Tauber News

Congratulations to this year's Tauber Institute Graduate Research Award recipients!

Maham Ayaz - "Development of Citizenship and Nationality in Israel, in Law and Society"

Yair Bar Zuri - "Micha Yosef Berdiczewsky, Yosef Chaim Brenner and Aharon David Gordon"

Benjamin Steiner - "Ketubot of the Bevis Marks Synagogue"

For more information, visit our Research Grants page.

New on the Bookshelf



American Jewish Thought Since 1934: Writings on Identity, Engagement and Belief 

David Ellenson and Michael Marmur, editors 

Anticipated Release Date: June 2020

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Hasidism: Writings on Devotion, Community, and Life in the Modern World 

Ariel Evan Mayse and Sam Berrin Shonkoff, editors

Anticipated Release Date: July 2020

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A Jewish Woman of Distinction: The Life and Diaries of Zinaida Poliakova

ChaeRan Y. Freeze; translated by Gregory L. Freeze

Available now!

Rare documents reveal how Jews successfully integrated into Russian aristocratic society

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Lost Library

Glikl: Memoirs 1691-1719

Annotated with an introduction by Chava Turniansky; English translation by Sara Friedman

Avaliable now!

An authoritative new translation, fully annotated to explicate Glikl’s life and times

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The next meeting of the Jewish Studies Colloquium, which was to feature Dagmar Herzog of the Graduate Center at CUNY presenting the paper "God's Disability: Confronting the 'Euthanasia' Murders" has been canceled. The colloquium provides a forum for graduate students and faculty from Brandeis University and academic institutions around the world to discuss their current research and works-in-progress. The forum engages a wide range of topics in Jewish studies from history and thought to political and national identity. 


The Tauber Institute is devoted to the study of modern European Jewish history, thought, culture and society. It has a special interest in studying the Holocaust and its aftermath within the context of modern European intellectual, political and social history. The institute is organized on a multidisciplinary basis with the participation of scholars in Jewish studies, history, philosophy, political science, sociology, literature and other disciplines. The institute was founded in 1980 as a result of a major benefaction by Dr. Laszlo N. Tauber and is named in honor of his parents.