Projects & Publications

Research & Other Projects

The Other Within

The Other Within is a BU Jewish studies faculty initiative that, initially supported by a grant from the Posen Foundation U.S. and administered by the College of Arts & Sciences Department of Religion.  The Other Within endeavors to uncover representations of otherness internal to Jewish history, beginning with three core courses: The Modern Jew, The Political Jew, and The Heretical Jew.

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Forum of Young Scholars on East European Jewry

The Fifth Session of the International Forum of Young Scholars on East European Jewry, organized with the cooperation of the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, will be held in Lviv, Ukraine this June.

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Shtetl Economic History Project

The goal of this project is to enhance the historical understanding of the shtetl (the small and mid-size Jewish communities of Eastern Europe). Thanks to a grant from the Louis Littauer Foundation over 3,500 documents have been transcribed into a database open to use by the scholarly community and general public.

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Project on Medicine and the Holocaust

The Project on Medicine and the Holocaust is a joint project of the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies and the Department of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights of the Boston University schools of Public Health and Medicine.

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Faculty Publications

Modern Judaism: A Journal of Jewish Ideas and Experience

Modern Judaism, edited by Steven Katz and published by Oxford University Press, provides a distinctive, interdisciplinary forum for discussion of the modern Jewish experience since the Haskalah, the Jewish Enlightenment.

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Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies Publication Series – New York University Press

The EWCJS sponsors a book series with New York University Press under the general editorship of the director of the EWCJS.

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Elie Wiesel Essays on Jewish, Literary, and Moral Perspectives – Indiana University Press

The the proceedings of a conference held at Boston University in honor of Professor Wiesel’s 80th birthday, directed by Professor Katz. The volume of essays was published with the generous support of the Mike Grossman Seminar Fund.

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