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University of Cambridge on EAJS 2014, Paris

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Cambridge scholars, mostly members of the Forum, took active part in the EAJS Congress 2014. They delivered papers, chaired panels and sessions, helped with organizing the panels, and participated in various congress events.  

The keynote lecture "The Reception of Biblical Hebrew in the Middle Ages" was given by Geoffrey Khan and Ben Outhwaite. 

The following papers were delivered (in order of the programme): 

Geoffrey Khan
Title: The Jewish Neo-Aramaic Dialects

Rachel Adelstein
Title: Feminine Overtures: Jewish Women Musicians Encountering Non-Jewish Society

Stefan Goltzberg
Title: Literal Meaning in Talmud Literature

Stefan Reif
Title: Attitudes to non-Jews reflected in Liturgical Texts from the Genizah and from other Manuscript Codices

Samuel Blapp
Title: The Diversity of the So-called Non-standard Tiberian Vocalisation Tradition of Biblical Hebrew

Julia Krivoruchko
Title: Hebrew/Aramaic Component in Secret Languages: the Case of Greek

Nicholas de Lange
Title: The Greek Bible in the Early Byzantine Synagogue: Justinian’s Novella 146 Reconsidered

Julia Krivoruchko
Title: Studying Hebrew Bible in the Fourteenth-Century Byzantium: New manuscript Evidence

Martin Borysek
Title: Jewish Self-Government and Mechanisms of Power of the Jewish Authorities in Venetian Crete as Documented in Takkanot Kandiyah

Geoffrey Khan
Title: Parallels between Medieval Jewish and Muslim Treatises on the Recitation of Scripture

David Pruwer
Title: Alexander Altmann and the Construction of an Orthodox Jewish Theology

Daniel H. Weiss
Title: Formal Multiplicity and Conceptual Unity in Jewish Theology

The Closing Ceremony of the Congress was chaired by Nicholas de Lange

Last but not the least, the list of Cambridge alumni among the Congress's attendees and organizers is too long to be mentioned here. It will not be an exaggeration to say that the European Congress of Jewish Studies 2014 owes its success to the joint effort of all the above.


Research and teaching in the field of Jewish Studies take place in a variety of faculties and departments across the University of Cambridge. The Cambridge Forum for Jewish Studies is an initiative whose objective is to join up this activity and communicate the range of expertise and wealth of research in the field that currently exists in the university. The Forum meets once a term to exchange information and ideas. It is hoped that it will encourage wider participation and a variety of perspectives.

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