Archive for October, 2011

New Books From our Faculty

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Beyond Expulsion :  Jews, Christians, and Reformation Strasbourg, by Debra Kaplan. Stanford University Press, 2011. This book represents a study of the Jewish influence in Strasbourg in the Middle Ages and the early modern era.   All Jews were expelled from Strasbourg in 1390, and were only readmitted in 1791. Yet the Jews retained an influence […]

Dead Sea Scrolls Live on the Web

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

The marriage of twenty-first century technology, the Israel Museum, Google, and philanthropist George Blumenthal has enabled access to the two thousand year old Dead Sea Scrolls to anyone with an internet connection.  Five of the scrolls are currently available at http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/ The Shrine of the Book, the inspiring home of the original Scrolls at the […]