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Between Scholarship and Politics: Modern Jewish Studies and the Forgotten Abraham S. Yahuda (1877-1951)

  • 617 Kent Hall, Columbia University 1140 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

Join Columbia University's Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies and Fordham University's Jewish Studies Program for a lecture in the Emerging Voices in Jewish Studies Series, Between Scholarship and Politics: Modern Jewish Studies and the Forgotten Abraham S. Yahuda (1877-1951) with Allyson Gonzalez, Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University, and Emerging Voices in Jewish Studies Award-Winner. 

In the midst of WWI, the Orientalist Abraham S. Yahuda (1877-1951) served as the first chair of Rabbinic Language and Literature at the University of Madrid, Spain’s flagship university. Born in Jerusalem to Baghdadi and German parents, and of distant Sephardi heritage, Yahuda held a chair in Jewish studies more than a decade before both Harry Wolfson (1925) and Salo W. Baron (1930). This talk asks how an important figure like Yahuda has been forgotten, and examines his participation in the complex political and academic worlds that surrounded him.

Date: Thursday, April 26

Time: 7:00pm

Location: 617 Kent Hall, Columbia University

RSVPs to iijs@columbia.edu are required by Monday, April 23.  Seating is on a first come, first served basis. 

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