The Unparalleled Memoirs of a Jewish Businesswoman from the Age of Louis XIV

Dec. 16 2019

A businesswoman, philanthropist, daughter of a prominent Jewish family, the wife (sequentially) of two wealthy men influential in German and French Jewish communal affairs, and the mother of fourteen children, Glikl of Hameln (1645–1724) was also the author of a remarkable Yiddish memoir. Chava Turniansky, who has edited a new English translation of this work, notes that although Glikl carefully composed it for posterity, she did not give it a title, or, as was the convention then, identify its genre:

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More about: French Jewry, German Jewry, Jewish literature, Memoir

Qatar’s Unreported Donations to American Universities May Feed Campus Anti-Zionism

Feb. 25 2020

On February 12, the Department of Education announced that it suspects Harvard and Yale of failing to report millions of dollars received from China, Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and elsewhere. The department has also accused several other schools of similar violations, and one professor has been arrested in the course of the investigation. Meanwhile, the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy has for years been researching Middle Eastern countries’ donations to American institutions of higher education, and believes there is a connection between these donations, especially those from Qatar, and campus anti-Semitism:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Israel on campus, Qatar, University