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Sephardi Mizrahi Studies Caucus Discussion List - October 21, Part One, 2001

Association for Jewish Studies Sephardi/Mizrahi Studies Caucus
Discussion List
Editor/Moderator: Aviva Ben-Ur
email: aben-ur@judnea.umass.edu
Week of Sunday, October 21, 2001 (4 Cheshvan 5762)
*Part 1*

Index:

1. Fourth Annual Sephardi/Mizrahi Studies Caucus: AJS 2001

2. Seeking "Out of Spain" Video (Zohar)

3. Seeking "Out of Spain" Video (Starr)

4. Seeking "Out of Spain" Video (Ovadiah)

5. Seeking "Out of Spain" Video (Ascher)

6. Recent Publication in Sephardic Studies: Jewish Costumes in the Ottoman
Empire (Simon)

7. Study: Jewish and African-American, Latino, Asian-American, Native
American, Sephardic, Mizrachi (Lin)

8. Anticipated Tenure-Track Faculty Position (Reguer)

9. Call for Papers: "Beyond Camps and Forced Labour: Current International
Research on Survivors of Nazi Persecution" (Steinert)
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1. Fourth Annual Sephardi/Mizrahi Studies Caucus: AJS 2001

I am pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Sephardi/Mizrahi Studies
Caucus, to be held at the Association for Jewish Studies 33rd annual
conference. The Caucus will meet as usual in the Monday lunch spot. The
location will be announced.

This year's AJS conference will be held at the Hilton Washington and
Towers in Washington, DC, from December 16–18, 2001.

This year's Caucus will be chaired and moderated by Professor Norman
Stillman of the University of Oklahoma. The theme will be announced.
Suggestions for themes are now being accepted.

Kosher lunch reservations may be made though me until November 23.
Please send your reservations to: aben-ur@judnea.umass.edu Be sure to
include your full name and affiliation. Information about payment will soon
follow.

We look forward to your attendance and participation.

Dr. Aviva Ben-Ur
Assistant Professor
Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies
Herter Hall, Box 33935
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-3935
(413) 577-0649
email: aben-ur@judnea.umass.edu
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2. Seeking "Out of Spain" Video (Zohar)

From: Zion Zohar, zohar@worldnet.att.net
Date: October 10, 2001

Dear Aviva,

Thank you for all the work that you are doing for the Sephardi/Mizrahi
Studies caucus and our list serve. It is vital for us to keep in touch and
much appreciation for your contribution.

Concerning your search for Pres. Navon's video "Out of Spain," it can be
purchased through a website called "http://yovel.org." It is four
videotapes and if I'm not mistaken, the cost is $90. As a matter a fact,
everyone in the Caucus should know about it and have at least one copy in
their library for use in classes and film festivals. It might be a good
idea to post a message on the next listserve about how to get it through
Yovel. Good luck.

Zohar

Dr. Zion Zohar
Director, Sephardic Studies Program
Florida International University
19531 NE 22nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33180
#305-933-3177
fx#305-932-7285
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3. Seeking "Out of Spain" Video (Starr)

From: Irene Starr, [email address removed 8/29/03 by request]
Date: October 11, 2001

The video is available from yovel.org in Hebrew, English, or Spanish. They
will send it as soon as I place the order. The contact information is:
Esther in the Ft. Lauderdale FL company:

Yovel.org
954-741-2115

-Irene Starr
Director
Foreign Language Resources Center
UMass, Amherst

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4. Seeking "Out of Spain" Video (Ovadiah)

From: Janice Ovadiah, Exective Director of Sephardic House
<sephardichouse@cjh.org>
Date: October 11, 2001

Yes Aviva,

We have the Navon video It is a set of 4 videos for $150 plus $10 postage
and handling.

Regards,
Janice
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5. Seeking "Out of Spain" Video (Ascher)

From: Gloria Ascher <gascher@tufts.edu>
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 11:25 AM

Dear Aviva,

To get Yitzhak Navon's video "Out of Spain," call his secretary, Denise, in
Jerusalem: 011-972-2-6236353, during their business hours. (They're 7 hours
ahead of us, I think).

Reushita buena, mazal bueno with your Film Festival!

Regards,
Gloria

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6. Recent Publication in Sephardic Studies: Jewish Costumes in the Ottoman
Empire (Simon)

From: Rachel Simon <rsimon@Princeton.EDU>
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2001 9:26 AM

Aviva:

This book might be of interest to some. It has many pictures and is
subdivided by region.

Osmanli'da Yahudi kiyafetleri = Jewish costumes in the Ottoman Empire /
[küratör, Silvyo Ovadya].[Turkey] : Gözlem, [1999?]

Rachel Simon
Princeton University

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7. Study: Jewish and African-American, Latino, Asian-American, Native
American, Sephardic, Mizrachi (Lin)

From: Patricia Lin, via the Princeton University Hillel list
Via: Rachel Simon <rsimon@Princeton.EDU>
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2001 9:26 AM

Dr. Patricia Lin, '91, is a research associate at the Institute for
Jewish and Community Research in San Francisco. The institute is
conducting a study on racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity in the Jewish
community which will result in several books. As part of the study, we are
collecting through surveys the experiences of individuals and families who
are Jewish and African-American, Latino, Asian-American, Native American,
Sephardic, Mizrachi, or mixed race or who are white and raising their mixed
race or adopted children of color as Jews. They would greatly benefit from
the experiences of any Princetonians (and their friends) who fit in the
above category. If you are interested, please contact
lin@jewishresearch.org.

Patricia Lin
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8. Anticipated Tenure-Track Faculty Position (Reguer)

From: Sara Reguer <SReguer@brooklyn.cuny.edu>
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2001 11:00 AM

Position: Assistant Professor
Department: Judaic Studies (Jewish Intellectual Life and Thought)
Responsibilities: The Dept of Jud St. seeks an Assistant Professor to teach
at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching participation in
religious studies program is expected, as is willingneww to participate in
departmental administrations. Active research and continuing publications
are preconditions for reappointment.

Qualification: PhD required. Preference will be given to a specialist in
Jewish thought and mysticism. Strong background in Judaic Studies is
essential. Candidates with publications are preferred; writing samples and
evidence of teaching excellence required.

Please send curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and writing
samples or research papers to:

Prof. Sara Reguer, Chaie
Department of Judaic Studies
Brooklyn College
Bedford and Avenue H
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Deadline: October 31, 2001

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9. Call for Papers: "Beyond Camps and Forced Labour: Current International
Research on Survivors of Nazi Persecution" (Steinert)

From: JDSteinert@t-online.de (J-D Steinert)
Via: HJ Newsletter Ed <hjnews@oise.utoronto.ca>
Subject: CFP: Beyond Camps and Forced Labour
Date: Sunday, October 14, 2001 8:27 AM

International multidisciplinary conference to be held at the Imperial War
Museum, London, on 29-31 January 2003.

Organised by the University of Wolverhampton, the University of North
London and the University of Essex. In association with the Imperial War
Museum (London), Zentrum fr Antisemitismusforschung at the Technische
Universitt Berlin, Institut fr Didaktik der Geschichte at the Westflische
Wilhelms-Universitt Mnster, Leo Baeck College (London), The Hidden Legacy
Foundation (London).

In recent years the volume of international research on survivors of Nazi
persecution has continually increased. At the same time there is growing
public interest in how survivors coped with their experiences and how they
were treated by post-war societies.

Researched topics are as varied as the academic disciplines involved -
often without taking much notice of each other. It therefore seems time to
take stock of current research and to open up new perspectives for future
work by bringing together scholars from various disciplines such as
history, sociology, psychology, political and social sciences.

We invite papers on all groups of survivors of Nazi persecution, be it for
racial, political, religious, or sexual reasons. Groups covered by the
conference will include - but not be limited to - Jews, Poles, Russians,
Ukrainians, Sinti and Roma, political prisoners, homosexuals, Jehovah's
Witnesses, prisoners of war, and the disabled.

All proposals which focus on any topic and theme on the "life after" are
welcome, ranging from the experience of liberation to the
transgenerational impact of persecution, individual and collective memory
and consciousness, and also including questions of theory and methodology.

It is intended to publish the conference proceedings.

Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words until 1 November 2001,
preferably by email (Word attachment) to: JDSteinert@t-online.de Postal
address: Dr Johannes-Dieter Steinert, University of Wolverhampton,
Division of History, Politics and International Studies, Dudley Campus,
Castle View, Dudley DY1 3HR, United Kingdom.

All proposals are subject to a review process.

A small fee will be charged for attending the conference. We hope to be
able to exempt speakers from this fee. Further information and
registration details will be made available by spring 2002.

Johannes-Dieter Steinert (University of Wolverhampton)
Inge Weber-Newth (University of North London)
Rainer Schulze (University of Essex)
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