Forum Response

Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher: Association for Jewish Studies; Association for Jewish Studies

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

Research Area: Culture and religion; Education

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

Type: Other

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.