Jewish Studies

Editor in Chief | Area Editors | Articles and Contributors

The field of Jewish studies is broad and interdisciplinary, encompassing history, religion, philosophy, literature, sociology and political science. Its chronological and geographical range is immense, stretching from the Bible to the present and including communities from the Americas to Western and Eastern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, South and East Asia, and Africa. Given the diversity of Jewish culture, it is extraordinarily difficult for students and scholars to stay informed about such a wide diversity of sources. With advances in online searching and database technologies, researchers can easily access library catalogs, bibliographic indexes, and other lists that show thousands of resources that might also be useful to them. But how can the researcher, no matter at what level, filter through the proliferation of information to identify what is reliable and directly relevant to their inquiries? What is needed now, more than ever, is expert guidance. This is what Oxford Bibliographies Jewish Studies offers through its carefully selected articles that break down subject areas into their component parts and pithy annotations that summarize the main contribution of each citation.

The complexities of the field of Jewish Studies posed significant challenges to the formation of these bibliographies. For example, should the article on Modern Jewish Artists attempt to cover all artists of Jewish origin or only those whose art contains Jewish themes? Should an article on, say, food include traditional religious works or only modern scholarly literature? How should the articles balance the need to cover a whole subject while not overwhelming the reader with too many citations? In general, the solutions to these problems were dictated by Oxford Bibliographies Jewish Studies’ vision of its users who seek tightly focused, academically sound guidance for further reading and research.

 

Editor in Chief

Naomi Seidman is Koret Professor of Jewish Culture and Director of the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. Her first book, A Marriage Made in Heaven: The Sexual Politics of Hebrew and Yiddish, appeared in 1997. Faithful Renderings: Jewish-Christian Difference and the Politics of Translation appeared in 2006. In 2016, she was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship for her work in the field of literary criticism. She is presently completing a book entitled The Marriage Plot: Sexuality, Secularization, and the Emergence of Modern Jewish Culture.

 


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FOUNDING EDITOR IN CHIEF

University of California, Davis

AREA EDITORS

University of California, Berkeley
University of Michigan
University of Toronto
Brandeis University
New York University

GUEST EDITOR

Stanford University Libraries

FORMER STANDING EDITORIAL BOARD

Stanford University
University of Florida
Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley
University of Oxford/University of Toronto
University of Pennsylvania

FOUNDING EDITORIAL BOARD

University of California, Los Angeles
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
University of Oxford/University of Toronto
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley
University of Pennsylvania
Rutgers University

ARTICLES AND CONTRIBUTORS

* = recently published

Anthropology, Sociology, Folklore, Cultural Studies

Shaul Kelner
Vanderbilt University
Marcy Brink-Danan
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ruth von Bernuth
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tali Berner
Tel Aviv University
Aya Elyada
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Chaim I. Waxman
Rutgers University
David B. Ruderman
University of Pennsylvania
Mordechai Zalkin
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
David Sorkin
Yale University
Amos Morris-Reich
University of Haifa
Laura Levitt
Temple University
Miriam Peskowitz
Dan Ben-Amos
University of Pennsylvania
Raya Morag
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Cornelia Aust
Leibniz-Institute for European History
Eli Yassif
Tel Aviv University
Noah Tamarkin
The Ohio State University
Arie Sover
Ashkelon Academic College
Shlomit Landman
Achva Academic College
John Efron
University of California, Berkeley
James Loeffler
University of Virginia
Jeffrey Veidlinger
University of Michigan
Naomi Seidman
Graduate Theological Union
Steven P. Weitzman
Stanford University
R. Timothy DeBold
Stanford University

Anti-Semitism and Holocaust Studies

Rosemary Horowitz
Appalachian State University
René Bloch
Universität Bern
Diane Wolf
University of California, Davis
Deborah Lipstadt
Emory University
Nina Caputo
University of Florida
Jonathan Judaken
Rhodes College
Zachary Braiterman
Syracuse University
Albert Lichtblau
Universität Salzburg
Renée Poznanski
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Wolf Gruner
University of Southern California
David Engel
New York University
Ido de Haan
University of California, Berkeley
Vadim Altskan
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Area (Regional) Studies

Michael L. Miller
Central European University
Omer Bartov
Brown University
Alanna Cooper
Case Western Reserve University
Rebecca Margolis
University of Ottawa
Jonathan Goldstein
University of West Georgia
Amelia Glaser
University of California at San Diego
Taras Koznarsky
University of Toronto
Joshua Teplitsky
Stony Brook University, State University of New York
David Cesarani
Royal Holloway University of London
Hagar Salamon
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Steven Kaplan
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Bart Wallet
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Shalva Weil
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Zeev Levin
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Anna Shternshis
University of Toronto
Ross Brann
Cornell University
Arnold Franklin
Queens College
Elissa Bemporad
Queens College
Tobias Brinkmann
Penn State
Eli Lederhendler
The Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry
Rachel Simon
Princeton University
Gershon David Hundert
McGill University
Scott Ury
Tel Aviv University
ChaeRan Freeze
Brandeis University
Dina Danon
Binghampton University, State University of New York
Milton Shain
University of Cape Town
Bat-Zion Eraqi Klorman
The Open University of Israel
Jonathan D. Sarna
Brandeis University
Zev Eleff
Brandeis University
Lisa Silverman
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Scott Ury
Tel Aviv University

Bible

Pamela Barmash
Washington University in St. Louis
Robert S. Kawashima
University of Florida
William K. Gilders
Emory University
Bernard Levinson
University of Minnesota
Alan Levenson
University of Oklahoma
Leonard J. Greenspoon
Creighton University
Barat Ellman
Fordham University
Devorah Schoenfeld
Loyola University Chicago
Henrietta Wiley
Notre Dame of Maryland University

Judaism in the Ancient World

Gideon Bohak
Tel Aviv University
Lorenzo DiTommaso
Concordia University
Joshua Ezra Burns
Marquette University
Avraham Faust
Bar-Ilan University
Matthew J. Suriano
Indiana University Bloomington
Hayim Lapin
University of Maryland
Steven H. Werlin
The University of Arizona

Language, Literature and the Arts

Shlomo Sela
Bar-Ilan University
Samantha Baskind
CSU Ohio
Josh Lambert
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Aaron Koller
Yeshiva University
Lawrence H. Schiffman
Yeshiva University
Marlene Schiffman
Yeshiva University
Walter Zev Feldman
Jewish Music Research Centre
Michael Lukin
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ari Y. Kelman
University of California, Davis
Steve Mason
University of Aberdeen
Andrea Most
University of Toronto
Aldea Mulhern
University of Toronto
Yahil Zaban
Tel Aviv University
Tsvi Sadan
Bar-Ilan University
Tova Rosen
BenGurion University of the Negev
Uriah Kfir
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Lester L. Grabbe
University of Hull
Lia Deromedi
Royal Holloway University of London
Shai Ginsburg
Duke University
Leah Garrett
Monash University
Sarah Bunin Benor
Hebrew Union College
Judah Cohen
Indiana University
Olga Borovaya
Stanford University
Ilan Stavans
Amherst College
Maya Balakirsky Katz
Touro College
Kalman Weiser
York University
Jonathan Decter
Brandeis University
Barbara Mann
The Jewish Theological Seminary
Laura Lieber
Duke University
Shalom Sabar
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Vivian B. Mann
The Jewish Theological Seminary
Naomi Seidman
Graduate Theological Union
Naomi Seidman
Graduate Theological Union
Shaina Hammerman
Mills College
Yael Chaver
University of California at Berkeley
Jean Baumgarten
Centre de Recherches Historiques
Yael Chaver
University of California at Berkeley
Joel Berkowitz
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Philosophy and Thought

Daniel B. Schwartz
The George Washington University
Paul Mendes-Flohr
The University of Chicago
David Biale
University of California, Davis
Amos Bitzan
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Daniel H. Weiss
University of Cambridge
Paul Nahme
Brown University
Paul Mendes-Flohr
The University of Chicago
Abraham Melamed
University of Haifa
James T. Robinson
The University of Chicago
Elias Sacks
University of Colorado Boulder
Maren R. Niehoff
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Simon Rabinovitch
Boston University
Amos Bitzan
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Tsvi Sadan
Bar-Ilan University

Rabbinics

Carol Bakhos
University of California, Los Angeles
Mira Wasserman
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
Leib Moscovitz
Bar Ilan University
Yair Furstenberg
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Alyssa M. Gray
Hebrew Union College

Religion and Law

Ariel Evan Mayse
Harvard University
David Kraemer
The Jewish Theological Seminary
David Biale
University of California, Davis
Marcin Wodzinski
University of Wrocław
Uriel Gellman
Bar Ilan University
Jonathan Crane
Emory University
Hava Tirosh-Samuelson
Arizona State University
Barry Dov Walfish
University of Toronto
Mikhail Kizilov
University of Tübingen
Azzan Yadin-Israel
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Harvey E. Goldberg
Princeton University
Wojciech Tworek
University of Wrocław
Rebekka Voss
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Bernard Steinberg
Graduate Theological Union
Kimmy Caplan
Bar-Ilan University
Stefan C. Reif
University of Cambridge
Michael A. Meyer
Hebrew Union College
Benjamin Sommer
The Jewish Theological Seminary
Pawel Maciejko
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
David Biale
University of California, Davis
Joseph M. Davis
Gratz College
Judith R. Baskin
University of Oregon

Zionism and Israel

Steven J. Zipperstein
Stanford University
Stephen C. Russell
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Eran Kaplan
San Francisco State University
Paul Rivlin
Tel Aviv University
Guy Ben-Porat
The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
Donny Inbar
San Jose State University
Dan Avnon
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Laura Almagor
Center for Jewish History
Gideon Sapir
Bar-Ilan University
Eli Yassif
Tel Aviv University
Shlomo Getz
University of Haifa
Svetlana Natkovich
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Derek Penslar
University of Toronto

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