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  • Where is the Jewish AOC?

    The Jewish president of a major American university came to speak many years ago at Dartmouth College, where I am a professor, and denounced affirmative action as a serious threat to Jews. I pointed out to him that affirmative action had been tremendously beneficial to my own career as a woman who is also a Jew. He was stumped and said, "I never thought of that."

    Where is the Jewish AOC?
  • A Letter on Justice and Open Debate

    Last week, a letter titled "A Letter on Justice and Open Debate" was published in Harper's Magazine. The letter was undersigned by 153 scholars, writers and political theorists, including Dartmouth's Eli Black professor of Jewish Studies Susannah Heschel.

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  • Congratulations Shaul Magid

    The Jewish Studies Program Steering is delighted to announce that Professor Shaul Magid will have a faculty appointment with the Jewish Studies Program.

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  • The Novominsker Rebbe, My Cousin

    Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, who died of the coronavirus at 89, was a person of deeds who wanted to inspire us. How can we emulate him? Professor Susannah Heschel writes in Tablet Magazine.

  • Hasidism Forum: A New History

    Susannah Heschel and Shaul Magid contributed reviews about the book, Hasidism: A New History. The reviews are available in Marginalia LA Review of Books.

  • Social distancing gives seder a different feel

    "Passover gives us an opportunity to express our deepest fears and yearnings in a concrete way," says the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies in a "Valley News" story about celebrating Passover during the time of the coronavirus.

    Spring 2020
  • Jewish Museum Lecture with Susannah Heschel

    Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:30 – 8 pm, Scheuer Auditorium, Susannah Heschel, will examine Jewish understandings of diaspora versus exile and the internalization of exile as an existential experience.

    Jewish Museum

Recent Publications

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  • Hearing God's Word(s): Aurality, Epistemology, and Embodiment in the Gospel of John

    Deborah L. Forger

    Journal for the Study of the New Testament 42.3 (2020): 274–302.

  • "'Standing Before You, World': Nation, Transaltion, and World Literature in Postcolonial Syria."

    Daniel Behar

    Journal of World Literature Special Issue. Forthcoming in 2020.

  • A Global History of Sexual Science, 1880-1960 (University of California Press)

    Veronika Fuechtner

    Veronika Fuechtner and Douglas Haynes, eds

  • In This Hour Heschel's Writings in Nazi Germany and London Exile

    Susannah Heschel

    Abraham Joshua Heschel, Susannah Heschel, Helen Plotkin, Stephen Lehmann, Marion Faber


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