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The Times of Israel

Jewish Soft Power and Yom Kippur at the United Nations

September 17, 2021 Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Program and Center for Jewish Studies

The story of how the world organization pegged the Jewish fast day as a holiday embodies the long history of the ‘shtadlan’s’ behind-the-scenes diplomacy.

The Cundill History Prize 2021 Longlist Spotlight

September 15, 2021 Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Program and Center for Jewish Studies

Dear Palestine: A Social History of the 1948 War spotlighted on Cundill History Prize longlist.

The Forward

With These 3 Moves, Bennett Can Begin Repairing the U.S.-Israel Relationship

August 26, 2021 The Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies, Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Program and Center for Jewish Studies

Visiting Professor Scott Lasensky writes for The Forward.

Rachel Manekin Promoted to Full Professor

August 03, 2021 Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Program and Center for Jewish Studies

Professor Manekin's most recent book is about Jewish women runaways in Habsburg Galicia

Haaretz

'We Saw Jews With Hearts Like Germans': Moroccan Immigrants in Israel Warned Families Not to Follow

July 10, 2021 Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Program and Center for Jewish Studies

Thousands of letters written in the early years of the state by immigrant soldiers to their families in Morocco reveal a gloomy picture. Most wanted to go home

The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

מקוון | עיראק, גליציה ושאלת הפרובינציה

June 15, 2021 Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Program and Center for Jewish Studies

סדרת שיחות: יהודים והאימפריות: דמיון פוליטי בזמן הזה

The Elizabeth and Richard Dubin Family Lecture

June 10, 2021 College of Arts and Humanities, The Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies, Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Program and Center for Jewish Studies

Featuring David E. Sanger From The New York Times.

Middle East Institute

The Nascent Israeli Government: The Thread That Binds?

June 04, 2021 The Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies

There is only one thread holding together the unprecedentedly disparate parties that will establish and support the nascent Israeli government announced on the night of June 2, an hour before the midnight deadline.

Haaretz

Israel Spied on Mizrahi Jews, Then Tried to Hide It

May 27, 2021 Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Program and Center for Jewish Studies

Israel's security service tried to block the publication of classified materials with reports on surveillance, wiretapping and counter-operations against politically active Jews of North African and Middle Eastern origin

Haaretz

High Court Denies Petition Calling for Release of Israeli Secret Service Documents on Mizrahi Protests

April 07, 2021 Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Program and Center for Jewish Studies

Releasing such materials could reveal the Shin Bet's methods and potentially threat 'national security,' the court said