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.


On Wednesday, June 5, the Tauber Institute presented "The Quest for Community: the Havurah Movement and its Impact on American Judaism," an event marking fifty years since the founding of Havurat Shalom in Somerville, Massachusetts. Featuring Arthur Green, Joseph Reimer, Aliza Arzt, Laura Bellows, Jonathan Sarna and Seth Winberg, the event also featured a display of artifacts from the Havurat Shalom Collection, courtesy of the Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections. 


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.