Category Archives: New Boundaries of Jewish Studies

What Would Be Lost?

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December 1, 2002

Mitch Hart
How does one, writing as both a Jew and a scholar, engage in dispassionate scholarship, practice the “hermeneutics of suspicion, and also “teach Judaism to the next generation”. More »

Losing What Would Be? A Response to Mitchell Hart

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December 1, 2002

Jonathan Schorsch
Jewish Studies embraces so many different modes that there is room enough for vastly contrasting approaches. those scholars who care about Jewish identity and continuity cannot be dismissed as pawns of religious nationalist ideology, nor can they be seen as the only ones “importing” their personal stance. More »

Separate Tables: Jewish Studies at the Edge

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December 1, 2002

Steve Zipperstein
Like all else in the university world, the field of Jewish Studies exists to create analytical problems, to unsettle accepted knowledge, to cause unease, to disturb sleep. More »