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Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies Publications Journals

Edah VeLashon

Edah VeLashon was founded and originally edited by Prof. S. Morag z”l. Twenty-five volumes have appeared to date, in the framework of the Jewish Oral Traditions Research Project of the Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies. This Project was established to gather and study, by means of a recording archive, the rapidly-disappearing oral traditions preserved by various Jewish communities in reading the Bible, the Mishnah and other post-biblical literature.


Hispania Judaica Bulletin

An English language publication of the Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies issued in the framework of the “Hispania Judaica Project”, devoted entirely to the history, culture, thought, literature, art and languages of the Jews of the Iberian Peninsula.


International Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization


International Journal for Jewish Studies in Russian (Vestnik evreiskogo universiteta)

Vestnik evreiskogo universiteta [International Journal for Jewish Studies in Russian] - The leading academic journal in the Russian language (with English abstracts) dealing with the entire spectrum of Jewish studies. A joint publication of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Moscow State University and the S. Dubnov Advanced School for the Humanities in cooperation with the “Gishrey Tarbut” Association. The journal devotes its pages to original and translated articles by Russian, Israeli and other scholars on diverse subjects of Jewish history and culture as well as publication of historical documents. Vestnik provides an opportunity for doctoral students and young teachers at CJSC to publish their research.


Italia – Studi e ricerche sulla storia, la cultura, e la letteratura degli Ebrei d’Italia (Periodical for Research in the History, Culture and Literature of the Jews of Italy)

Italia, an annual publication containing articles in Hebrew, Italian, French and English, serves as a platform for scholars studying the various aspects of the history, culture and literature of the Jews of Italy throughout the ages. The editorial board encourages publication of inter-disciplinary studies which compare the cultural arena of the Jews to that of the “world at large”, hoping thereby to fortify the existing bridge between particular Jewish culture and Italian culture. The journal has received international acclaim.


Jerusalem Studies in Hebrew Literature

This is the principal publication of the Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies devoted to research into the literature of Israel over the ages. It views Hebrew literature as a cultural continuum beginning with the Bible, and its articles, in Hebrew, deal with all the branches of literature: Aggadic and Midrashic literature, the piut (liturgical poetry) and the secular poetry of the Middle Ages, prose of the Middle Ages and Hassidic literature, literature of the Enlightenment and Hebrew Literature of the last century. The journal devotes considerable space to the publication of new texts, as well as critical reviews and surveys of new research literature that has appeared in Israel and abroad.


Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Folklore

This is the only Hebrew journal dealing with the entire range of subjects in folklore and folk culture, and it has set the standard for academic research into folklore in Israel. The articles in Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Folklore deal, inter alia, with the theory of folklore, the folklore of ethnic groups in Israel, popular Jewish culture throughout the generations, folk literature, folk art, custom, belief, ethno-psychiatry, magic and the relationship between literature and folklore.


Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Thought

Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Thought is an academic journal of the Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies, devoted to the study of Jewish thought throughout the ages. In conjunction with the Gershom Scholem Center for Research in Kabbalah, the journal also publishes the proceedings of the International Congresses for the History of Jewish Mysticism in Memory of Gershom Scholem. These are bi-lingual volumes (Hebrew and English), and contain, inter alia, the proceedings of conferences devoted to the history of ancient Jewish mysticism, to the origins of Jewish mysticism in Europe, to the Zohar, to the Kabbalah of the Ari, to Sabbateanism and its history. Jubilee and memorial volumes are also published in the framework of this journal.


Jews in Eastern Europe and Russia


Language Studies

Language Studies comprises a series of studies on various aspects of the history and development of the Hebrew language and Hebrew grammar over the ages, from Biblical language to modern Hebrew. Except for the volumes devoted to a single subject, such as the state of research on the history of Hebrew grammatical thought in the Middle Ages (vol. 8), each volume contains studies which deal with the different subjects and the different periods of the Hebrew language. The journal is peer reviewed.


Massorot – Studies in Language Traditions and Jewish Languages

Massorot is a series of studies in the language traditions of Hebrew and Aramaic, as they find expression in the traditional reading of classical and liturgical Hebrew texts, in oral Jewish languages and in traditional reading of the translations of Hebrew and Aramaic texts. Massorot includes articles devoted to the Hebrew component in Jewish languages. The series is published by The Hebrew University Center for Jewish Languages and Literatures – Language Traditions Project.


Meghillot Journal

Meghillot was established in 2003 with the aim of providing a platform for Hebrew studies on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Conceived just after the final publication of the entire Scrolls corpus, the journal is designed to fill the lacuna in studies in this field in the Hebrew language. Its founding editors were Prof. Devorah Dimant (University of Haifa) and Prof. Moshe Bar-Asher (Hebrew University), whose appeal to publish the new journal met with a positive response from the Bialik Institute in Jerusalem. To date, nine issues have appeared, two of which are double volumes.
The majority of the articles published in Meghillot were initially presented as lectures in the annual Haifa workshops for the Dead Sea Scrolls, others being written independently and submitted to the editors. The journal covers a wide spectrum of subjects relating to the Scrolls and associated literature: editions of texts, commentaries, textual and linguistic analyses, theological and halakhic issues, and the occasional book review.
Starting from volume 10 (2013) the journal is published by cooperation of the University of Haifa (Faculty of Humanities) with the Orion Center for the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature (Hebrew University of Jerusalem). The editors are Jonathan Ben-Dov and Menahem Kister.


Shnaton – An Annual for Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Shnaton is an academic journal devoted to research of all aspects of the Bible and of the Ancient Near East relating to the Bible and the history of the Jewish People in ancient times. The contributors to Shnaton, which appears in Hebrew, represent the cream of Jewish scholarship in Israel and abroad. Readers are presented with original articles dealing with the entire range of topics currently under discussion in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern studies: texts and their interpretation, beliefs and opinions, history and historiography, religion and ritual, society and state and more. Shnaton contains articles, short commentaries and critical reviews, as well as surveys of new literature in the field. The first eleven volumes were edited by Professor Moshe Weinfeld.


Tarbiz – A Quarterly for Jewish Studies

Tarbiz is the only Hebrew academic journal that is devoted to the entire range of Jewish studies. Appearing quarterly, this journal is the principal forum for the expression of the most important developments in Jewish studies in our generation, and its contributors include the leading scholars in the various fields of Jewish studies in Israel and the world, as well as young scholars who are beginning to make their mark.

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