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Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher(s): Association for Jewish Studies; Association for Jewish Studies

Author(s): Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert; Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert

Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2006, pp.20-21.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Education (Colleges and universities)
Education (Curriculum)

Keywords: Higher Education; Judaic Studies; Publications; Jewish identification

Type: Other

Coverage: United States United States

Abstract:

Responding to a series of articles in which Judaic Studies professors discuss their respective Jewish studies undergraduate programs, the author asserts that the story of the academic field of Jewish studies is a success story. The author identifies two topics for which further exploration is needed: the interdisciplinary nature of Judaic studies, and the question of how dependant the field is on the Jewish identities and commitments of its students and practitioners.