Dr. Gary P. Zola, editor, and Dr. Dana Herman, managing editor, are pleased to announce the publication of Vol. LXI, no. 1 (2009) of The American Jewish Archives Journal. Devoted to the topic of Reform Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls, the AJA Journal features a fascinating article by Cincinnati faculty member, Dr. Jason Kalman, on HUC-JIR’s involvement with Dead Sea Scroll scholarship and a documentary analysis of two sermons on the Dead Sea Scrolls by JIR alumnus Rabbi Harold I. Saperstein, introduced by HUC-JIR alumnus and principal of Leo Baeck College, Dr. Marc Saperstein, and annotated by Dr. Kalman. The issue also includes an interesting article on Reform Judaism’s reception of the Dead Sea Scrolls by University of Hartford professor, Richard A. Freund. The online version of the journal can be accessed at www.americanjewisharchives.org/journal. Hard copies will be mailed to subscribers by the beginning of August.
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