Raucher, Michal

Shandler SquareJeffrey Shandler, chair of the Department of Jewish Studies, has been promoted to distinguished professor in recognition of his extraordinary scholarly achievements.

Shandler joined the Department of Jewish Studies in 2001, and has since played a vital role in the growth and development of the department, the Bildner Center, and the Littman Holocaust Resource Center. His breadth of research includes American and Eastern European Jewish culture, modern Yiddish culture, Holocaust remembrance, and the role that broadcasting, film, and other media play in modern Jewish life.

He is the author o fnumerous books, including While America Watches: Televising the Holocaust, Adventures in Yiddishland: Postvernacular Language and Culture,and Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age:Survivors’ Stories and New Media Practices.

Shandler has served as president of the Association for Jewish Studies, and he is also a fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research, the oldest organization of Jewish studies scholars in North America.

Faculty News

Professor Nancy Sinkoff's book, From Left to Right: Lucy S. Dawidowicz, the New York Intellectuals, and the Politics of Jewish History, is mentioned in Tablet Magazine. - Read article

Assistant Professor, Michal Raucher, receives AJS Women’s Caucus Cashmere Subvention Award for her book project Birthing Jewish Ethics: Reproduction and Ethics Amon Haredi Women in Jerusalem. This is the first time such additional awards have been given that recognize significant achievement and important scholarship.

Nancy Sinkoff's 2018 volume of Sara Levy's World: Gender, Judaism, and the Bach Tradition in Enlightenment Berlin, has been awarded the 2019 Book Prize from the Jewish Studies and Music Study Group of the American Musicological Society. - Rutgers, The Current

Assistant Professor, Michal Raucher, received a grant to attend the Teaching with Impact Workshop hosted by the Israel Institute this coming January - Read more

Review of Nancy Sinkoff's book, Sara Levy's World: Gender, Judaism, and the Bach Tradition in Enlightenment Berlin -  Read review

Azzan Yadin-Israel writes review in the Marginalia Review of Books, "St. Augustine's Jews and the Undeserving Poor" - Read now

Nancy Sinkoff's blogpost about Sara's Levy's World on the Digital Yiddish Theatre Project - Read More

Gary Rendsburg's new book, "How the Bible is Written" has just been published - Book Information

Paul Hanebrink's new book is reviewed by Christopher Browning - Read Review

Jewish History Matters podcast "Holocaust Memory and the Digital Age with Jeffrey Shandler" - Listen Now

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