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.
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.
Matisyahu Concert and Conversation Draws Crowd of Over 600
On Thursday, March 31 at 7:00pm, acclaimed, Grammy-nominated reggae, hip-hop and rock artist Matisyahu joined Professor Barry Wimpfheimer for a conversation about his Jewish identity and how it relates to his art. The talk was followed by questions from the audience and a musical performance by Matisyahu and his band.
Read more at The Daily Northwestern.
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.