Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Why Israeli politics is so bad

Because everyone is related. Including this distinguished Genizah scholar. He doesn't seem to have a website with his articles (which have been reduced to less than a trickle in recent years), but these scholars do:
David Assaf
Yehudah Liebes
Chaim Simons (not as well known, and the header of his webpage tells you a lot, but his articles in Sinai are sometimes important)

I list these because they have been gracious enough to provide the public with some of their academic writings in full text. I hope more academics follow suit.

Now I notice that Ben-Sasson is dealing with the tension between politics and study in a lecture at Penn: "Pietism and Politics – Can They Go Together? The Medieval Egyptian Sufi Case"
The answer, presumably, is yes, since the pietistic Maimonides family held control of Egyptian Jewry for several generations.

7 Comments:

Blogger Menachem Mendel said...

I think that one of the most comprehensive sites by any scholar of Jewish studies is that of Meir Bar-Ilan.

2:51 AM  
Anonymous andy said...

Thank you. It would certainly be useful to have a complete (as possible) list of scholars whose articles are available. Incidentally, do you know if there are plans to print S.Abramson's collected articles?

1:02 AM  
Blogger DafKesher said...

speaking of collected articles, It would be much better to scan, upload and index them all. Also with E.S. Rosenthal.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Menachem Butler said...

I think that one of the most comprehensive sites by any scholar of Jewish studies is that of Professor Menachem Friedman of Bar Ilan University. See http://www.biu.ac.il/SOC/so/mfriedman.html

6:37 PM  
Anonymous andy said...

menachem butler- if I can only make one trip to the SOY Seforim Sale, when is the best time to go?

9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

www.dovidkatz.net has alot.

11:17 AM  
Blogger Ha-historion said...

That link didn't work. Which scholar are you referring to?

6:58 AM  

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