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Special live music returns to campus with COVID protocol-compliant performance
Students and faculty from Vanderbilt Blair School of Music and a Jewish studies class hosted a COVID protocol-compliant live music performance on April 8. Full story and video here.
Posted by kelnersj on April 12, 2021 in In the News, Media, arts, Covid-19, pedagogy
Foreign Tourists, Domestic Encounters: Human Rights Travel to Soviet Jewish Homes
2020. In Sune Bechmann Pedersen and Christian Noack, eds. Tourism and Travel during the Cold War: Negotiating Tourist Experiences across the Iron Curtain, London: Routledge. Circumventing the Soviet government’s travel bureau, Western organizations working for Soviet Jewish emigration rights collaborated with Jewish activists in the USSR to create an alternative tourist track that regularly opened…
Posted by kelnersj on December 23, 2019 in Articles, Research, social movements, Soviet Jewry Movement, tourism
À la rencontre des juifs de l’autre côté du rideau de fer : récits de voyage de juifs américains et représentation du judaïsme en Union soviétique
2019. “Encountering Jews on the other Side of the Iron Curtain: American Jewish Travel Writing and the Representation of Judaism in the Soviet Union”, in Andreas Nijenhuis-Bescher, Susanne Berthier-Foglar, Gilles Bertrand and Frédéric Meyer, eds., Frontières et altérité religieuse : La religion dans le récit de voyage [Boundaries and Religious Otherness : Religion in Travel Writing]….
Posted by kelnersj on December 22, 2019 in Articles, Research, Soviet Jewry Movement, tourism
Where is the Next Soviet Jewry Movement? How Identity Education Forgot the Lessons that Jewish Activism Taught
2019. In Jon Levisohn and Ari Y. Kelman, eds., Beyond Jewish Identity: Rethinking Concepts and Imagining Alternatives. Brighton, MA: Academic Studies Press. Pp. 193-215.
Posted by kelnersj on November 23, 2019 in Articles, Research, education, Soviet Jewry Movement
The American Soviet Jewry Movement’s ‘Uneventful’ 1968: Cold War Liberalism, Human Interest and the Politics of the Long Haul
2018. In American Jewish History 102(1), 5-35. How did the American campaign for Soviet Jews, a movement born in and of the 1960s, manage to pass the tumultuous 1968 in relative quiet? And what does this reveal about the movement itself, its relationship to the politics of the New Left, and the relationship between internal…
Posted by kelnersj on October 18, 2018 in Articles, Research, social movements, Soviet Jewry Movement
Veneration and Critique: Israel, the Sociology of American Judaism and the Problematics of Sovereignty
2016. In Jewish Studies Quarterly 23, 194–221. Both the erosion of state sovereignty and the conceptual reassessments that have emerged in response to this erosion provide the context for this consideration of American Jewish religious engagement with the State of Israel. Theorizations of sovereignty can be helpful for thinking about the relationship between American Judaism…
Posted by kelnersj on October 18, 2018 in Articles, Research, articles, diaspora, israel, religion
American Jewish Sociology
2014. In Oxford Bibliographies in Jewish Studies. Ed. David Biale. New York: Oxford University Press. This online annotated bibliography with hundreds of references surveys the broad scope of research in the sociology of American Jews. Chapter headings: Introduction General Overviews Critical Histories of the Field Readers Journals and Book Series Research Centers, Archives, and Repositories…
Posted by kelnersj on October 18, 2018 in Articles, Research, articles, bibliographies
Forgotten Lessons of Jewish Activism: How American Jews Mobilized to Fight for Human Rights in the USSR (and Saved American Jewry in the Process)
A lecture delivered to the Center for Jewish and Holocuast Studies at Youngstown State University in October 2017.
Posted by kelnersj on October 24, 2017 in Lectures and Podcasts, social movements, Soviet Jewry Movement
Drink Prey Lust
Wexner Foundation Blog, March 15, 2016. Purim is a festival of inversion, a time when the lowly are honored, the esteemed are mocked, the serious is parodied, and the forbidden is — for a moment — permissible. By turning things upside down for a day, Purim reaffirms what right-side-up should look like. It is only…
Posted by kelnersj on March 15, 2016 in Media, pedagogy, religion, ritual
The Soviet Jewry Movement
A podcast produced by the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan in March 2016.
Posted by kelnersj on March 7, 2016 in Lectures and Podcasts, social movements, Soviet Jewry Movement
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