Tuesday
Nov152016

Radio France

Holocaust history. Jean-Marc Dreyfus contributed to a radio programme on testimonies of the Holocaust, broadcasted on November 8, for the commemoration of the Paris terror attacks. Listen again.

Tuesday
Nov152016

New publication

Dead Sea scrolls. George Brooke, 'MS 1909: 1QRule of Blessings (1Q28b) frg. 25a, 1QSb V 22–25,' in Gleanings from the Caves: Dead Sea Scrolls and Artefacts from the Schøyen Collection (ed. T. Elgvin with K. Davis and M. Langlois; LSTS 71; London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2016), 273–81. Further information.

Tuesday
Nov152016

Public debate, London

Contemporary anti-semitism. Jean-Marc Dreyfus contributed to a panel on 'Antisemitism Revisited' at the Battle of Ideas, Barbican Centre, London, 22 October 2016. Further information.

Tuesday
Nov152016

New publication

Qumran history. George Brooke, 'The Visualisation of the Sacred at Qumran,' in Sybils, Scriptures, and Scrolls: John Collins at Seventy (ed. J. Baden, H. Najman and E.J.C. Tigchelaar; JSJSup 175; Leiden: Brill, 2017), 225–40. Further information.

Tuesday
Nov152016

New publication

Holocaust history. Jean-Marc Dreyfus, Les rapports de Berlin: André François-Poncet et le national-socialisme (Reports from Berlin: André François-Poncet and national-socialism) (Paris: Fayard, 2016). Further information.

Tuesday
Nov152016

New publication

Second Temple history. George Brooke, 'Patterns of Presthood, Priestliness and Priestly Functions in Second Temple Period Texts,' Judaïsme ancien – Ancient Judaism 4 (2016). Further information.

Tuesday
Nov152016

New publication

Holocaust history. Jean-Marc Dreyfus, 'Une mauvaise réputation: le docteur Julius Hallervorden et sa collection de cerveaux dans la République Fédérale d’Allemagne' (A bad reputation: Dr. Julius Hallervorden and his collection of brains in the Fédéral Republic of Germany), XXme Siècle Revue d’Histoire, 131, July-September 2016, 139-150. Further information.

Tuesday
Nov152016

New publication

Dead Sea scrolls. George Brooke, 'New Perspectives on the Significance of the Scrolls for the New Testament and Early Christian Literature,' Dead Sea Discoveries 23 (2016): 267–79. Further information.

Monday
Nov142016

Public lecture, Manchester Jewish Museum

Jewish Magic and Halloween. Philip Alexander gave a talk entitled 'Jewish Magic illustrated by Jewish Amulets in the Rylands Library' at the Manchester Jewish Museum. 31 October 2016. Further information.

Monday
Nov142016

Klezmer performance

Forthcoming event featuring the Michael Kahan Kapelye. The University's klezmer band will perform at the Manchester Jewish Museum, 7:30-10pm, Thu 8 December 2016. Further information.

Monday
Nov142016

Conference paper, Leipzig

Origins of Aramaean Christianity. Professor Emeritus John Healey FBA gave a paper entitled "'Aramaeans' and Aramaic in Transition: Western Influences and the Roots of Aramaean Christianity" at a conference held under the aegis of The Minerva Center for the Relations between Israel and Aram in Biblical Times in Leipzig, 6-9 June 2016. Minerva Centers are sponsored by the Max Planck Gesellschaft/Minerva Stiftung and one of the aims is to foster academic links between Germany and Israel. Further information.

Monday
Nov142016

Conference paper, Texas

Moses Gaster and the Samaritan Book of Joshua. Katharina Keim will present a paper on 'Manuscript and Text: The Book of Joshua in the Samaritan Tradition' at the Society of Biblical Literature conference in San Antonio, Texas, 19-22 November 2016. Further information.

Monday
Nov142016

New publication

Midrash. Katharina Keim, Pirqei deRabbi Eliezer: Structure, Coherence, Intertextuality. AJEC 96 (Leiden: Brill, 2017). Further information.

Monday
Nov142016

Public lecture, British Library

Digital Humanities and Hebrew manuscripts. Renate Smithuis will give a presentation on the Hebrew manuscripts project at the British Library's conference on Digital Humanities. 21 November 2016. Further information.

Monday
Nov142016

Public lecture, Oxford Chabad

Italian Jewry. Stefania Silvestri will give a talk entitled 'The Jewish Ghetto of Venice: Its History, Culture and Women' as part of a day conference on 500 years of the Venice Ghetto for the Oxford University Chabad Society. 20 November 2016. Further information.

Monday
Nov142016

Bernard Jackson student prize 2016

Post-graduate prize. This prize is awarded annually to the student with 'the highest grade for a master's dissertation in Jewish Studies' at the University of Manchester. It honours the Centre's second co-director Bernard Jackson. For 2016 the prize of £100 was awarded to the winner Miruna-Stefana Belea (MA in Biblical Studies) for a dissertation supervised by Renate Smithuis and entitled 'Magic and Religion: Parabiblical elements on four amulets from Moses Gaster collection'. Further information.

Monday
Nov072016

New publication

Reflections on Jewish Studies. Alex Samely, 'Jewish Studies and Reading' in G. Langer and C. Cordoni (eds.), 'Let the Wise Listen and Add to Their Learning'. Festschrift for Günter Stemberger on the Occasion of his 75th Birthday (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2016), 757–789. Further information.

Wednesday
Oct262016

New publication

Israel Studies. Moshe Behar, 'Past and Present Perfect of Israel’s One-State Solution' in Israel and Palestine Alternative Perspectives on Statehood, John Ehrenberg and Yoav Peled, eds (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2016), 243-270. Further information.

Friday
Oct142016

New publication

Judaism and evolution. Daniel Langton, 'Elijah Benamozegh and Evolutionary Theory: A Nineteenth Century Italian Kabbalist's Panentheistic Response to Darwin' in European Journal of Jewish Studies 10:2 (2016), 223-245. Further information.

Thursday
Oct132016

Manson Memorial Lecture

The Apostle Paul and Judaism. The 2016 Manson Memorial Lecture will be given by Steve Mason (Groningen) on the topic of 'Judaism and Paul: A Category Crisis'. 2pm, Thu 20 October 2016, SG1, Samuel Alexander Building. Further information.