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Sephardi Mizrahi Studies Caucus Discussion List - October 20, 2003

Association for Jewish Studies Sephardi/Mizrahi Studies Caucus Discussion List
Editor/Moderator: Aviva Ben-Ur <aben-ur(at)judnea.umass.edu>
Week of Monday, October 20, 2003 (24 Tishrei 5764)

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Index

1. New Publication: *A Liter of Soup and Sixty Grams of Bread* (Bowman)

2. Query: Sephardic Caribbean Novel (Daccarett)

3. Query: The Jews of Sefwi Wiawso (Blumenfeld)

4. AAJR Post Doctoral Fellow (Scheindlin)

5. Query: Scholarly Journal Interested in Graduate Student Reviews (Ben-Ur)
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1. New Publication: *A Liter of Soup and Sixty Grams of Bread* (Bowman)

From: steven bowman <steven.bowma(at)uc.edu>
Date: Thursday, September 25, 2003 10:26 PM

Announcing a new volume in the Sephardi and Greek Holocaust Library.

Heinz Salvator Kounio, *A Liter of Soup and Sixty Grams of Bread. The Diary of prisoner number 109565.*

Adapted and translated by Marcia Haddad Ikonomopoulos.

Published for Sephardic House by Bloch Publishing Company, New York, 2003. 230pp.
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2. Query: Sephardic Caribbean Novel (Daccarett)

From: PaulaDacc(at)aol.com
Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2003 4:12 AM

Dear Prof.Ben-Ur:

Although the plot is centered in inland Medellin -and the characters are Ashkenazi- Flora's Suitcase (by Dalia Rabinovich) reflects the experience of an immigrant generation for whom the Caribbean (and its main fluvial artery) was the requisite point of entry into Colombia.

Regards
Paula Daccarett
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3. Query: The Jews of Sefwi Wiawso (Blumenfeld)

From: David Blumenfeld <david(at)blumenfeld.com>
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2003 5:25 AMBR

I'm a photojournalist based in Israel and spent some time in Ghana, West Africa last summer. During my trip, I spent a few weeks working on a project about the Jewish Community in Sefwi Wiawso, Ghana, and am now seeking any &quot;academic&quot; information that may have been written about their community, history, traditions. Has there been any &quot;academic&quot; research done on the community? Research papers, articles or books? I am especially interested in information about Aaron, the community leader, as well as their first &quot;contact&quot; with Jews from outside of Ghana. Please contact me if anyone has any info or contacts to: <david(at)blumenfeld.com>
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Thanks!
David Blumenfeld
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4. AAJR Post Doctoral Fellow (Scheindlin)
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 08:37:20 -0400
From: Ariella Brown <hjmod(at)oise.utoronto.ca>
Subject: FYI: Post-doctoral fellowship

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
The American Academy for Jewish Research invites applications for its annual post-doctoral fellowship. Graduate students in any field of Jewish Studies who will complete their dissertation by June 30, 2004 may apply, as may holders of the Ph.D. who were awarded the degree in the five preceding academic years and who do not hold an academic appointment. Fellowships are $30,000 per annum, with the possibility of a renewal for a second year, and support research and teaching at any major North American university or other academic institution with a Jewish Studies program under the supervision of a mentor within that institution.
In evaluating applications for the Post-Doctoral Fellowship,
consideration will be given to potential mutual benefit for both the fellow and the host institution. The host institution should be one at which the fellow will find resources that have not formerly been available to him, such as a mentor, other scholars, association with whom might potentially be fruitful for the fellow's academic development; archives or other research facilities. It should therefore not be the same institution from which the candidate received the Ph.D. The fellow will be responsible for teaching at least one course each semester.
Proposals should include:
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1. a curriculum vitae (in triplicate)

2. a dissertation abstract (in triplicate)

3. a research and teaching plan for the fellowship year, including the name of a senior scholar at theu proposed host insgtitution who would serve as sponsor. (in triplicate)

4. Three letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the proposed sponsor, stating in general terms the activities and
responsibilities of the candidate, should the fellowship be awarded.

Deadline for all materials, including recommendations: February 1, 2004.

The successful candidate will be notified by April 1.
All materials should be sent to: Prof. R.P. Scheindlin at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 3080u Broadway, New York,g NY 10027.

Questions should be addressed to Professor R. Scheindlin at
rascheindlin(at)jtsa.edu

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5. Query: Scholarly Journal Interested in Graduate Student Reviews (Ben-Ur)

A graduate student of mine specializing in Comparative Literature has written a superb literary/historical review of Achy Obejas's *Days of Awe*, a novel focusing on Cuban Americans and the Cuban Sephardic legacy (2001). Can readers recommend a scholarly journal of Jewish or Hispanic Studies interested in considering this review for publication? *Shofar* has informed me that it has already published a review of Obejas's novel.

Thank you in advance.

Aviva Ben-Ur

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