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In: Constructing and Experiencing Jewish Identity
The Journal of the European Association for Jewish Studies (Formerly: EAJS Newsletter)
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The European Journal of Jewish Studies (EJJS) is the Journal of the European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS). Its main purpose is to publish high-quality research articles, essays and shorter contributions on all aspects of Jewish Studies. Submissions are all double blind peer-reviewed. Additionally, EJJS seeks to inform its readers on current developments in Jewish Studies: it carries comprehensive review-essays on specific topics, trends and debated questions, as well as regular book-reviews. A further section carries reports on conferences, symposia, and descriptions of research projects in every area of Jewish Studies.

The European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS), founded in 1981, is a professional association for scholars, teachers, and researchers in Jewish Studies at European institutions of Higher Education and Research, with the principal aim of advancing Jewish Studies in Europe. The EAJS aims to promote, support, and co-ordinate research and teaching of Jewish Studies at university level in Europe. Its activities include a quadrennial international Congress, held in various locations in Europe; an annual Colloquium; a website (www.eurojewishstudies.org) with online resources including a Directory of Jewish Studies in Europe, and a Funders Database; a Funding Information and Advisory Service (available to EAJS members); and publication of the European Journal of Jewish Studies.

The Executive Committee of the EAJS is currently composed as follows:
Prof. Edward Dąbrowa (Cracow), President
Dr. François Guesnet (London), Secretary
Dr. Michael Galas (Cracow), Treasurer
Dr. Javier Castaño (Madrid)
Prof. Martin Goodman (Oxford)
Prof. Elisabeth Hollender (Frankfurt)
Dr. Andreas Lehnardt (Mainz)
Prof. Judith Olszowy-Schlanger (Paris)
Dr. Pavel Sládek (Prague)

The administrative office of the EAJS is run by Dr. Garth Gilmour, and located at 109 Clarendon Institute Building, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HG, United Kingdom, tel: +44-1865-610433, email admin@eurojewishstudies.org. Membership is open to scholars and students in Jewish Studies from both inside and outside Europe; to apply for membership, please visit the website or contact Dr Gilmour.

Members of the EAJS may subscribe to the online-only version of EJJS at a special reduced rate. EAJS members should refer to the Members Area of the EAJS website for details of how to subscribe at the members’ rate.

For more information about the European Association for Jewish Studies, please visit www.eurojewishstudies.org.
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Classification is an inherent feature of all societies. The distinction between Jews and non-Jews has been a major theme of Western society for over two millennia. In the middle of the twentieth century, dire consequences were associated with being Jew ish. Even after the Shoah, the labelling of Jews as “other” continued. In this book, leading historians including Michael Brenner, Elisheva Carlebach and Michael Miller illuminate the meaning of Jewishness from pre-modern and early-modern times to the present day. Their studies offer new perspectives on constructing and experiencing Jewish identity.