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.

The Tauber Institute Presents

Cultural Legacy

The Tauber Institute and Brandeis University Library present Saving Jewish Cultural Legacy: Libraries and Archives During and After WWII, a panel discussion on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 3:00pm in the Brandeis Library's Rapaporte Treasure Hall, featuring:

David Fishman: Jewish Theological Seminary | Author of The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis

Lisa Leff: American University & U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum | Author of The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust

Dan Rabinowitz: The Seforim Blog | Author of The Lost Library: The Legacy of Vilna’s Strashun Library in the Aftermath of the Holocaust

(Moderator) Sarah Shoemaker: Associate University Librarian for Archives & Special Collections, Brandeis University

A reception and book signing will follow. Program is free and open to the public. Click here to R.S.V.P.


michelsThe next meeting of the Jewish Studies Colloquium will be on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 with Tony Michels of the University of Wisconsin-Madison sharing his paper "The Crisis of the American Intellectual: Marxism, God, and Jewish Identity in the 1940s." Cosponsored by the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, the colloquium provides a critical forum for graduate students and faculty to present and discuss works-in-progress. The event will be held in Lown 315 at 12:20 pm. For the complete 2019 lineup, visit the colloquium page.


Brandeis Library of Modern Jewish Thought editors Eugene R. Sheppard and Samuel Moyn were interviewed on the podcast Jewish History Matters about the series, which most recently includes Modern French Jewish Thought: Writings on Religion and Politics edited by Sarah Hammerschlag, Jewish Legal Theories: Writings on State, Religion and Morality edited by Leora Batnitzky and Yonatan Brafman, and the forthcoming Spinoza's Challenge to Jewish Thought: Writings on His Life, Philosophy, and Legacy edited by Daniel B. Schwartz. Asked to describe the purpose of the library, Sheppard sees it as "...a quest for seeing what exactly are the contours of modern Jewish thought, [and] really pushing at those boundaries and different configurations." Listen to the full interview from Jewish History Matters and learn more about new and upcoming titles in the series.


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.