The Association for Jewish Studies is a learned society and professional organization whose mission is to advance research and teaching in Jewish Studies at colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning, and to foster greater understanding of Jewish Studies scholarship among the wider public.
With more than 1900 individual members and over 70 institutional members, the AJS provides an intellectual forum for university faculty, graduate students, independent scholars, museum and related professionals, and all those interested in the scholarly field of Jewish Studies.
With 1,200+ attendees, over 190 sessions, a major exhibit hall with leading publishers, cultural programming, and a conference-wide welcome reception and plenary, the AJS Conference is the largest annual gathering of Jewish Studies scholars in the world.
The AJS's publications are leading forums for exploring Jewish Studies scholarship and critical issues in methodology and pedagogy: its peer-reviewed scholarly journal AJS Review, its magazine AJS Perspectives, its e-newsletter AJS News, and its podcast Adventures in Jewish Studies.
As the largest learned society and professional association representing Jewish Studies scholars worldwide, AJS works with its members to offer an array of options for professional development.
The AJS's Public Programs include its Distinguished Lectureship Program, connecting you with distinguished lecturers in the field of Jewish Studies. Enrich your next program with one of over 300 lectures, which cover the breadth of Jewish history, religion, politics, and culture.
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From the Editors
The Jewish Hercules: How Sports Created Space for Hellenic Judaism in SalonicaMakena Mezistrano
Prophetic Protest in the Hebrew BibleMarian Kelsey
A Color-Blind Protest of Jewish Exceptionalism and Jim CrowWendy F. Soltz
White People’s Work, or What Jessica Krug Teaches Us about White Jewish AntiracismNaomi S. Taub
Alternative Rituals as ProtestLindsey Jackson
Early Rabbinic Reluctance to ProtestMatthew Goldstone
The 1943 Jewish March on Washington, through the Eyes of Its CriticsRafael Medoff
A Golem for Protest: Julie Weitz’s My GolemMelissa Melpignano
Uprising against Butchers!Julia Fermentto-Tzaisler
This Is Brazil: Jewish Protests under Democracy and DictatorshipMichael Rom
Allyship and Holding One’s Own Accountable: The New Jewish Labor MovementSusan R. Breitzer
Urgent Witness: Spaces of Belonging in Jewish ArgentinaNatasha Zaretsky
From Israel’s Black Panthers’ Protest to a Transnational MENA Jewish SolidarityAviad Moreno
Jewish Symbols in German Gangsta Rap: A Subtle Form of ProtestMax Tretter
The Ordeal of ScottsboroStephen
Reading Prophetic Protest without Anti-JudaismEthan Schwartz
Violence Justified: Resistance among the Hasmoneans and Hong KongersDr.
The Invisible MeḥiẓahJodi Eichler-Levine
A Protest Novel That Went UnheededJosh Lambert
When Your Book Is Protested: Lessons in Communal KnowingClaire Sufrin
A Protest against the JCC Conception of Jewish StudiesBenjamin Schreier
After the Pittsburgh Shooting: A Scholar Cries for JusticeRachel Kranson
Jacob Yasha Soffer