Category: Jewish Studies

The Forgotten Jewish Element of the Women’s Liberation Movement

The Forgotten Jewish Element of the Women’s Liberation Movement

—Joyce Antler
The complex identities of both Jewish women’s liberationists and identified Jewish feminists should be recognized as important parts of the histories of feminism and Judaism. Today, when the politics of identity are frequently derided as diversionary or labeled deleterious groupthink, the legacy of these pioneering feminists is instructive.

The Awkward Silence in the Wake of Jacob Neusner’s Passing

The Awkward Silence in the Wake of Jacob Neusner’s Passing

—Laura S. Levitt
In the weeks since Jacob Neusner died earlier this fall, there has been a deafening silence from all of those whose lives he took into his hands, from those whose careers he crafted, whose books he published, whose lives he so fully encompassed.

Jacob Neusner (1932–2016)

Jacob Neusner (1932–2016)

—Aaron W. Hughes
Jacob Neusner, among the most published academics in history, passed away on October 8 at the age of 84. Neusner devoted his life to integrating the study of Judaism into the American Humanities. What, if anything, has changed in our post-Neusner world?

Are Jews Too Sexy for the Censors?

—Jodi Eichler-Levine Jewish authors are tremendously popular when it comes to banned-books lists. Judy Blume, Lesléa Newman, and Anne Frank are all represented on the American Library Association’s 100 Most… READ MORE

The late trials of the Holocaust

—Frank Tuerkheimer and Michael Bazyler Elizabeth Kolbert’s article in the February 16th issue of The New Yorker, “The Last Trial” is a wonderful summary of the belated and long overdue reaction of the German legal system… READ MORE