In summer, Jewish studies flowers in Eastern Europe

04.08.2011                      04.Aw-Elul, 5771

Jüdische Studientage:

In summer, Jewish studies flowers in Eastern Europe

Programs reflect remarkable resurgence of Jewish informal learning, academic studies that has occurred in Europe since fall of communism.

In Austria and Poland recently, I couldn't seem to get away from students, scholars and just plain interested folks who were taking or teaching summer programs in Jewish studies.
I myself spoke at a three-day "summer academy" in Vienna where more than 100 members of the general public turned up for lectures by international experts on Eastern European Jewish history….