guide of the Perplexed (De Gruyter, 2018) via the New Books Network.
Fordham University’s Jewish Studies Program and The New York Public Library are delighted to announce joint short-term, mid-, and long-term research fellowships in Jewish Studies for the 2023-2024 academic year. This joint fellowship program is open to scholars in all fields of Jewish Studies from outside the New York City metropolitan area seeking to conduct on-site research in The New York Public Library, especially the Dorot Jewish Division.
The Leo Baeck Institute for the Study of the History and Culture of German-speaking Jewry is inviting submissions for the 2024 Year Book Essay Prize. The Leo Baeck Institute Year Book is a fully refereed Oxford University Press journal and covers cultural, social, and economic history. A leading journal in the field, the Year Book has appeared annually since 1956.Continue reading Leo Baeck Institute Year Book Essay Prize in German-Jewish Studies
Institution: Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy, Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies (MCAS)
Salary level: EGR. 14 TV-L
Start date: 01.03.2023 pending approval of external funding, fixed until 30.09.2024 (This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act [Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG]).Continue reading Research Associate for the Project “Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies” § 28 Subsection 3 HmbHG
You can now read Simcha Emanuel’s, “New Fragments of the Writings of Rabbi Isaac ben Melchizedek of Siponto,” Netuim (2003): 24-25 (Hebrew).
Wout van Bekkum, Groningen
In 2007 I published an edition of the Dīwān of the Baghdadi poet and paytan, El‘azar ha-Bavli, on the basis of two larger manuscripts. The first of these, containing 67 folios, is in New York and catalogued as EN Adler No. 881 and was edited by Hayyim Brody in 1935. The second, with 51 leaves, is in St. Petersburg and is catalogued as Firkovicz Heb, IIA, 210.1, This manuscript was used by Jacob Mann in his renowned Texts and Studies, Volume One, in 1931. The latter is the better example of the two, but the two of them supplement each other, offering us a fair idea of El‘azar’s productivity. Their study is important for our reconstruction of Jewish poetry in the East, especially in Baghdad during the first half of the thirteenth century, shortly before the invasion of the Mongols in 1258.Continue reading The Religious Poetry of El‘azar ha-Bavli Baghdad, 13th Century