New Modern Judaism Professor Announcement

Judaic Studies is proud to announce that Dr. Gil Ribak from Oberlin College will be joining the Judaic Studies Faculty as the new Modern Judaism Professor.

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:44
Sharon Megdal Receives Women of Influence Lifetime Achievement Award

UA professor Sharon B. Megdal received this year's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 13th annual... Read more
Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:22

Former UA Scholar: Tut's Tomb Hidden Secrets?

King Tutankhamun's Tomb has Hidden Secrets?

A former UA Scholar named Nicholas Reeves believes that the Tomb of King Tutankhamun has some secrets.
Quite frankly, the Egyption Ministry of Antiquities agrees.

For the full article and photos on the conference, please click here.


Mon, 10/05/2015 - 10:12
Prof. Asher Susser's Recent Publications

Prof. Susser recently has published the articles:
"Jordan Facing Up to the ISIS Challenge: A Net Assessment" 
Including his section article "Wasfi al-Tall: An Iconic Incarnation of Jordanianism " in "The Individual in History; Essays in honor of Jehuda Reinharz"

... Read more
Thu, 10/01/2015 - 12:03

Dr. Beth Alpert Nakhai's Safety on Digs 2015 Survey

Beth Alpert Nakhai, Associate Professor of Judaic Studies, is hoping to improve safety for everyone on archaeological digs in the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean Basin. Nakhai is the head of the American Schools of Oriental Research’s Initiative on the Status of Women ( Read more
Tue, 09/29/2015 - 10:43

Celebrate Her for the Fruit of Her Hands: Studies in Honor of Carol L. Meyers

Dr. Beth Nakhai Publications 

Co-editor of Book & Author of Print Article:

Celebrate Her for the Fruit of Her Hands: Studies in Honor of Carol L. Meyers, with S. Ackerman and C. Carter. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.  2015
Dr. Beth Nakhai's Article... Read more
Wed, 09/23/2015 - 10:26

Prof. David Graizbord Recent Publication

Prof. David Graizbord recently published his article "Who and What was a Jew: Some Considerations for the Historical Study of new Christians." 

The present essay argues that studies of early modern Iberian societies have too often been insufficiently grounded in the study of pre-modern Jewish culture, and that consequently historical scholarship on judeoconversos has reproduced medieval Christian notions of Jewishness in addressing the key question of identity. The article... Read more
Wed, 09/23/2015 - 09:09

Sol Littman's Recent Activities

Here is an update on Sol Littman's recent activities in his own words:

Canada's National Archives in Ottawa holds some 71 boxes containing several hundred files of research material I collected over the years focused on Holocaust events and Nazi war criminals in a dozen European countries. On the advice of the archivists who systemized the material, the collection has been closed for 25 years and access is available only on my permission.

In the past year I... Read more
Wed, 05/13/2015 - 15:02

Proposed Israeli Basic Law : Old idea, new implications

Dr. Leonard Hammer's Israeli Human Rights lecture was featured in the Arizona Daily Star. To read the article click here.

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:19
The Smart One: A Grandfather's Tale

Ken Goodman has published a children's novel about his grandfather's family in Eastern Europe.  The book focuses on Jewish families fleeing persecution in Eastern Europe in the early 1900s.  His family lived in Vilnius and participated in the workers' resistance movement in Smorgon in 1905, which led to the decision to come to the United States. The story is told through the eyes of David, Ken's father, who was a child at that time.

Ken is doing a reading to celebrate the book's... Read more
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:47