restricted access   Volume 32, Number 4, Summer 2014

Table of Contents

Special Issue: New Approaches to Teaching Jewish Studies

Alan T. Levenson, Guest Editor



pp. 1-8

Jewish Studies in North American Colleges and Universities: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

pp. 9-26

The Early Boundaries of Jewish Studies

pp. 27-34

The Challenge of Interdisciplinarity: A Conversation about Introductory Courses to Jewish Studies

pp. 35-44

From Theory to Practice

The “J Survey” between History and Religious Studies

pp. 45-59

Introducing Jewish Studies through Jewish Thought and Practice

pp. 60-75

Reflections on Teaching a Course on Jewish Identities

pp. 76-88

Teaching about Jewishness in the Heartland

pp. 89-104

“Well At My Temple in Scarsdale …”: Teaching Beyond the “Heritage Student” in Three Institutions

pp. 105-121

Further Thoughts

Teaching the Introduction to Judaic Thought Course

pp. 122-123

Ambivalence and Interdisciplinarity: The Future of Jewish Studies

pp. 124-129

MJSA and WJSA Anniversaries: Then and Now

The Midwest Jewish Studies Association: The First Decade

pp. 130-136

The Western Jewish Studies Association, 1995-2013

pp. 137-144

The Midwest Jewish Studies Association: The Second Decade and Beyond

pp. 145-148

Book Reviews

A Poetics of Trauma: The Work of Dahlia Ravikovitch by Ilana Szobel (review)

pp. 149-152

Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof by Alisa Solomon (review)

pp. 152-154

Hollywood’s Chosen People: The Jewish Experience in American Cinema Edited by Daniel Bernardi, Murray Pomerance, and Hava Tirosh-Samuelson (review)

pp. 154-156

Jews in the Gym: Judaism, Sports, and Athletics Edited by Leonard J. Greenspoon (review)

pp. 156-159

Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing and Dying. The Secret World War II Transcripts of German POWs by Sönke Neitzel and Harald Welzer (review)

pp. 159-161

From Ambivalence to Betrayal: The Left, the Jews and Israel by Robert Wistrich (review)

pp. 162-164

From Enemy To Brother: The Revolution in Catholic Teaching on The Jews, 1933-1965 by John Connelly (review)

pp. 164-166

The Challenge of Received Tradition: Dilemmas of Interpretation in Radak’s Biblical Commentaries by Naomi Grunhaus (review)

pp. 167-169


pp. 170-176