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A Brief History of AAJR

On June 15, 1920, a small group of American scholars in Judaic studies met in New York City to found the American Academy for Jewish Research (AAJR).  Led by scholars from…

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Bernard Lewis, 1916-2018

In his memoir, Notes on a Century: Reflections of a Middle East Historian, published in 2012, Bernard Lewis wrote (page 95): “While my principal concern had for some time been…