Publication Date: January 2006
Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2006, pp.20-21.
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Higher Education; Judaic Studies; Publications; Jewish identification
Coverage: United States United States
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.