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  • Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
    long collaboratory aimed to explore strategies and best practices of writing talmudic commentary and of feminist writing The Taube Katz collaboratory permitted space and time for the scholars to work on their individual commentaries and collectively discuss the challenges of translating this feminist scholarly contribution into commentary the defining Jewish literary practice for centuries Katz Center IIAS and The Hebrew University partner for 2015 summer school for graduate students in Judaic studies Jews on the Move Translocations Transmissions Transformations in Jewish Culture July 5 9 2015 in Jerusalem Throughout recorded Jewish history from antiquity to the present Jews have relocated as immigrants refugees and travelers and various kinds of movement exile migration pilgrimage as well as the movement of ideas and practice have shaped Jewish history and culture Jews on the Move is an intensive week long graduate level program It offers the opportunity to work with internationally recognized scholars in archives and libraries and will include day trips in Jerusalem The summer program is geared toward graduate students from the various subfields of Jewish studies in the humanities and the social sciences including students who are interested in various aspects of the Jewish past as well as those focused on present day realities For more information please click here The Katz Center Bids Farewell to the 2014 2015 Fellows Thank you to our fellows for a wonderful year studying the origins context and diffusion of the academic study of Judaism Regaining Jerusalem Eschatology and Slavery in Jewish Colonization in 17th Century Suriname Regaining Jerusalem Eschatology and Slavery in Jewish Colonization in 17th Century Suriname Tuesday March 3 2015 5 00 PM Van Pelt Library 6th floor Natalie Zemon Davis University of Toronto with an introduction by Roger Chartier University of Pennsylvania Collège de France Professor Natalie Zemon Davis author of The Return of Martin Guerre recipient of a 2012 National Humanities Medal former president of the American Historical Association and the Katz Center s inaugural David B Ruderman Distinguished Scholar presented a lecture focusing on eschatology and slavery on the New World plantations of Christian and Jewish settlers in 17th century Suriname Recent acquisition by the Katz Center Library The Moldovan Family Collection of Judaica In the summer of 2014 Joseph and Susan Moldovan both class of 1976 presented an extraordinary gift of over 1 200 books pamphlets scrolls graphic art and art reference works of Judaica to the Penn libraries This collection was assembled over many decades by Joseph Moldovan and his late parents Dr Alfred Moldovan and Jean Moldovan Joseph Moldovan donated the collection to the Penn libraries in his late parents honor and memory The Moldovan collection consists of over 600 haggadot dating from the 17th 20th centuries printed in Arabic Chinese English French German Hebrew Ladino Polish Russian Spanish and Yiddish The largest portion is concentrated in the 19th and early 20th centuries emanating from over twenty different towns cities and countries such as Amsterdam Basel Brisk Brünn Danzig Djerba Frankfurt Fürth Halle Jerusalem Livorno

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  • About the Katz Center | Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
    of Overseers of the Center and recipient of Penn s Alumni Award of Merit Today as the Herbert D Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies the program continues to attract preeminent scholars from around the world and to shape a new scholarly discourse on a wide range of themes critical to the study of Jewish culture Supporting the Katz Center s advanced research effort in Judaic and Jewish studies is a remarkable library that houses over 200 000 volumes a collection of manuscripts rare early prints Hebrew incunabula and early printed works medieval codices and Cairo Genizah fragments ancient Near Eastern artifacts and papyri dating from Late Antiquity Jewish scrolls and ritual objects and archival collections of Judaica Americana The Library at the Katz Center features the most advanced technologies and services linking its fellows and patrons to the campus collections and the world of information beyond A Unique Program Located in its award winning building on Philadelphia s Independence Mall the Katz Center provides a unique forum for interaction and dialogue among scholars in the international community in all aspects of Jewish learning from antiquity to the present Annually twenty fellows are chosen from leading universities in Israel the United States Europe and elsewhere from a large pool of applicants Comparative and interdisciplinary in its approach the Katz Center seeks to enhance intellectual conversation across a broad spectrum of disciplines periods and methodological perspectives Center fellows conduct their own research within the general rubric of a chosen research topic They come together in formal weekly seminars informal reading groups for a mid year conference and for a culminating annual public colloquium Each year fellows also shape a published volume and library web exhibit that reflect and preserve the results of their year long collective scholarly encounter Past research topics include Modern Jewry and the Arts Jewish Christian and Muslim Life Under Caliphs and Sultans Comparative Biblical Exegesis Modern Jewish Literatures Israeli Culture and Society Jewish Religion and Culture in the American Diaspora 1920 1970 Jews and Imperial Cultures in Late Antiquity Jewish History and Culture in Eastern Europe Jews Commerce and Culture Secularism and Its Discontents An Expanded Mission As an integral part of the larger intellectual community at the University of Pennsylvania and beyond the Katz Center is deeply committed to encouraging teaching and conversation among its fellows and with a series of broader communities fellows are given various opportunities to interact with the Penn community of faculty and students the local Jewish community of the greater Philadelphia and New York areas and scholars and institutions around the world Penn faculty and graduate students in related fields across the humanities and beyond regularly participate in the weekly seminars The Center maintains strong ties to the Jewish Studies Program at Penn Some fellows teach graduate and undergraduate courses at Penn Some fellows participate in a series of public lectures in the greater Philadelphia area as well as in New York City and beyond The Katz Center is partnering with

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  • Katz Center Fellowships | Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
    Gruss Colloquium Next Fellowship Year How to Apply Past Programs Past Fellows For Fellows The fellowship program invites roughly twenty scholars each year to conduct research on a specific theme within the various fields of Judaic studies Each fellow is given an office at the Herbert D Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies in downtown Philadelphia and receives research support from the Katz Center s staff and librarians During the course of the year the fellows work on their individual projects and meet at weekly seminars to discuss their on going research in the company of their colleagues Intellectual camaraderie sharing and mutual learning alongside scholars with diverse but focused interests is the essence of the Katz Center s program The fellows have ample opportunity to get involved with the academic life on Penn s campus and to interact with students At the close of the year the results of the year s research are presented at the two day Gruss Colloquium in Judaic Studies at which the fellows and other invited scholars present the findings collective and individual of the year s research and open new avenues of inquiry Selected work from the year is collected into a volume

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  • Public Programs at the Katz Center | Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
    is also guided by powerful appetites and passions In every age from biblical prophecy to Yiddish literature to Freud Jews have acknowledged this essentially human irrationality in a myriad of ways This year the Katz Center s research fellows are focused on those aspects of internal life that lie beyond reason emotions and feelings the unconscious sensation imagination mental illness magic and the intellect itself This year long series of public programs presented in partnership with local host institutions celebrates the world beyond reason connecting fellows and colleagues with non academic audiences in a spirit of shared exploration and mutual engagement See the calendar below or download a printable flyer pdf for the Jews Beyond Reason lecture series Announcements about other local programming featuring Katz Center fellows may be found here October October 13 2015 7 30pm Yael Balaban Who Needs a Miracle Congregation M kor Shalom Cherry Hill NJ October 26 2015 7 30pm Martin Kavka Civility and the Limits of Reason in Jewish Thought Congregation Beth Am Israel Penn Valley PA November November 10 2015 7 30pm Zohar Weiman Kelman My Fingers Stand Like Ten Numbered Sins The Challenges of Women s Yiddish Poetry Main Line Reform Temple

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  • Contact the Katz Center | Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
    Fellowship Program Public Programs Newsletter Support Steven Weitzman Ella Darivoff Director Abraham M Ellis Professor of Hebrew and Semitic Languages and Literatures 215 238 1290 x 505 wsteve sas upenn edu Click here to view full profile Natalie B Dohrmann Associate Director Executive Editor the Jewish Quarterly Review 215 238 1290 x 303 dohrmann sas upenn edu Samuel Cardillo Administrator 215 238 1290 x 504 cardillo sas upenn edu Anne Oravetz Albert Klatt Family Director for Public Programs Managing Editor JQR 215 238 1290 x 507 aoalbert sas upenn edu Bonnie Blankenship Administrator the Jewish Quarterly Review 215 238 1290 x 302 bonnieb sas upenn edu Etty Esther Lassman Administrative Coordinator to the Fellows and to the Director of Public Programs 215 238 1290 x 406 lassman sas upenn edu Carrie Love Assistant to the Director Fellowship Program and Administrative Coordinator 215 238 1290 x 505 carrielo sas upenn edu Karen Schnitker Receptionist 215 238 1290 kschn sas upenn edu Mark Davidson Local Support Provider LSP 215 238 1290 x 101 Dmark sas upenn edu Library Staff http www library upenn edu staff cajs html University of Pennsylvania Intramural Mailing Address Center for Advanced Judaic Studies C O Office of

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  • Publications | Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
    alongside the literary the textual alongside the contextual Forthcoming in JQR click here Books Jewish Culture and Contexts publishes monographs in all areas of Judaic studies The series editorial board is co headed by Steven Weitzman and David B Ruderman and is made up of Richard I Cohen Moshe Idel Deborah Dash Moore Ada Rapoport Albert Michael Swartz and Alan Mintz Along with award winning monographs and path breaking scholarship the series also publishes volumes that grow out of the Katz Center fellowship years The Gruss Colloquium in Judaic Studies was inaugurated in the spring of 1994 This year end event provides a forum for Katz Center fellows and distinguished guests to present and debate the results of their research Select papers delivered at the colloquium and chosen from the year s seminars are published under the editorship of fellows appointed from the research group As the culmination of a year of intense study on a common research theme the colloquium volumes aim to define the state of the field at its vibrant cutting edge In 1998 Yale University Press published the first volume of papers drawn from the colloquium as part of the series Jewish Culture and Society Since 2002 the Katz Center has joined with the University of Pennsylvania Press to bring out the volumes as part of the series Jewish Culture and Contexts Other publications Taking Note 20 Years of Scholars and Scholarship at the Herbert D Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies 1993 2014 a collection of essays images and a history of the center since it became part of Penn in 1993 is now available as an e book and a pdf An earlier retrospective of the Center s mission and accomplishments was published in Breaking New Ground Scholars and Scholarship at the Center for

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  • Newsletter | Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
    Library Publications Support the Center Newsletter Multimedia Calendar For Fellows Newsletter Spring 2015 Newsletter Spring 2014 Newsletter Fall 2013 Newsletter Spring 2013 Newsletter Fall 2012 Newsletter Spring 2012 Newsletter Fall 2011 Newsletter Click here to subscribe to the newsletter or follow us on facebook for frequent updates on Katz Center programming publications and fellows Katz Center Home About the Katz Center Fellowship Program Public Programs Contact Us Library Publications Support

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  • Multimedia | Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
    History March 16 2015 With an evening lecture by novelist Dara Horn The Past That Lives within the Present Schechter s Time Capsule And Ours VIDEO Abraham Joshua Heschel s Vision of a New Jewish Christian Relationship and Its Continuing Importance for Today Short term fellow Susannah Heschel Dartmouth College speaking at St Joseph s University December 2 2014 E BOOK Taking Note Scholars and Scholarship at the Herbert D

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