News & Events

New issue of the Association for Jewish Studies Review

It is nearly six months since I took on a new role as co-editor of the Association for Jewish Studies Review. We publish this academic journal twice a year, and in its pages we present an incredible sampling of scholarship across the entirety of Jewish history, religion, culture, and more. My co-editor, Alyssa Gray, and […]

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The Jewish Grandchildren of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson

What can Charlottesville’s forgotten Jewish past teach us about the American struggle for freedom? As part of my new role as Ida and Nathan Kolodiz Director of Jewish Studies at the University of Virginia, I have been exploring the the university and the town’s Jewish past. I wrote this short blogpost for the UVA Alumni […]

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Big News from Charlottesville

This August I began a new position as the Ida and Nathan Kolodiz Director of the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Virginia. I am delighted by the opportunity to work with colleagues and students to continue the important work of Jewish Studies at UVA and beyond. You can find more information about the […]

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New Publication: “Prisoners of Zion: American Jews, Human Rights, and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” (2019 Belin Lecture in American Jewish Affairs)

Last year I had the honor to deliver the annual David W. Belin Lecture in American Jewish Affairs at the University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. In my talk, “Prisoners of Zion: American Jews, Human Rights, and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” I extended the story I told in Rooted Cosmopolitans, explaining what happened between […]

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Rooted Cosmopolitans wins the American Historical Association Rosenberg Book Prize

October has brought the exciting news that Rooted Cosmopolitans has won the 2019 American Historical Association Dorothy Rosenberg Prize awarded for “the most distinguished work of scholarship on the history of the Jewish diaspora published in English during the previous calendar year.” I am honored to accept this award from my fellow historians and to […]

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Recent Awards and Honors for Rooted Cosmopolitans

Rooted Cosmopolitans has been named one of the best books of the year by Ha’aretz newspaper and a favorite book of the year by the European Journal of International Law Blog. It has also been named a Finalist for the 2019 PROSE award by the Association of American Publishers’ Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division in […]

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