New Blog for Jewish Studies online

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

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Dear Followers of the Salon Jewish Studies Blog,

during the last months we were able to finish the work on our new website of the Ismar Elbogen Network as well as the new blog for Jewish Studies.

I would like to ask you to change to the new Blog to get news updates on Jewish archival and library collections, Jewish Studies events, the status of the working process of Jewlib. Digital Archive-Library etc..

You can subscribe to the blog via rss as well as via email. Please use the formular on the right bottom for email-subscription.

Kind regards,



Call for Articles (PaRDeS 2011) - Ghetto: Space and Borders in Judaism

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Friday, January 08, 2010

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multifaceted culture of Judaism and its connections to diverse areas of research. The journal is meant to promote an interdisciplinary dialogue necessary within the field of Jewish Studies.We hereby warmly welcome articles or essays for our next special issue: Ghetto: On Space and Borders in Judaism, that will be published in spring 2011. Referring to two historical forms of ghettos: the enclosed Jewish living quarters in the modern age and the national socialist ghettos – the ghetto has become the symbol of oppression par excellence. This usage of the term has led to a monotonous research discourse, coloured by the victim-perpetrator-paradigm. More recently however, attempts have been made to change this. Thus, the ghetto as phenomenon has been analyzed with concepts like "Lebenswelt",experience and construction of space, and with an explicit awareness of the ambivalent natureof space and borders. For instance: the positive potential of borders to initiate cultural processes and to preserve culture within the ghetto, has been taken into consideration.A steadily growing interest in the philosophical thinking on ghetto as concept, as well as in the historical notions of ghettos, and how they are reflected in literature and arts, indicates shift of perspective within the research. The more differentiated view, (illustrated above with the problematization of the border concept), have evoked new questions and problems, which resist the scientific tendency to reduce Jewish history and culture to a discourse of oppression and persecution. With this call for articles (and the upcoming issue of PaRDeS) we support the endeavour to differentiate and improve the scientific discussion of the subject ghetto. Conveying interdiciplinarity: We welcome contributions from various fields of research, that transgress the often narrow discipline borders, and combine different perspectives. The articles should:
  • reflect the term ghetto while dealing with the various usage of the term or
  • analyze the reflection on ghetto on a cultural, social and/or mental level or
  • question theoretical approaches of research on ghetto/s
Articles in German or English should contain between 15 and 20 standard pages (12pt, 1.5 line spacing). Essays in German or English should contain about 5 standard pages (12pt, 1.5 line spacing). Editorial deadline is the 15th of January 2011; the journal will be published in March 2011. If you are interested in submitting an article or essay please send a synopsis (1- 1½ pages) until the 15th of March 2010.

If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact our Editorial team: Rebekka Denz,
Grażyna Jurewicz,

Please send your application and synopsis (deadline: 15th of March 2010) to both e-mail-addresses:,

Reviews on different topics of Jewish Studies are published in PaRDeS as well. Please contact Daniel Jütte, who is in charge of the reviews in our journal:

Webpage of the Association of Jewish Studies e.V.:


Medaon Issue 5/2009 Online

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

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The new Medaon Issue (5/2009) is online available now.


  • Georg Lilienthal | Jüdische Patienten als Opfer der NS-„Euthanasie“-Verbrechen
  • Mathias Berek | Schnittpunkt sozialer Kreise statt völkischer Verwurzelung – Die Entstehung moderner Sozialtheorie aus der deutsch-jüdischen Lebenswelt des 19. Jahrhunderts am Beispiel Moritz Lazarus
  • Meik Zülsdorf-Kersting | „Weil das ebend die Befehle sind“. Jugendliche erklären das Täterhandeln im Holocaust. Empirische Befunde
  • Nadja Bennewitz | Zwischen Repression, Resistenz und Migration. Alltag jüdischer Frauen im Nationalsozialismus im Spiegel des Nürnberg-Fürther Gemeindeblattes
  • Susanne Blumesberger | Von Giftpilzen, Trödeljakobs und Kartoffelkäfern – Antisemitische Hetze in Kinderbüchern während des Nationalsozialismus

  • “Very much more still needs to be done.” Holocaust Studies: Aspects of research and actual tendencies. An Interview with Yehuda Bauer by Michael Wildt
  • Henriette Kunz | Die völkisch-antisemitische Subkultur Dresdens um 1900 – Literaturbericht 1993-2009
  • Jana Mikota | Jüdische Schriftstellerinnen – wieder entdeckt: Auguste Hauschner

  • Kai Drewes | Leiden am jüdischen Namen. Ein Brief des Fontane-Freundes Georg Friedlaender an den Chef des Preußischen Heroldsamtes

and many reviews...


Annoucement - Jewlib Digital Archive Library

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

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As some of you obviously noticed, there was a break in publishing new posts on the Salon Jewish Studies Blog during the last months. The reason is, that we are working on a new project, called Jewlib - Digital Archive Library of Primary Sources for Jewish History and Cultures. This project is a work in progress, like the Salon Jewish Studies. The aims of the project are (among others):
Please notice, that some parts of the project have just started. For this reason there are a few content-related gaps. But, we are working on it ;)

As you also could imagine, the data contribution to Jewlib takes a lot of time and we cannot publish news frequently to this Blog. For this reason we decided to change to micro-blogging service Twitter in the long term. Follow us on twitter.

New PaRDeS-issue "100jähriges Jubiläum Tel Avivs"

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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

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On the occasion of Tel Aviv's 100th anniversary also the journal Pardes which is published yearly by the Vereinigung Jüdische Studien e.V., presents a vivid view on "white city on the sands".
  • Anita Shapira - Tel Aviv, a White City on the Sands
  • Philipp Messner - Tel Aviv und die Revolution des hebräischen Schriftbilds
  • Sarah Wittkopf - Von der Einwanderung der Jekim zu ihrer politischen Partizipation bei den Wahlen zum Tel Aviver Stadtrat im Jahr 1936
  • Ulrich Knufinke - Building a Modern Jewish City: Projects of the Architect Wilhelm Zeev Haller in Tel Aviv
  • Elvira Grözinger - Tel Aviv in der neueren israelischen Literatur: Von der Weißen Stadt am Meer“ zum „Moloch“
  • Nir Mualam - Debating Historic Preservation in Israel: The Case of Tel Aviv
  • Yona Ginsberg - Regulating Public Space: The “Religious” Beach of Tel Aviv
  • Rick Kuhn - Jüdischer Antizionismus in der sozialistischen Bewegung Galiziens
  • Nathanael Riemer - Jüdische Friedhöfe in Europa – Ein Plädoyer für Online-Dokumentationen
  • Admiel Kosman - What did Cain say to Abel?

Furthermore it contains a huge number of reviews.



London Metropolitan University East End Archive: The Paul Trevor Collection

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

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(Blooms restaurant, Copyright © 2007 Paul Trevor)

Photographs from the Paul Trevor Collection are available online via VADS: "Academics and artists at London Metropolitan University worked with photographer Paul Trevor to make a selection of his images of East London digitally available to artists, students and researchers. The Collection includes 500 images (chosen from a total of 120,000) of the Spitalfields area from the 1970s to the 1990s, a period of rapid social and physical change." The online collection contains a few pictures documenting Jewish daily life in the area.

New titles in the Historic Jewish Press project

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Friday, July 10, 2009

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In the framework of the Historic Jewish Press project at the JNUL the Jewish newspapers Davar (1925-1968), Ha-Zvi (1884-1915) and La Liberté / El Horria (1915-1922) have been digitized. Now ten newspapers are available online.