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Mini Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat with Prof. Alan Mintz

Saturday, April 1, 2017 • 5 Nisan 5777

12:20 PM - 1:00 PMBJ Building - 270 West 89th Street

Prof. Alan Mintz will be the speaker at Darkhei Noam's Scholar-In-Residence Shabbat. He will speak at 12:20 pm, immediately following Tefillah and Kiddush. Prof. Mintz will also deliver a 4:00 pm Shabbat afternoon lecture at the home of Ittai Hershman and Linda Rich.

The topics:

Shabbat, 12:20 pm, immediately following Kiddush:

  • "The Late Agnon and the Reimagining of Polish Jewry"

Please see below: Reading Notes -  "The City in Its Fullness"


Shabbat afternoon, 4:00 pm lecture at the home of Ittai Hershman and Linda Rich:

  • "Counter History and Jewish-Gentile Relations"

Please see below: Reading Notes - "The Partners"

Alan Mintz is the Chana Kekst Professor of Hebrew Literature in the Department of Jewish Literature at The Jewish Theological Seminary. Dr. Mintz joined the JTS faculty in June 2001, after 10 years at Brandeis University as the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of Modern Hebrew Literature.

Dr. Mintz's current research centers on the late work of the Hebrew writer and Nobel laureate S. Y. Agnon (1887–1970).

Dr. Mintz's previous project focused on Hebrew literature in America and the history of the Hebraist movement during the first half of the twentieth century. His study of 12 Hebrew poets who wrote in America between the two world wars of the 20th century is Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry (Stanford University Press, 2011).

Among his numerous publications, Dr. Mintz is also the author of Popular Culture and the Shaping of Holocaust Memory in America (University of Washington Press, 2001) and Translating Israel: Contemporary Hebrew Literature and Its Reception in America (Syracuse University Press, 2001), and editor of Reading Hebrew Literature (Brandeis University Press/University Press of New England, 2002). His essays include "In the Seas of Youth: On Agnon's Bilvav Yamim"; "Knocking on Heaven's Gate: Hebrew Literature and Wisse's Canon"; and "Bialik's Sefer Ha'aggadah: Triumph or Tragedy?"

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Thank you to Ittai Hershman and Linda Rich for sponsoring the mini-Scholar in Residence with Prof. Mintz.

For your convenience and enjoyment see reading notes below:

Reading Notes - S.Y. Agnon " The City in Its Fullness"

Reading Notes - S.Y. Agnon "The Partners"

Reading Notes - S.Y. Agnon "The City in Its Fullness (Hebrew)

Reading Notes - S.Y. Agnon - "The Partners" (Hebrew)










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