Jewish Studies 2013: Refereed Publications and other scholarly activities

On this page: Book chapters | Refereed Journal Articles | Dictionary Entries and Book Reviews | Non-refereed Publications | Presentations in Academic Contexts | Research Grants | Visiting Appointments and Fellowships | Official Positions in Learned Societies, Journals, Academic Organizations | Peer Reviewing | Community Lectures | Official Positions in Community Organizations

 

1) ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO RESEARCH

Book Chapters

Fraenkel, C. “Philo of Alexandria, Hasdai Crescas, and Spinoza on God’s Body,” in Envisioning Judaism: Studies in Honor of Peter Schäfer, eds. Ra‘anan Boustan et al., Tübingen: Mohr-Siebeck, 2013, 809-820.

Kaplan. L. “The Ethical Theories of Rabbis Abraham Isaac Kook and Joseph B. Soloveitchik,” Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics, eds. Jonathan Crane and Elliot Dorff (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 166-185.

Kaplan, L. “Faith, Rebellion, and Heresy in the Writings of R. Azriel of Gerona,” Faith: Jewish Perspectives, eds. Avi Sagi and Dov Schwartz (Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2013), pp. 278-301.

Refereed Journal Articles

Fraenkel, C. “Spinoza on Miracles and the Truth of Scripture” Journal of the History of Ideas 74 (2013), 643-658.

Halevi-Wise, Y. Dan Miron, From Continuity to Contiguity: Toward a New Jewish Literary Thinking, in Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas 11.1 (2013): 173-77.

Kaplan, L. “Exposition as a High Art: Review Essay of Gerald J. (Ya‘akov) Blidstein, Society and Self: On the Writings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik,” Hakirah 15 (Summer, 2013), pp. 61-108

Dictionary Entries and Book Reviews

Kaplan. L. Review of Eliyahu Stern, The Genius: Elijah of Vilna and the Making of Modern Judaism. New Haven: Yale University Press 2013. Tablet Magazine. April 2013.

Kaplan, L. Expanded Review of Eliyahu Stern, The Genius: Elijah of Vilna and the Making of Modern Judaism. New Haven: Yale University Press 2013. November, 2013.

Kaplan, L. “More Nevukhe ha-Zeman,” Enzyklopadie judischer Geschichte und Kultur, Band 4 (Verlag J.B. Metzler), pp. 231-235.

Non-refereed Publications

Aberbach, D. On interdisciplinary approaches to literature and the social sciences, Times Higher Education Supplement, August 22, 2013.

Caplan, E. “Opening the Doors,” (invited editorial) Canadian Jewish News, October 31, 2013. p. 6.

Fraenkel, C. Rumanian translation of my “Citizen Philosophers: Teaching Justice in Brazil” in Lettre International: Romania, Spring 2013.

Fraenkel, C. “Über den Kampf zum Spiel” [German trans. of my “In Praise of the Clash of Cultures”], Die Zeit, April 2013.

Fraenkel, C. French translation of my “Spinoza in Shtreimels: An Underground Seminar,” in Books: Livres & idées du monde entier 50, December 2013.

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Presentations in Academic Contexts

Caplan, E. Invited participant, roundtable, “Mordecai M. Kaplan- Reconsidered: The Meaning and Significance of his Legacy for our Time,” Association for Jewish Studies Annual Conference, Boston MA, December 2013.

Caplan, E. “Community as a Vehicle for Moral Education in the Thought of Mordecai M. Kaplan,” Inaugural Conference, The Melton Coalition for Creative Interaction, Ohio State University (Columbus), February 11, 2013.

Fraenkel, C. Deus sive Natura from Themistius to Spinoza”, Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin, May 2013.

Fraenkel, C. “Geschichte der Philosophie als Sokratische Übung”, Dept. of Philosophy, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, April 11, 2013.

Fraenkel, C. “Teaching Plato in Palestine,” European College of Liberal Arts, Berlin, March 6, 2013.

Halevi-Wise, Y. “Agnon’s Conversation with Jeremiah in A Guest for the Night, Association for Jewish Studies Annual Conference, Boston, December 2013.

Halevi-Wise, Yael. Chair and panel organizer, “Agnon’s Construction of the Divine and Other Foreign Bodies,” Association for Jewish Studies Annual Conference, Boston 2013.

Halevi-Wise, Y. “Where is the Sepharadism of A.B. Yehoshua’s Hesed Sefaradi? NAPH International Conference on Hebrew Language, Literature and Culture, New York City, June 2013.

Hundert, G. Dov Ber Birkenthal: Maskil haredi? Conference: Megale temirin: 200 Shanah Lehaskalat Galitsiyah. Hebrew University, Jerusalem, December 2013.

Hundert, G. Patriotism and Freedom for an 18th-century Galician Jew. International Project on Galicia and Bukovina. Tel Aviv University, August 2013.

Hundert, G. Modernity Again: The Terrors of Taxonomy – Problems Raised by Microhistory, 16th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, July-August 2013

Hundert, G. A Jewish Wine Merchant in L'viv in the 18th Century: Announcing a New Source. Center for Urban History of East Central Europe L’viv, June 2013.

Hundert, G. From the Writings of an Eighteenth-Century Jewish Wine Merchant: New Discoveries. Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich, Warsaw, May 2013.

Hundert, G. A Galician Jewish Wine Merchant in the 18th Century: Newly Discovered Material. Itta and Eliezer Zeisler Memorial Lecture, University of British Columbia, February 2013.

Hundert, G. The pinkassim Project: Criteria and Other Issues. Center for Jewish History. New York City. November 2013

Kaplan, L. “Kashrut and Kugel or Rupture and Reconstruction Reversed: Franz Rosenzweig’s The Builders and Minhag Ashkenaz,” David Paterson Seminar, Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Oxford University, Yarnton Manor, Yarnton, England, June 2013

Kaplan, L. “Freud’s Moses and the Formation of the Jewish Psyche,” Annual Louis Jacobs Lecture, New London Synagogue, London England, June, 2013

Kaplan, L. “R. Nahman Krochmal’s Moreh Nevukhe ha-Zeman and the Anxiety of Influence,” World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, Israel, August, 2013

Kaplan, L. “Back to Zechariah Frankel and Louis Jacobs? On Integrating Academic Talmudic Scholarship into Israeli Religious Zionist Yeshivot and the Specter of the Historical Development of the Halakah” Workshop, Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Oxford University, Yarnton Manor, Yarnton, England, May, 2013

2) RESEARCH GRANTS

Fraenkel, C. SSHRC Partnership Grant, 2013-19 ($2.297.800) “Early Modern Conversions: Religions, Cultures, Cognitive Ecologies.” Co-Applicant (PI: Paul Yachnin)

Hundert, G. SSHRC; Insight Development Grant; Recovering the Records of European Jewish Autonomy 1500-1800; June 1, 2013; May 31, 2015; Award Holder; 64,198.

Hundert, G. SSHRC; Insight Grant; Experiencing Change: A Galician Jewish Wine Merchant in the 18th Century; April 1, 2012; March 31, 2015; Award Holder; 80,332.

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3) OTHER ACTIVITIES AND HONOURS

Visiting Appointments and Fellowships

Aberbach, D. Visiting fellow, The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, and the Kennedy Center for International Development, Harvard University.

Hundert, G. Adjunct Fellow, Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. University of Pennsylvania (2013-2014)

Kaplan, L. Polonsky Fellow, Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Oxford University, Yarnton Manor, Yarnton, England, April-June 2013.

Official Positions in Learned Societies, Journals, Academic Organizations

Fraenkel, C.  Subject editor for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Fraenkel, C.  Journal of Euro-Mediterranean Studies (editorial board)

Fraenkel, C. Judaism, Christianity and Islam: Conflict, Reception and Mediation, Walter de Gruyter (one of three series editors). 

Halevi-Wise, Yael. Member of the executive board of Canadian Society for Jewish Studies.

Halevi-Wise, Yael. Advisory board of Sephardic Horizons, an online journal devoted to Sephardic history and literature.

Hundert, G. Editorial Board (review of articles; policy decisions): Kwartalnik Historii Żydów (Jewish Historical Inst. Warsaw)‎ (review of articles policy decisions)

Hundert, G. Editorial Board: Bloomsbury Studies in Central and Eastern Europe

Hundert, G. Academic Committee of the Jewish History in Galicia and Bukovina Project, Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Hundert, G. Secretary, American Academy for Jewish Research.

Hundert, G. Organizer, Initial Conference: Recovering the Records of European Jewish Autonomy 1500-1800, McGill University, July 8-11, 2013.

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Peer Reviewing

Caplan, E. Routledge Press (book proposal).

Fraenkel, C. Oxford University Press.

Halevi-Wise, Y. Syracuse University Press (book manuscript).

Halevi-Wise, Y. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, English Department, PhD disseration. 

Heller, D. Journal of Jewish Identities (December 2013)

Hundert, G. External Reviewer: Stanford Humanities Center.

Hundert, G. External Reviewer: School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton NJ.

Hundert, G. Reviewer of book ms. for Princeton University Press.

Community Lectures

Fima, L. “From Selfishness to Self-Actualization: an Introduction to Shemi Zarhin’s film Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi (2003), Delta Kappa Gamma, Montreal, March 21, 2013.

Fima, L. Introduced Shemi Zarhin’s film Passover Fever (1995) at Habayit Hayisraeli, in collaboration with the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts, Montreal, April 13, 2013..

Fraenkel, C. CBC Radio interview with Mary Hynes for “Tapestry” on philosophy and a culture of debate (January 13, 2013).

Gonshor, A. Presenter, Yiddish Programme, Dorshei Emet, Reconstructionist Synagogue Montreal, October 2013.

Gonshor, A. “The life of I.L. Peretz,” Segal Centre for the Performing Arts. January 2013.

Halevi-Wise. Y. “Journeying to the Millenium and Back with A.B. Yehoshua, KlezKanada, August 24, 2013.

Halevi-Wise, Y. “East Meets West in Literature by Jews from Arab Lands, four day workshop series, KlezKanada, August 20-23, 2013.

Halevi-Wise, Y. “Spanish Jewish History in the Modern Literary Imagination, Dorshei Emet Synagogue, November 23, 2013.

Halevi-Wise, Y. Agnon’s A Guest for the Night, Study Group Chen, Shaar Hashamayim, April 17, 2013.

Halevi-Wise, Y. “A.B. Yehoshua’s Friendly Fire,” Montreal Book Club, April 15, 2013.

Heller, D. Consultant to artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller for their submission to Canada’s National Holocaust Memorial design competition (September 2013)

Hundert, G. Guest Speaker, Jewish Community Center, Vancouver, BC February 2013.

Kaplan, L. “Freud’s Moses and the Formation of the Jewish Psyche,” Annual Louis Jacobs Lecture, New London Synagogue, London England, June, 2013

Official Positions in Community Organizations

Caplan, E. Vice-President, The Mordecai M. Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood, 2011-

Caplan, E. Chair, The Jacob Zipper Education Award, 2004-

Frank, E. Member of Yiddish committee Jewish Public Library

Frank, E. Member of the J.I. Segal Awards Committee, Jewish Public Library.

Gonshor, A. Member, Jewish Public Library Committee on Yiddish Culture

Gonshor, A. Member, Jewish Public Library 100th Anniversary Exhibit Committee. Co-writer of Text for JPL 100th Anniversary Exhibition

Hundert, G. Academic Advisory Board, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York City.

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