AJS, Ahmadinejad, and Me

By Richard Kalmin

Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), Fall 2010

The author describes his new book, Jewish Babylonia between Persia and Roman Palestine, whose aim is to understand the diverse cultural forces impinging on the rabbis who produced the Talmud Yerushalmi and Bavli. In order to do this, he read the Yerushalmi on the background of Roman culture and the Bavli on that of Persia. The book was named a Notable Selection by the Association for Jewish Studies Jordan Schnitzer Book Awards and "Best Book of the Year on Ancient Iran" by the Iranian Ministry of Culture. It is not often that Jews and Iranians agree on something these days, so perhaps this peculiar accord is a small sign that world peace is possible.

Topic: History, Publications, Community Relations, Jewish Text, Iran

Name of Publication: AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies

Editor: Bunzl, Matti , Havrelock, Rachel

Volume/Issue: Fall 2010

Page Number(s): 8-9

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Iran , United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Kalmin, Richard. AJS, Ahmadinejad, and Me. AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies. Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). Fall 2010: 8-9. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=11993


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