Sunday
Oct152017

Public lecture, JHSE

Samaritan studies. Katharina Keim will give a paper to the Jewish Historical Society of England and IJS entitled 'Moses Gaster and the Samaritans' at 7pm on Thu 19 October 2017, UCL, London. Further information.

Thursday
Oct122017

New publication

Antisemitism studies.  Ion Popa, The Romanian Orthodox Church and the Holocaust (Indiana University Press, 2017). Further information.

Wednesday
Oct112017

Paper and presentation

Festschrift for Philip Alexander. George Brooke will give a paper entitled 'Aspects of Education in the Sectarian Scrolls from the Qumran Caves', a version of his contribution to George Brooke and Renate Smithuis, eds, Jewish Education from Antiquity to the Middle Ages: Studies in Honour of Philip S. Alexander (Leiden: Brill, 2017). The paper will be followed by a presentation to Philip Alexander. This is a public event with refreshments, and all are welcome. 2.00-3:30pm on 30 November 2017, Roscoe Building 3.5 (Ehrhardt Seminar). Further information.

Tuesday
Oct102017

Screen & Talk

Documentary on Wilfrid Israel. Co-sponsored by the Centre for Jewish Studies, the screening of 'Wilfrid Israel: The Essential Link' will be followed by a Q&A panel with Ruth Barnett and Jean-Marc Dreyfus. 8.30pm on 13 Nov 2017 at HOME, Manchester. Further information. (See all Jewish Film Festival events in Manchester.)

Monday
Oct092017

Holocaust Reading Group Open to the Public

The History of Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. Jean-Marc Dreyfus will be leading a Reading Group open to the public. New trends in academic Holocaust studies will be presented and discussed in a friendly atmosphere. It will be held at the Jewish Museum on 24 October, 7 November, 14, 21 and 28 November, 5 December (TBC). Registration is compulsory. Further information.

Thursday
Sep282017

New publication

Midrashic studies. Katharina Keim, Pirqei deRabbi Eliezer: Structure, Coherence, Intertextuality (Brill, 2017). Further information.

Thursday
Sep282017

Paper, University of Pennsylvania

Jews and Evolutionary theory. Daniel Langton presented a paper entitled 'Zionism and Evolutionary Theory: Social Darwinism, Science Education, and Eugenics' at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania. 28 Sept 2017. Further information.

Wednesday
Sep272017

Public lecture, St Joseph's University, Philadelphia

Jewish New Testament studies. Daniel Langton presented a talk on 'The Apostle Paul in the Jewish Imagination' at the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations, St Joseph's University, site of the remarkable sculpture 'Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our Time'. 27 September 2017. Further information.

Tuesday
Sep262017

New publication

Jewish New Testament studies. Daniel Langton has revised his essay 'Paul in Jewish Thought' for the study guide of the second edition of Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Brettler, eds, The Jewish Annotated New Testament (Oxford University Press, 2017). Further information.

Friday
Sep082017

Paper, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität

Cairo Genizah Fragments. Renate Smithuis gave a paper entitled 'Fifteen Thousand Fragments at Your Fingertips: The Genizah Collection at the John Rylands Library' as part of the two-day EAJS Summer Laboratory for Young Genizah Researchers at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, 6-7 September 2017. Further information.

Friday
Sep082017

New funding

Renaissance Latin Translation project. Renate Smithuis has been awarded a £10,000 British Academy Small Grant for a Renaissance Latin translation project entitled 'Abulafia's Secrets of the Torah in the Kabbalistic Library of Pico della Mirandola (1463-94)'. This is her second British Academy award for this project. Further information.

Thursday
Sep072017

Archive listing

New Weizmann papers. PhD student Tereza Ward has completed a short listing of papers held by the Sha'are Hayim synagogue, relating to Chaim Weizmann in 1915-17, which includes correspondence with CP Scott, the Editor of the Manchester Guardian.

Wednesday
Sep062017

Visit, B'nai B'rith UK

Weizmann Tour. PhD student Tereza Ward took a group of 30 people from B’nai B’rith UK on a short tour of university locations from Chaim Weizmann’s time at the University of Manchester as a researcher in chemistry, and gave a talk entitled 'Exiled: Weizmann and Manchester'. 5 Sept 2017.

Wednesday
Aug162017

New publication

Jewish New Testament Studies. Daniel Langton has contributed entries for 'Joseph Klausner' and 'Pinchas Lapide' to the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, vol.15 (de Gruyter, 2017), 387-9, 822-4. Available in print and online. Further information.

 

Wednesday
Aug162017

Bogdanow student report

Holocaust educational visit to concentration campA recipient of a Bogdanow student travel grant, Matthew Quallen, MA History, has written about his visit to Dachau. Further information.


Monday
Aug142017

New publication

Religious responses to the Shoah. Daniel Garner, 'Revisiting Amos Funkenstein’s Critique of Holocaust Theology: A Theological Response' in Holocaust Studies, pre-publication version (2017), 1-26. Further information.

Friday
Jul212017

New publication, blog

Manchester and Balfour 100. Azriel Bermant, who recently completed a catalogue of Anglo-Israel holdings at the Rylands Library, has published an entry for Fathom entitled 'Chaim Weizmann, The Guardian and the Balfour Declaration' based on his findings. Further information.

Friday
Jul142017

New publication

Festschrift for Philip Alexander. The Centre is delighted to report the publication of George Brooke and Renate Smithuis, eds, Jewish Education from Antiquity to the Middle Ages: Studies in Honour of Philip S. Alexander (Leiden: Brill, 2017). The presentation to Philip Alexander was made by George Brooke and took place at the BAJS conference in Edinburgh, 11 July 2017. Further information.

Friday
Jul142017

Conference contributors, BAJS 2017

Jews on the Move: Exploring the movement of Jews, objects, texts, and ideas in space and time. Contributors from Manchester to the BAJS Conference 2017 included Marci Freedman, Chronicle of Ahima'az" Tomb tours to the Holy Land: Exploring Jewish pilgrimages in the Middle Ages; Stefania Silvestri, Beyond a closed box: a Yeminite Pentateuch manuscript, its box binding and production models; Katharina Keim, The sale and export of Samaritan manuscripts to Western collections in the early twentieth century: a comparative analysis of the Samaritan collecting of Moses Gaster, E.K. Warren, and William E. Barton; Maria Cioată, Dr Moses Gaster's Istoria Biblica on the move; Philip Alexander, From Vitebsk to Glasgow: a tale of two cantors; Renate Smithuis, Donning borrowed clothes: Judah Halevi, Ibn Kammuna and Shi'i Theology; Katja Stuerzenhofecker, Displaying Religious Jews in Jewish Studies Classrooms. Further information.

Monday
Jul102017

PhD completion

Edmund Chapman on modern Jews and literary translation. The Centre would like to congratulate Edmund Chapman on the successful defence of his doctoral thesis 'Afterlives: Benjamin, Derrida and Literature in Translation'. His supervisors were Dr Jerome de Groot and Dr Robert Spencer. His external examiner was Prof Scott McCracken (Queen Mary, University of London). See the list of current PhD students in the area of Jewish Studies at Manchester.