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Long before Isaac Kramnick joined the Cornell faculty, he was a foster child from a family grappling with poverty and mental illness.Read More
In recognition of his distinguished scholarly contributions to medieval studies, Brann will be inducted during the academy’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 25.Read More
Israeli archaeologist Mordechai Aviam and his colleagues made headlines by finding possible evidence, near the Sea of Galilee, of the house of St. Peter.Read More
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“These efforts recognize the critical questions Jewishness raises and its place as part of a shared heritage.”Read More
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Foster Child: A Midcentury Jewish American Boyhood
Edited by: Ross Brann
Occasional Publications of the Program of Jewish Studies and the Department of Near Eastern Studies #7, 2022