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Volume 39, Issue 1

Special Issue: What’s Jewish about Death?

Guest Editors: Laura Limonic and Tahneer Oksman


Introduction: Contemplating Death
by Laura Limonic and Tahneer Oksman

I. Aninut

"Teach Your Daughters Wailing”: M. Mo’ed Katan 3:8–9 and the Gendering of Tannaitic Funeral Practice
by Gail Labovitz

Pre-Occupied
by Jeanne Heifetz

Review of Muslim Custodians of Jewish Spaces in Morocco by Cory Thomas Pechan Driver
by Laura Limonic


II. Avelut

Vigil
by Lise Saffran

Memories of Air, Light, and Matter
by Judy Goldhill

Review of Life Support: Invitation to Prayer by Judith Cohen Margolis
by Tahneer Oksman

Jerusalem
by Shelley Salamensky


III. Yahrzeit

Ritual of Memory
by Emily Steinberg

The Life and Death of 840 Yahrzeit Plaques
by Alanna Cooper


IV. Yizkor

Our Silent Inheritance: The Death and Life of Traumatic Memory
by Diana Epelbaum and Emilia Bush

Inheriting Ghosts in Latin American Jewish Literature: Forging Stories and Selves Out of Deathly Pasts in Sergio Chejfec and Eduardo Halfon
by by Charlotte Gartenberg

Leon Pinsker’s Ghosts
by David and Lilac Hadar

Zombies and Zionism: The Dead and the Undead in Israeli Horror Films
by Olga Gershenson


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