Jewish Studies Robust on U.S. College Campuses Amid Challenges

Largest turnout ever for 45th Association for Jewish Studies conference indicates thriving field, but scholars and students face budget cutbacks and increasingly scarce tenure track jobs.

BOSTON – A stapled list of “Rare and Special Judaica” titles from a New York bookstore which includes a 1914 musical arrangement for “A Mame iz der Bester Fraynd” , Yiddish for “Your Mother is Your Best Friend” lies amid scattered papers that include a postcard advertising lectures on the Third Post Holocaust Generation of Jews in Poland at the main annual gathering of...