The Scroll

The Official Blog of the Taube Center for Jewish Studies

The latest in news, reviews and insights from Jewish Studies at Stanford

Welcome to “The Scroll”—the official blog of the Taube Center for Jewish Studies.

The goal of the blog is to provide students, faculty and members of the Stanford community with timely information about the center’s activities and programs, to highlight the research of our faculty and the accomplishments of our students, and to share information about educational and scholarly opportunities.

Now and then, we might also throw in some general news of relevance to Jewish Studies, invite a post from a special guest, or feature links to new scholarship, student work, or events in the community that we think will be of interest to you.

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"Dan Pagis: Erasing the Self" at the 2016 NAPH International Conference in Providence, RI

Friday, July 8, 2016

Jewish Studies & Comparative Literature graduate student Shoshana Olidort attended the 2016  National Association of Professors of Hebrew International Conference on Hebrew Language, Literature and Culture was held at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. Shoshana...

"Not on the same page: When parents disagree about Jewish education" at the Annual Conference of the AJS

Monday, January 11, 2016

Jewish Studies & Education graduate student Ilana Horwitz attended the 47th annual conference of the Association for Jewihs Studies in Boston, MA. As part of a panel about the role of parents and grandparents in Jewish education, she presented her paper on  "Not on the same...

47th Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies, in Boston, MA

Friday, December 18, 2015

Jewish Studies & Sociology graduate student Adam Horowitz attended the 47th annual conference of the Association for Jewihs Studies in Boston, MA. On Monday, December 14, he presented his paper on  "Obviousness: Conversion, Passing, and the Surprising Benefit of Phenotypic...

Keret's Happy Campers: Etgar Keret and the Fate of Israeli Culture in the World Today

Monday, November 30, 2015

Jewish Studies & Comparative Literature graduate student Shoshana Olidort attended the two-day conference at the University of Chicago from October 14-16, 2015. Co-sponsored by the Heksherim Institute for Israeli Literature and Culture at Ben Gurion University in the Negev and...

"Between Healing, Justice and Politics: Palestinians' Compensation Claims against Israel" at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting

Monday, June 1, 2015

Jewish Studies & Law School graduate student Gilat Bachar attended the Law and Society Association (LSA) Annual meeting in Seattle, WA on May 28-31, 2015. LSA is an interdisciplinary scholarly orgranization committed to social scientific, interpretive, and historical analyses of law across...

Announcing the Winners of the First Annual Short Story Contest

Monday, June 9, 2014

Congratulations to the winners of the first undergraduate Short Story Contest sponsored by the Taube Center for Jewish Studies.

Grand Prize Winner:

A Man Without a Watch ...

"Mahjong and the Reshaping of American Domesticity" at the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Jewish Studies graduate student Annelise Heinz attended the Berkshire Conference on the History Women, held in Toronto May 22-25, 2014. The Berkshire Conference is a seminal event for historians of women and gender. It is held once every three years and is a key opportunity to contribute to and...

Tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at SUNY Buffalo for our very own graduate student Noam Pines

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Congratulations to Noam Pines!

Comparative Literature and Jewish Studies PhD student Noam Pines has accepted a tenure-track position as an Assistant...

From Generation to Generation: The Genetics of Jewish Populations

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Just published! Special issue on the Genetics of Jewish Populations in the International Journal of Population Genetics and Anthropology, building upon a Stanford course jointly held in Biology & Jewish Studies in Fall 2012.

Read the introduction by Stanford biology Prof. Noah...

Undergraduate Short Story Contest

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Ready... Set... Write!

photo of posterUndergraduate SHORT STORY Contest

The Taube Center for Jewish Studies invites all Stanford undergraduate...

Koret Summer Fellowship in the Jewish Community for Undergraduates and Graduating Seniors

Monday, January 27, 2014

Developed in collaboration with the Haas Center for Public Service, and sponsored by the Koret Foundation, this service learning program sponsors up to three fellows who will receive a base stipend of $4,000 during their nine-week summer experience to support projects that aim to address a...