49 episodes

Jewish History Matters features interviews, in-depth discussion, and coverage of new research, current topics, and enduring debates about Jewish history and culture. It aims to cultivate informed and engaging discourse about the Jewish past, present, and future rooted in cutting-edge developments from leading Jewish studies scholars. It highlights high-level discussion that grapples with deep and nuanced questions, underscoring the relevance of the animating issues of contemporary Jewish studies to wider academic, social, and political issues. Hosted by Jason Lustig.

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Jewish History Matters features interviews, in-depth discussion, and coverage of new research, current topics, and enduring debates about Jewish history and culture. It aims to cultivate informed and engaging discourse about the Jewish past, present, and future rooted in cutting-edge developments from leading Jewish studies scholars. It highlights high-level discussion that grapples with deep and nuanced questions, underscoring the relevance of the animating issues of contemporary Jewish studies to wider academic, social, and political issues. Hosted by Jason Lustig.

    44: Jewish History in Iran with Lior Sternfeld

    44: Jewish History in Iran with Lior Sternfeld

    Lior Sternfeld joins the podcast to discuss his book Between Iran and Zion: Jewish Histories of Twentieth-Century Iran and the big-picture issues it raises about the history of Iran, the history of the Jews in the Middle East, and Jewish history as a whole.

    • 49 min
    43: A Rosenberg by Any Other Name? Jewish Name-Changing and American Jewish History with Kirsten Fermaglich and Geraldine Gudefin

    43: A Rosenberg by Any Other Name? Jewish Name-Changing and American Jewish History with Kirsten Fermaglich and Geraldine Gudefin

    What's in a name? For many American Jews who changed their names in the twentieth century so they would sound "less Jewish," clearly a lot. In this episode, guest host Geraldine Gudefin welcomes Kirsten Fermaglich to speak about her book A Rosenberg by Any Other Name: A History of Jewish Name Changing in America and the big issues it brings up.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    42: Family Papers and the Sephardic Twentieth Century with Sarah Abrevaya Stein

    42: Family Papers and the Sephardic Twentieth Century with Sarah Abrevaya Stein

    Sarah Stein joins the podcast to talk about her recent book, Family Papers: A Sephardic Journey through the Twentieth Century.

    • 43 min
    41: Social Justice and Israel/Palestine with Mira Sucharov and Aaron Hahn Tapper

    41: Social Justice and Israel/Palestine with Mira Sucharov and Aaron Hahn Tapper

    Mira Sucharov and Aaron J. Hahn Tapper join us to talk about about their recent volume, Social Justice and Israel/Palestine: Foundational and Contemporary Debates.

    • 57 min
    40: Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict with Rachel Harris

    40: Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict with Rachel Harris

    Rachel Harris joins us to talk about her recent volume Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict

    • 1 hr 3 min
    39: In Geveb and Yiddish Studies Online with Jessica Kirzane and Saul Noam Zaritt

    39: In Geveb and Yiddish Studies Online with Jessica Kirzane and Saul Noam Zaritt

    Jessica Kirzane and Saul Zaritt join the podcast to talk about their work on In Geveb, an online journal of Yiddish studies.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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