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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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Alan Mintz, 1947-2017

By David Biale, University of California, Davis —— The world of Jewish Studies lost one its most urbane and sensitive readers of Hebrew literature with the death of Alan Mintz…

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Arthur Hyman, 1921-2017

By David Berger, Yeshiva University —- Arthur Hyman was born on April 10, 1921, in Schwäbisch Hall, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.  In 1935, at the age of 14, three years before Kristallnacht, he…