JBuzz News January 17, 2013: Jeffrey Shoulson: Judaic Studies Expert Joins University of Connecticut Faculty

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Judaic Studies Expert Jeffrey Shoulson Joins UConn Faculty

Source: UConn Advance (blog), 1-17-13

That ambition is part of the overall approach to Judaic Studies at UConn, which grew last year not only with Shoulson’s appointment, but with the arrival of Professor Susan Einbinder from Hebrew Union College as well, joining Professor Stuart Miller…READ MORE

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JBuzz News November 23, 2012: Julien Bauer: Office of Canadian Pro-Israel Université du Québec à Montréal professor vandalized

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Office of Canadian Pro-Israel professor vandalized

Source: JTA, 11-23-12

A pro-Israel lecturer from Montreal found the words “Heil Israel” scrawled on his office door.

The paraphrased Nazi slogan was scrawled Tuesday on the door of the office of Julien Bauer, a political-science professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal, according to the Montreal Gazette….READ MORE

JBuzz News November 22, 2012: Julien Bauer: Canadian Montreal University Professor Target of anti-Semitic Vandalism

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Canadian Professor Target of anti-Semitic Vandalism

Source: Jewocity.com Blog (blog), 11-20-12

Canadian Professor Target of anti Semitic Vandalism Canadian Political Science Professor Julien Bauer was the target of anti-Semitic vandalism this week….READ MORE

JBuzz News July 18, 2012: Michael Brenner: Is Brit Ban The Gravest Threat to European Jews Since 1945?

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Is this the gravest threat to European Jews since 1945?

Source: Salon (blog), 7-18-12

For Michael Brenner, a professor of Jewish history and culture at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and himself the son of two Holocaust survivors, the decision is déja-vu all over again….READ MORE

Scotland: Top Jewish academics quit union in anti-Semitism row

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Source: Herald Scotland, 7-12-11

FOUR leading Jewish academics in Scotland have quit one of the largest UK lecturers’ unions over its stance on the definition of anti-Semitism.

The lecturers resigned from the 12,000-member University and College Union after it rejected the European Union Monitoring Centre’s working definition of anti-Semitism. The detailed guidance paper defines it as a hatred towards Jews and says the “rhetorical and physical manifestations” of anti-Semitism can also target the state of Israel….READ MORE

Professor Raphael Loewe: Scholar of Jewish Studies Dies at 92

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Professor Raphael Loewe, who died on May 27 aged 92, was an influential scholar of Jewish studies and a poet, as well as a translator of medieval Hebrew verse.

Source: Telegraph UK, 6-26-11

Professor Raphael Loewe

Professor Raphael Loewe Photo: DONALD VERRY

As such he was the fourth generation of his family to devote his life to Jewish scholarship and teaching. His great-grandfather, Louis Loewe (1809-80), was amanuensis and confidant to Sir Moses Montefiore during missions to support Jews in Damascus, Jassy (Romania) and Jerusalem, and translated Hebrew texts into English.

James Loewe, his grandfather, also translated Rabbinic texts and, as banker to the nascent Zionist movement, provided a London home for Theodor Herzl (who described him as “a better judge of a cigar than a Zionist”). Raphael’s father, Herbert Loewe (1882-1940), Reader in Rabbinics at Cambridge, edited A Rabbinic Anthology with Claude Montefiore and published on the history of Jews in medieval England….READ MORE