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Sample Conference Abstracts

Below are conference abstracts submitted by AJS members for past AJS Conferences.

Individual Papers

Performance and Piety: Theaters and Synagogues in Later Rabbinic Culture
Jewish Attitudes towards the Polish Uprising of 1830-1831: A Panoramic View
Gentile Laws and Rabbinic Authority: A New Look at Gay Marriage in the Sifra

Graduate Student Lightning Submissions

Joyous Jews: Sukkot’s Rejoicing in Roman Palestine
Creating Postwar Jewish Identity on Stage: The Case of the Yiddish Theater of Warsaw
The Problem of Autonomy in Modern Jewish Political Thought: Concepts of Simon Dubnow and Yael Tamir

Digital Humanities

Digital Approaches to Teaching the Venice Ghetto as Global Paradigm: The Venice Ghetto Collaboration
Mordecai Marches to Manchuria
The House of Love and Prayer: A Radical Jewish Experiment in 1960s San Francisco


Wartime Lodz: Varying Perspectives of Jewish Leadership in the Lodz Ghetto
Curating the Modern Jewish Experience: Fragment, Evidence, Inventory


Jewish Models of Conflict Resolution
Modern Jewish Politics in the College Classroom