45 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.

Jewish History Matters 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.

    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
    38: The Life and Legacy of Abraham Joshua Heschel, in Conversation with Susannah Heschel

    38: The Life and Legacy of Abraham Joshua Heschel, in Conversation with Susannah Heschel

    Susannah Heschel joins us to talk about the work and legacy of her father, Abraham Joshua Heschel

    • 1 hr 11 min
    37: Censorship in Early Modern Europe and its Ramifications with Hannah Marcus

    37: Censorship in Early Modern Europe and its Ramifications with Hannah Marcus

    What is censorship? How can we identify it, and understand how it functions and what are its effects? Hannah Marcus joins us for a fascinating discussion about her research on the history of the censorship of scientific and medical texts in early modern Italy which opens up a wide-ranging set of issues about the nature of censorship in historical context and the control of knowledge in more recent times, too.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    36: What Happens to Jewish Culture Without Jews with Alanna Cooper and Hillel Smith

    36: What Happens to Jewish Culture Without Jews with Alanna Cooper and Hillel Smith

    What happens to our stuff when we're gone? Hillel Smith and Alanna Cooper join the podcast to talk about their projects that consider what happens to Jewish communities and their stuff, both buildings and objects, especially when we look at communities and synagogues that shrink, disappear, merge together, or move from one place to another.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    35: American Judaism with Jonathan Sarna

    35: American Judaism with Jonathan Sarna

    Jonathan Sarna discusses "American Judaism: A History," which was recently published in a second, revised edition. Listen in for a wide-ranging conversation about American Jewish history at large, about Jonathan's work at large and the book American Judaism in particular. As we discuss in the episode, American Judaism is one of a series of books which have been published in recent years that has tried to synthesize American Jewish history, so we will look closely at how the landscape of American Jewish historical studies has developed, how we tell the history of America's Jews, and why it matters.

    • 1 hr 7 min

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