The American Jewish Historical Society will be screening Carvalho’s Journey, which tells the story of Solomon Nunes Carvalho (1815-1897), an observant Sephardic Jew born in Charleston, South Carolina, and his life as a groundbreaking photographer, artist, and pioneer in American … Continue reading
National Geographic did a nice report on Jews in Bukhara today, “Bukhara Jews Thrive in New York but Are Almost Gone in Bukhara.” Thanks to Ron for the tip.
Please see here for the revised syllabus.
In class I mentioned an article by Haim Soloveitchik, “Rupture and Reconstruction.” It’s linked here. Soloveitchik considers the flattening of local tradition as a result of a more globalized Judaism, and the function of modernity and modern communication in this … Continue reading
Kirk Semple, “Questions of Size and Taste for Queens Houses,” NY Times, July 2008 Shira Schoenberg, “Not your Typical Hyphenated-American: Young Bukharian Jews Struggle with their American Jewish Identity,” PresentTenseMagazine.org, April 2006
…and on the first day, the class created word clouds. The task: free-associate with “Jewish” and “diaspora.” Results below. We’ll see what the cloud look like on the last day. and here are our clouds from the end of … Continue reading