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Singing fetuses? Dancing Hasids? Rapping doctors? A sneak peek at the 36th annual Association for Jewish Studies meeting.

Stephen Vider
December 17, 2004

Scholars and students are in Chicago this weekend for the annual meeting of the Association for Jewish Studies. On the agenda are hundreds of panels and presentations on a dizzying array of subjects that straddle disciplines, continents, and eras. We skimmed the robust conference program for enticing titles and then asked a selection of speakers about the topics closest to their hearts.

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