The preparation for this issue coincided with a conference in London which also served to launch Anthony Polonsky’s important three-volume work The Jews in Poland and Russia. At the meeting he gave a paper which we reproduce here, originally delivered at Harvard, describing his own personal history and how he became engaged in the study of Polish-Jewish history. It serves also as an introduction to the themes of his book.
Phyllis Cohen Albert and Alex Sagan
George L. Mosse died on January 22, 1999, leaving a legacy of scholarly innovation in the study of European, German, and German-Jewish history. The memorial symposium of October 1, 1999 that produced the following articles brought together some of the many students, colleagues, and friends who were deeply influenced by Mosse’s life and work. They offered reflections on his contributions as researcher, author, teacher, and friend.
Jewish history and heritage, in particular Anglo-Jewish synagogues and their Judaica. Under the auspices of her charitable trust, the Hidden Legacy Foundation, she worked with me on cataloguing the rare silver Judaica and textiles from the eighteenth
In Memoriam Rabbi Dr Lionel Blue OBE, 6 February 1930–19 December 2016
Rabbi Jonathan Magonet
Hebrew only Bible, Hebrew commentaries, guides to learning Talmud and books on Jewish history. For Lionel, we had to purchase the Hindu scriptures – the 700 verse Bhagavad Gita, the Qu’ran and Julian of Norwich. To which one could probably add the New
student and led him to become a cultural historian, with Jewish history and the Holocaust as central concerns. He notes how ground-breaking it was: With its focus on the ‘experiential’, in a decidedly expansive manner, it was on the cutting edge of
and Southern France—where they first arrived as New Christians and progressively “reverted” to Judaism. For an overview of the history of Sephardic Jewish history, see Jane S. Gerber, The Jews of Spain: A History of the Sephardic Experience (New York
rabbi from his childhood. He obtained a BEd at Trent Park College and studied history and Jewish history at University College London. While undertaking rabbinic studies at Leo Baeck College, he also spent time at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New
Young Women in the Tsukunft Youth Movement in Interwar Poland and Their Role Models
] (Varshe, 1930), 34. On Tsukunft and women, see Magdalena Kozłowska, “Brider un Shvester? Women in the Tsukunft Youth Movement in Interwar Poland,” Scripta judaica cracoviensia [Kraków studies in Jewish history] 13 (2015). According to summaries compiled
Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem
Sa'ed Atshan and Katharina Galor
in Germany ( Atshan and Galor 2020: 11–24 ). It would not have been surprising for this Berlin museum to have focused exclusively on Jerusalem's Jewish legacy. 15 However, in addition to highlighting Jewish history, sites, and artifacts, the show