The Occasional Papers Series was a project of the Center for Jewish Civilization running from 2004 through 2009.
The Occasional Papers are short publications that bring together scholars from different disciplines with policy leaders engaged in current affairs. The idea behind the series is a simple one: There are many authentically expert voices addressing important questions about how we might examine Judaism as both a religion and a civilization in dialogue with others. In these pages we examine not only questions of ethics, politics and international affairs, we also look at how the arts and sciences affect our understanding of Jewish civilization. These papers seek to promote a deeper awareness of how the faith and practices of the Jewish people contribute to--and are shaped by--the ideas and institutions around them.
Please explore the digital versions of these papers by following the links below. If you'd prefer a hard copy of any paper, please contact us with your request. Please be sure to specify which paper(s) you'd like to receive and please provide us with an address where it can be sent.
Occasional Papers on Literature and the Arts
Occasional Papers on Politics and International Affairs
"The World Moves On"; by Max M. Kampelman (fall 2007)
Occasional Papers on Jewish Civilization, Jewish Thought and Philosophy
"On Philo-Semitism"; by Jacques Berlinerblau (winter 2007)
"Who is an American Jew?"; by Michael Walzer (spring 2006)
"Jews and the American Left"; by Michael Kazin (spring 2006)
"How Jewish Was Leo Strauss?"; by Steven B. Smith (summer 2005)
Occasional Papers on Politics and Memory
Occasional Papers on Jewish Civilization, Israel and the Diaspora
"Memory, Tradition and Revival"; by Ori Z. Soltes (summer 2005)