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Sephardi Mizrahi Studies Caucus Discussion List - Week of September 12, 2004

 

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Editor/Moderator: Aviva Ben-Ur <aben-ur(at)judnea.umass.edu>

Week of Sunday, September 12, 2004 (26 Elul 5764)

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Index:

1.  Call for Papers: Yemenite Jewish Women (Greniman)

2.  Conference: Social and Cultural Life in Salonica Through Judeo-Spanish Texts (hjnews)

3.  New Publication: *El gizado sefaradí* (Zalaya)

4.  Fellowship: Koret Foundation Young Writer on Jewish Themes Award (Singer)

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1.  Call for Papers: Yemenite Jewish Women (Greniman)

From: Deborah Greniman <mailto:dvorahg(at)ZAHAV.NET.IL> 

via: Susan Shapiro <shapiro(at)judnea.umass.edu>

Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2004 4:59 AM

Subject: [L-AJSWC] Call for Papers: Yemenite Jewish women

CALL FOR PAPERS: Yemenite Jewish Women

The Jewish women of Yemen faced a major sociocultural transition upon their exodus from the pre-modern Yemenite world. Women in Yemen were, on the whole, illiterate and confined to extremely time-consuming traditional roles in the private domain. Life in their new places of residence, whether in Israel, England, or New York, demanded quick adaptation and initially involved harsh conditions and menial work. Yet the Yemenite Jewish community has been remarkably successful in adapting to the conditions of its host societies; its integration with largely Ashkenazi elites provides a unique test case for studying the impact of migration and multicultural relations in the modern Jewish world. Many of its members, both male and female, have risen to influential positions in their new environs and have made signal achievements in fields ranging from education, social activism, art, dance, and music to scholarship and religious scholarship. The Yemenite case is distinctive in the extent to which women as well as men have participated in these attainments. For example, R. Yosef Kafah, a leading Maimonidean scholar, and his wife, Bracha Kafah, who heads a vast charity organization and has traveled worldwide at the request of the Israeli government to accompany cultural exhibits, both received the Israel Prize (in different years) for their major contributions to society; no other married couple in Israeli history has achieved this honor.

Issue no. 11 of Nashim will be devoted to Yemenite Jewish women: their migrations and integration into their new communities; their cultural contributions and activities in the present and the recent past; and their history in Yemen and outside. We also invite contributions on gender relations within the Yemenite community and in its negotiations with host societies. Submissions in all disciplines, including literature and the arts, are encouraged. The issue‚s consulting editor is Nitza Druyan of Hofstra University.

Please send proposals for submissions to the Managing Editor of Nashim by February 1, 2005, by e-mail (preferably) to nashim(at)schechter.ac.il; by mail to Nashim, The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, POB 16080, Jerusalem 91160; or by fax to +972-2-6790840. Final date for submission of articles: May 1, 2005. All scholarly articles will be subject to academic review. Academic Editor of Nashim: Renee Levine Melammed.

Nashim is published jointly by the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, and Indiana University Press.

Deborah Greniman

Tel./faxmodem (+972 2) 6716096 (h); 054 4317651 (mobile)

dvorahg(at)zahav.net.il

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2.  Conference: Social and Cultural Life in Salonica Through Judeo-Spanish Texts (hjnews)

Via: HJ Newsletter <hjnews(at)oise.utoronto.ca>

Date: Monday, August 23, 2004 9:24 PM

Social and Cultural Life in Salonica Through Judeo-Spanish Texts

LA VIDA SOCIAL Y CULTURAL EN SALONICA A TRAVES LOS TEXTOS JUDEO-ESPAGNOLES

October 17 & 18, 2004

"Morning Session Welcome"

David Saltiel - President of the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki

Juan Ramon Martinez Salazar - Ambassador of Spain in Greece

Rena Molho - Coordinator of Conference

THE JUDEO-SPANISH LANGUAGE

Chairman: Elena Romero

Laura Minervini, Italy.

El desarrollo del judeo-espagnol en Salfinica en el siglo XVI.

Georg Bossong, Switzerland.

El judeo-espagnol de Salfinica, un Crisol lingü#8250;stico.

David Bunis, Israel.

On the Judezmo Movement in Salonika.

Discussion

Coffee Break

TRADITION AND POETRY

Chairman: Samuel Armistead

Alisa Ginio, Israel.

Rabbinical Attitude towards Portuguese Anusim Immigrating to Salonika, as Reflected in a Responsum of Rabbi Yosef ben David eben Lev (Salonika, 16th Century).

Jacob Hassán, Spain.

La tradicifin editorial de Salfinica en las coplas de Purim.

Elena Romero, Spain.

Más poemas sobre Salonica.

Discussion

Lunch Break

Evening Session

ORAL TRADITION

Chairman: Alisa Ginio

Anna Angelopoulos, Greece & France.

Magic Fairy-Tales and Jewish Jokes.

José Manuel Pedrosa, Spain.

Los cuentos de Yoh·: tradicion de Salonica, tradicion mediterranea,

tradicion medio-oriental.

Tamar Alexander, Israel.

Oral Narratives from Saloniki - Expressions of Social and Economic Gaps.

Discussion

Dinner

Morning Session

PUBLISHED AND UNPUBLISHED TEXTS

Chairman: Dov Cohen

Beatrice Schmid, Switzerland.

A proposito de «Hanukãa y Noel» i otros textos publikados en la prensa judeoespanola de Salfinica con ocasifin de una fiesta.

Dora Mancheva, Bulgaria.

El nombre de la Macedonia.

Eliezer Papo, Israel.

La agada de la Flecha, a Judeo-Spanish Anti-Establishment Pamphlet Written in the Form of Parody on Passover Haggadah from 1936 Thessaloniki.

Discussion

Coffee Break

Chairman: Georg Bossong

Dov Cohen, Israel.

Traducciones del grego al judeo-espagnol aldjamiado, publicadas en Salonica.

Julie Scolnik, Spain.

Detective Novels in Judeo-Spanish Published In Salonika.

Izo Abram, Greece & France.

Official and Private Judeo-Spanish Texts in Solitreo.

Discussion

Lunch Break

Evening Session

FOLK SONGS

Chairman: Jacob Hassãan

Hilary Pomeroy, Britain.

Evolution and Transformation in the Sephardic Ballad Tradition.

Samuel Armistead, U.S.A.

Judeo-Spanish Ballad Studies: Some Recent Discoveries.

Paloma Dãaz-Mas, Spain.

Vida cotidiana, sociedad y mentalidades en el romancero sefardi de Salonica.

Discussion

Gala Dinner

Participants

Izo Abram

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France

Tamar Alexander

Moshe David Gaon Center for Ladino Studies, Ben Gurion University of the

Negev, Israel

Anna Angelopoulos

Paris 3, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France

Samuel Armistead

Department of Spanish, University of California Davis, U.S.A.

Georg Bossong

University of Zurich, Switzerland

David Bunis

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Dov Cohen

Instituto para la Bibliografia Hebraica, Biblioteca del Instituto Ben-Zvi,

Jerusalem, Israel

Paloma Dãaz-Mas

Departamento de Literatura, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones

Cientificas,

Madrid, Spain

Alisa Ginio

Department of History, Faculty of Humanities, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Jacob Hassan

Departamento de Estudios Hebraicos y Sefardies, Instituto de Filologia,

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid, Spain

Dora Mancheva

Filologias Iberorromances, Universidad de Sofia San Clemente de Ojrid,

Bulgaria

Laura Minervini

Dipartimento di Filologia Moderna, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy

Rena Molho

Panteion University

Eliezer Papo

Moshe David Gaon Center for Ladino Culture, Ben Gurion University of the

Negev, Israel

José Manuel Pedrosa

University of Alcal·, Madrid, Spain

Hilary Pomeroy

Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University College London, Britain

Elena Romero

Departamento de Estudios Hebraicos y Sefard#8250;es, Instituto de

Filolog#8250;a, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid,

Spain

Beatrice Schmid

Universitat Basel, Switzerland

Julie Scolnik

Departamento de Estudios Hebraicos y Sefardies, Instituto de Filologia,

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid, Spain

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3.  New Publication: *El gizado sefaradí* (Zalaya)

From: LIBROS CERTEZA <mailto:certeza(at)certeza.com>

Via: Mario E. Cohen <cohenme(at)fibertel.com.ar>

Sent: Wednesday, September 8, 2004 8:29 AM

Les participamos nuestra alegría porque ha visto la luz la nueva edición corregida de

El gizado sefaradí : Rechetas de komidas Sefaradís de la revista kulturala djudeo-espanyola AKI YERUSHALAYIM

En safardí, o Ladino

Redaksion:

        Quintana Rodríguez, Aldina

        Shaul, Moshe

        Ovadia, Zelda

ISBN 84-88793-50-2, 188 págs., 24x17 cm., rústica, ilustrado color,   25,00 €

    Un cordial saludo,

J.Vicente Zalaya

LIBROS CERTEZA

Editorial, distribución y librería especializada

Parque, 41 -  50007 ZARAGOZA  (España)

Tfno. (34) 976 272907 - Fax (34) 976 251880

E-mail: certeza(at)certeza.com

www.certeza.com

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4.  Fellowship: Koret Foundation Young Writer on Jewish Themes Award (Singer)

From: Stephanie Singer <ssinger(at)koretfoundation.org>

Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2004 8:14 PM

The Koret Foundation invites applications for the 3rd annual Koret Young Writer on Jewish Themes Award. One writer whose work contains Jewish themes will be awarded $25,000 and will spend three months in residence at Stanford University. The residency allows time for writing, participating in and/or leading workshops on campus and within the Bay Area community; and the option of designing and teaching a course at Stanford. The winner will be honored at the 7th annual Koret Jewish Book Awards ceremony on April 11, 2005. 

Applicants must be 40 years or younger and have published no more than one book at the time of application. This award is for fiction, non-fiction, or poetry.   The application deadline is November 15, 2004.   Details regarding the application process are available at www.koretfoundation.org

Stephanie Singer

Program Manager

Koret Jewish Book Awards

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