The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies is searching for a Full Professor in Israel Studies. Click on this link to learn more.
Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, in partnership with the Moshe Dayan Center and Tel Aviv University, announces its annual search for a postdoctoral fellow in Israel Studies. The appointment is for a two-year residency at Northwestern University during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years. The Fellowship begins in September, 2017.
Professor Seeskin's Book Published
Congratulations to Professor Kenneth Seeskin, whose book, Thinking about the Torah, A Philosopher Reads the Bible, was just published by the Jewish Publication Society. Michael L. Morgan, coeditor of The Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy, writes that Seeskin "is a master teacher, and hence his book has a directness and simplicity about it that is captivating, and even stunning at times."
To read more about the book or to order a copy, view the pre-order form here.
Jill Stacey Harris Prize Awarded
Congratulations to WCAS sophomore Adina Goldman, the 2015-16 Jill Stacey Harris prize winner for the best essay in Jewish Studies! Her paper "From Beyond the Curtain: The Living, the Lively Dead, and Unstable Boundaries in the Talmudic Graveyard" was written in Professor Wimpfheimer's Talmud class.
Congratulations to David Shyovitz!
Congratulations to faculty member David Shyovitz, who was just named the winner of The Medieval Academy of America's 2016 Van Courtlandt Elliott Prize! Professor Shyovitz won this award for his article "Christian and Jews in the Twelfth-Century Werewolf Renaissance" in the Journal of the History of Ideas.
Read more at this link.