Publications resulting from our grants

Аарон Штейнберг. Проза философа. Составитель, автор вступительной статьи и комментариев: Нелли Портнова. Мюнхен: ImWerden-Verlag. 2014. 303 стр.

 

Aaron Steinberg. Philosopher's  Prose. Compiled and annotated by Nelli Portnova. Munich: ImWarden-Verlag. 2014. 303 pp (in Russian).

 

Философ и общественный деятель Аарон Захарович Штейнберг (1891—1975) известен своими воспоминаниями о культурной жизни русской интеллигенции послереволюционных лет («Литературный архипелаг»). Но одаренный художественным талантом столь же ярко, как и аналитическими способностями, Штейнберг рвался сочинять прозу и пьесы всю жизнь, считая, однако, писательство несовместимым со статусом философа-мыслителя. Ситуация изменилась в 60-е гг., когда настала пора подводить итоги. В настоящий сборник вошли сохранившиеся в личном архиве Штейнберга произведения разных лет, написанные по-русски, по-английски, на иврите и на идише. Литературные опыты А. Штейнберга: все его очерки-портреты о современниках, остающихся верными себе, воспоминания о прошлом, совершающемся как бы сейчас, выпавшие из дневников и ставшие рассказами фрагменты, — составляют не только органическую часть его философского наследия, но и выглядят оригинальным явлением в контексте европейского и русского экзистенциализма ХХ века.

 

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רפי צירקין-סדן. אותיות יהודיות בספרות פושקין: יצירתו של יוסף חיים ברנר וזיקתה לספרות ולמחשבה הרוסית. ירושלים: מוסד ביאליק, 2013.

 

Rafi Tsirkin-Sadan.Jewish Letters at the Pushkin Library.
Yossef Haim Brenner's Thought and its Connection to Russian Literature and Thought. Jerusalem: Bialik Institute, 2013 (in Hebrew)

 

 

 

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Tsirkin-Sadan, Rafi. Tolstoy, Zionism and the Hebrew Culture. Tolstoy Studies Journal, vol. XXIV (2012). Tolstoy Society.

 

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Rafi Tsirkin-Sadan

Rabin Postdoctoral Fellow

Institute for Israel & Jewish Studies, Columbia University

tsrafi@gmail.com

 

Rafi Tsirkin-Sadan has received his PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2010. His research interests include Hebrew literature, Russian literature and intellectual history, literature and migration, literature and history. Rafi is the author of two books Y.H. Brenner and Russian Literature (Bialik Institute), and Nihilism in Russian Literature (Van Leer/Hakibutz Hameuhad), both of which will be published in 2013.

 

 

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Lipphardt, Anna. VILNE – Die Juden aus Vilnius nach dem Holocaust. Eine Transnationale Beziehungsgeschichte. Schöningh: Paderborn, 2010.

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Dr. Anna Lipphardt is a faculty member of the Institute for Cultural Anthropology/Folkloristics at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. Her research focuses on migration and mobilities studies, spatial theory, urban anthropology and history, and Eastern European Jewish history.

 

 

 

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Peters, Benjamin. "Normalizing Soviet Cybernetics." Information & Culture: A Journal of History 47, no. 2 (2012): 145-175.

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Klibansky, Ben-Tsiyon. "The Lithuanian Yeshivot in Eastern Europe Between the Two World Wars." PhD diss., Tel-Aviv University, 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book cover, Guy Miron Miron, Guy. The Waning of the Emancipation, Jewish History, Memory, and the Rise of Fascism in Germany, France, and Hungary. Wayne State  UP, Detroit, 2011 (Hebrew Version published in: Zalman Shazar Center, Jerusalem, 2011).

 

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Articles published with the support of the Nevzlin Center::

 

1. "A 'Useful Past' and the Crisis of the European Jews: Popular Jewish Historiography in Germany, France and Hungary in the 1930s", Iyunim Bitkumat Israel, Studies in Israeli and modern Jewish society, Vol. 18, 2008, pp. 307-339 (Hebrew)

 

An English version will appear in 2013 in an edited volume in Berghahn Press. Ezra Mendelssoh​n, ed., Culture & Catastrophe in Modern European History (working Title)

 

2. "Center or Frontier: Hungary and Its Jews, Between East and West", Journal of Levantine Studies, vol. 1, Summer 2011, pp. 67-91

 

 

Prof. Guy Miron is an Associate professor at Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem (From March 2009).

 

E-Mail: miron@schechter.ac.il  or miron_guy@hotmail.com

 

 

 

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Ury, Scott. Barricades and Banners:The Revolution of 1905 and the Transformation of Warsaw Jewry. Stanford University Press, 2012.
 

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Bartal Israel, Antony Polonsky & Scott Ury, eds. Jews and Their Neighbours in Eastern Europe since 1750. Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, vol. 24 (2012).

 

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Dr. Scott Ury is a Senior Lecturer in Tel Aviv University's Department of Jewish History where he also serves as Head of the Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism.  His research focuses on Jewish and East European histories and cultures in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with a focus on social and political histories as well as inter-group relations and questions of national identity.
During the 2003-2004 academic year Dr. Ury was a member of the Nevzlin Center Research Group on Empires and Nations which was led by the late Prof. Jonathan Frankel, Dr. Michael Silber and Prof. Steven Aschheim.  In 2006 he received a research fellowship from the Nevzlin Center and in 2007 he was awarded a prize by the Nevzlin Center for his doctorate on the Jews of Warsaw and the Revolution of 1905. 
In 2009-2010, Dr. Ury was the coordinator of the Nevzlin Center's research project on Jewish migration.
 

 

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שומסקי, דימיטרי. בין פראג לירושלים: ציונות פראג ורעיון המדינה הדו-לאומית בארץ-ישראל.  ירושלים: מרכז זלמן שזר ומכון לאו בק, 2010.

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Dr. Dimitry Shumsky is a lecturer in Israel Studies, the history of Zionism and Modern Nationalism at the Department of the History of the Jewish People and Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 

 

 

 

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בסוק, עידו (מחבר, מבוא, הקדמות), נוברשטרן אברהם (עורך). עלילות נעורים: אוטוביוגרפיות של בני נוער יהודים מפולין בין שתי מלחמות העולם.הוצאת בית שלום עליכם, מרכז זלמן שזר ואוניברסיטת תל אביב. תשע"ב 2011.

 

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בסוק, עידו. על גבול עולמות - החינוך בפולין בין שתי מלחמות העולם בעיני צעירים יהודים לאור אוטוביוגרפיות מאוסף ייווא. ייצא בהוצאת מרכז שזר - במהלך 2013.

 

Bassok, Ido.Jewish Youth Movements in Poland between the Two World Wars as Successors of the community organization and its Cultural Legacy. Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, vol. 27, 2014. Oxford: Littman.

 

Dr. Ido Bassok 

2010 - PhD, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Humanities, Institute of Contemporary Jewry: Aspects of Education of Jewish Youth in Poland between the World Wars in Light of Autobiographies by Jewish Youth from the YIVO Collection.
2010-2011 - Post-Doctorate (Lady Davies Fellowship): A Biography of the Hebrew Poet Shaul Tchernichowsky (1875-1943).

2011 – 2012 – Visiting Researcher, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

E-mail: idob10@netvision.net.il

 

 

 

Sicher, Efraim. Babel in Context: A Study in Cultural Identity. Academic Studies Press, Boston, 2012

 

Isaak Babel (1894-1940) is arguably one of the greatest modern short story writers of the early twentieth century. This is the first book in English to study the intertextuality of Babel’s work. It looks at Babel’s cultural identity as a case study in the contradictions and tensions of literary influence, personal loyalties, and ideological constraint. The complex and often ambivalent relations between the two cultures inevitably raise controversial issues that touch on the reception of Babel and other Jewish intellectuals in Russian literature, as well as the “Jewishness” of their work.

 

Efraim Sicher  (PhD Oxford University) is a full professor at Ben-Gurion University, where he teaches comparative literature. He has published a study of Isaac Babel’s prose style, Style and Structure in the Prose of Isaak Babel (Slavica, 1986), has edited two volumes of Babel’s stories in Russian and one in English, and has edited the complete works of Babel in Hebrew. He has also published numerous books and articles in Russian and comparative literature and is well known in the field of modern Jewish culture.

 

 

 

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לווין, זאב. מפריחי הערבה הרעבה: השלטון הקומוניסטי ויהודי אוזבקיסטן. ירושלים: יד יצחק בן צבי, 2012.

 

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Book cover, Arkady Zeltser Зельцер, Аркадий. Евреи Советской провинции: Витебск и местечки 1917 - 1941. Москва. Росспэн. 2006. 477 с. 
Zeltser, Arkadi.The Jews of the Soviet Provinces: Vitebsk and the Shtetls 1917 - 1941. Moscow, ROSSPEN, 2006, 477 p. (in Russian)
 
The book focuses on the modernization of the Jews population of the former "Pale of Settlement." The author examines the changes that have occurred with the provincial Jewish population in political, social and economic spheres as well as  national policy towards Jews. The book touches upon the problems of inter-ethnic relations, Jewish religious life, and Jewish education in Yiddish. The research is based upon new archival materials and newspapers.
 
 
 
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Levin, Vladimir. “Jewish Politics in the Russian Empire during the Period of Reaction, 1907-1914.” (in Hebrew). Ph.D. diss., the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2007.

 

לוין, ולדימיר. "הפוליטיקה היהודית באימפריה הרוסית בעידן הריאקציה, 1907 - 1914". עבודת דוקטורט. האוניברסיטה העברית, 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vaturi, Anat. "Voivodes and Their Office as Agents of Law in Christian-Jewish Coexistence. The Example of Early Modern Cracow" in: Religion in the Mirror of Law: Eastern European Perspectives from the Early Modern Period till 1939 (Series Studien zur europäischen Rechtsgeschichte) ed. Y. Kleinmann et als. Klostermann Publishing House, Frankfurt am Main;

(forthcoming at the beginning of 2013).

 

 

Anat Vaturi is a PhD Candidate at the Tel Aviv University. Her research interests include Early Modern History, History of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Interreligious Dialogue and Polish Jewish history.

 

 

 

זלקין, מרדכי. "'עיר של תורה' - תורה ולימודה במרחב העירוני הליטאי במאה התשע-עשרה". בתוך עמנואל אטקס (עורך), ישיבות ובתי מדרשות (עמ' 131-160). ירושלים: מרכז זלמן שזר לתולדות ישראל.

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זלקין, מרדכי. "יהדות אופאטוב והתמורות במעמדה של העלית בקהילה היהדות בווילנה במאה הי"ט". בתוך: ציון, שנה ע, (תשס"ה), עמ' 41 - 72.

 

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זלקין, מרדכי. "חקלאות וחקלאים במרחב התרבות היהודית-הליטאית". בתוך: ציון, שנה עז (תשע"ב), עמ' 529 - 553.

 

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Prof. Mordechai Zalkin is an associate professor of modern Jewish history at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. His special fields of interest are the social and economic history of the Jews in Eastern Europe, mainly in Lithuania, and the history of Jewish education in Eastern Europe.

 

 

 

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Goldin, Semion.  "Russian Jewry under Tsarist Military Rule during Word War I." (in Russian). PhD diss., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2005.

 

 

Dr. Semion Goldin is a Senior Research Fellow  both at the Nevzlin Center and Chais Center for Jewish Studies in Russian in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research interests include Modern East-European and Russian history, especially the development of the "Jewish question" in the turn of the 19-20 cc. During the 2003-2004 academic year, Dr. Goldin was a member of the Nevzlin Center Research Group on Empires and Nations.  Dr. Goldin joined the Nevzlin Center's staff in 2008 in his capacity as Senior Research Fellow.

 

 

 

 

 

Константинов, Вячеслав. Еврейское население бывшего СССР в ХХ веке: социально-демографический анализ. Иерусалим, 2007.

(Konstantinov, Viacheslav. Jewish population of the Former Soviet Union in 20th Century. Jerusalem, 2007. In Russian).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Константинов, Вячеслав. 20 лет Большой Алии: статистический анализ перемен. Иерусалим, 2013.

(Konstantinov, Viacheslav. 20 Years of the Great Aliya: A Statistical Analysis of Changes. Jerusalem, 2013, in Russian)

 

Dr. Viacheslav Konstantinov

Born in 1958. Married. In 1980 graduated with excellence from the University of Economy and Finance in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Department of Statistics.

In 1990 immigrated to Israel. From 1995 – researcher of Myers JDC Brookdale Institute. In 2005 submitted Ph.D. thesis (in Hebrew) about educational and professional structure of Jews in the FSU in historical perspective.

Author of the books “Jewish Population of the Former Soviet Union in 20th Century” and "20 Years of the Great Aliya: A Statistical Analysis of Changes" (in Russian) and number of articles about Jewish population of FSU and immigration to Israel.

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vkonst7@gmail.com

viaches@jdc.org.il

 

 

Kalik, Judith. Scepter of Judah. Jewish Autonomy in the Eighteenth-Century Crown Poland (Studia Judaeoslavica 2, ed. A. Kulik), Brill, Leiden-Boston, 2009, 404 pp. (English).

Polish-Lithuanian Jewry was the center of the early modern Jewish world, and the most outstanding symbol of its glory was the famous Jewish autonomy. In spite of the considerable attention that scholars have paid to the Council of the Four Lands, surprisingly little information was available from the Jewish autonomous institutions in the Polish-Lituanian Commonwealth. This changed, however, with the discovery of the complete corpus of Jewish poll-tax lists from 1717-1764. The present book is based upon the analysis of these new sources which supply a diachronic dimension, about half a century in duration, to systematic data about the Jewish population in Poland. It provides the full statistical information in the form of tables and is supplemented with a series of maps.

 

Dr. Judith Kalik

PhD (1998) in History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Judith Kalik is currently a Memorial Foundation of Jewish Culture Fellow and an Adjunct Lecturer at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She has been awarded multiple grants and fellowships and has been selected a Nathan Rothenstreich, J.L. Talmon, Rothschild (Yad Hanadiv), Baron Ginzburg, Vidal Sassoun, and Leonid Nevzlin Fellow. She is acknowledged for her multiple publications and conference presentations covering the relations between Judaism and Catholicism in Early Modern Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Her monograph The Polish Nobility and the Jews in the Dietine Legislation of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, was published in 1997 in Jerusalem (in Hebrew).

 

 

Ilia M. Rodov, The Torah Ark in Renaissance Poland: A Jewish Revival of Classical Antiquity (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2013)

 

The volume explores the stone carved shrines for the scrolls of the Mosaic Law from the mid-sixteenth to the mid-seventeenth century synagogues in the former Polish Kingdom. Created on the margin of mainstream art and at a crossroad of diverse cultures, artistic traditions, aesthetic attitudes and languages, these indoor architectural structures have hitherto not been the subject of a monographic study. Revisiting and integrating multiple sources, the author re-evaluates the relationship of the Jewish culture in Renaissance Poland with the medieval Jewish heritage, sepulchral art of the Polish court and nobles, and earlier adaptations of the Christian revival of classical antiquity by Italian Jews. The book uncovers the evolution of artistic patronage, aesthetics, expressions of identities, and emerging visions among a religious minority on the cusp of the modern age.

 

Dr. Ilia Rodov is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Jewish Art at Bar-Ilan University and Editor of Ars Judaica: The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art. In 2004, his PhD Thesis, "The Development of Medieval and Renaissance Sculptural Decoration in Ashkenazi Synagogues from Worms to the Cracow Area," was awarded the L. Nevzlin Prize for an Outstanding Research of the Culture of East-European Jewry.

 

Dr. Ilia Rodov is the author of many works on European synagogue art, focusing on the history, patronage, and meanings of synagogue paintings, sculptures, architectural decoration, and furniture design. His recent publications in the field include:

Synagogue Paintings: A European Tradition in Israel (Catalogue of exhibition; Ramat Gan, 2011) (Hebrew).

“Tower-Like Torah Arks, the Tower of Strength and the Architecture of the Messianic Temple,” Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 73 (2010), 65–98.

"Ars brevis, vita longa: On Preservation of Synagogue Art," Studia Hebraica 9–10 (2009–10), 91–111.

“The King of the King of Kings: Images of Rulership in Late Medieval and Early Modern Christian Art and Synagogue Design” in Marcel Poorthuis and Joshua Schwartz (eds), Between Syncretism and Independence: Interaction between Judaism and Christianity in History, Religion, Art, and Literature (Jewish and Christian Perspectives, 17), (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2009), 457–75, plates 17-34.

“The Marvelous Garden: On the Poetics of Vegetal Ornamentation in European Synagogues and Its Origins,” in Timorah: Articles on Jewish Art (Ramat Gan, 2006), 111–32 (Hebrew).

“Dragons: A Symbol of Evil in Synagogue Decoration?” Ars Judaica, 1 (2005), 63–84.

 “The Eagle, Its Twin Heads and Many Faces: Synagogue Chandeliers Surmounted by Double-headed Eagles,” Jewish Ceremonial Objects in Transcultural Context (Studia Rosenthaliana, 37, 2004), pp. 77–129.

 

 

Ela Bauer , Kochanka, niania czy służąca: dysputa o jidysz w żydowsko-polskim środowisku fin

de sièclu, in Aliny Molisak i Zuzanny Kołodziejskiej (Ed.)  Żydowski Polak, polski Żyd  Problem tożsamości w literaturze polsko-żydowskiej, Warszawa 2011, 102 -112.

 

Ela Bauer, ' The Ideological Roots of the Polish Jewish Intelligentsia', Polin 24,  2011, 95-112.  

 

Ela Bauer, ‘Jewish Scholar Meets German Scientist; How Eastern European Society Came to Know Alexander von Humboldt’, Arnon Soffer, Jacob O Maos, Ronit Cohen – Seffer, Cultural Landscape Patterns, July 2011, 47-63. (In Hebrew).

 

Ela Bauer, ‘The Jewish Intelligentsia in Warsaw and its Tasks’, Pinkan, Annual of the Culture  and History of the European Jews, Vol, III 2010, 90-108.  

 

Ela Bauer 'Jan Gottlieb Bloch: Polish Cosmopolitism versus Jewish Universalism', European Review of History, Volume 17 Issue 3, June 2010, 414-429.

 

Ela Bauer, ‘From the Salon to the Street; Jewish Assemblies in Warsaw in the Last Decades of the Nineteenth Century’, Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook December 2008, 143-159.  

 

Dr. Ela Bauer is a  chair of the Department of Communication & Film in Seminar Kibbutzim College and a lecturer in Jewish History Department at Haifa University. Her academic research centers on the intellectual and cultural life of Polish Jewry.