Hebrew and Yiddish News & Announcements Archive


New book by Samuel Spinner: Jewish Primitivism

New book by Samuel Spinner: Jewish Primitivism

Professor Spinner’s new book Jewish Primitivism will be published by Stanford University Press in July 2021.


Jewish Primitivism

Jewish Primitivism

Around the beginning of the twentieth century, Jewish writers and artists across Europe began depicting fellow Jews as savages or “primitive” tribesmen. Primitivism—the European appreciation of and fascination with so-called […]


The Divine in Modern Hebrew Literature by Professor Neta Stahl

The Divine in Modern Hebrew Literature by Professor Neta Stahl

Demonstrating the pervasive presence of God in modern Hebrew literature, this book explores the qualities that twentieth-century Hebrew writers attributed to the divine, and examines their functions against the simplistic […]


Apply for our PhD in Hebrew and Yiddish

The Hebrew and Yiddish subdivision of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Johns Hopkins is accepting applications for a fully-funded PhD program in Jewish Languages and Literatures, beginning […]


Aesthetic Theories in Yiddish Conference, Nov 11. – Nov. 12

Aesthetic Theories in Yiddish Conference, Nov 11. – Nov. 12

The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program presents the 15th Lavy Colloquium: Aesthetic Theories in Yiddish Nov 11. – Nov. 12. All sessions will take place at the […]


Congratulations to Professor Samuel Spinner!

Congratulations to Professor Samuel Spinner who was awarded a fellowship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.  Professor Spinner will […]


Neta Stahl Awarded Fellowship

Neta Stahl Awarded Fellowship

Congratulations to Neta Stahl, who has been awarded an NEH fellowship for her project “Conceptions of the Divine in 20th-Century Hebrew Literature.”


Assistant Professor of Hebrew Wins NEH Grant

Congratulations to Neta Stahl on being awarded a summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities to work on her book project, “God at the End of Days: Perceptions […]


Jesus Among the Jews

Jesus Among the Jews

Jesus Among the Jews: Representation and Thought charts for the first time the different ways that Jesus has been represented and understood in Jewish culture and thought.