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Judith Frishman

Professor emeritus Judaism

Name
Prof.dr. J. Frishman
Telephone
+31 71 527 2727
E-mail
j.frishman@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Judith Frishman is a professor of Judaism at the Leiden University Centre for the Study of Religion.

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The study of Jews and Judaism in modernity has increasingly engaged the interest of scholars over the past 50 years. My own fascination is with the effects of Enlightenment and modernity on Jewish identity, both collective and individual, in Western Europe. The link between the rise of nationalism and the majority religion in the 19th c. brought about a rethinking of what it meant to be Jewish. Having lost political autonomy yet accused of double loyalty, Jews sought to redefine themselves in terms of a religious denomination. How Jews then reformed and recast their religion, engaging in polemics with Christianity and the Christian majority has been the topic of much of my research. The parallels with the present debates concerning Islam and the integration of Muslims in Western Europe seem obvious, yet no one has as yet made a concerted effort to compare the integration of these two minority groups. This is then the challenge that I have set myself for the coming years.

Selected Publications

  • “Good Enough for the Goyim. Samuel Hirsch and Samuel Holdheim on the Relationship between Judaism and Christianity”, in M. Poorthuis, J. Schwartz and J. Turner (eds.), InteractionsBetween Judaism and Christianity in History, Religion, Art, and Literature (Jewish and Christian Perspectives Series 17, Leiden 2008) 271-287.
  • J. Frishman and G. Hellemans (eds.), Christendom en de Wereldreligies. Dialoog en confrontatie (Utrechtse Studies 12, Westervoort 2008).
  • “Joods-christelijke relaties na de Sjoa. Tussen wantrouwen, vertrouwen en hoop”, in J. Frishman and G. Hellemans (eds.), Christendom en de Wereldreligies. Dialoog en confrontatie (Utrechtse Studies 12, Westervoort 2008) 103-124.
  • J. Frishman and H. Berg (eds.), Dutch Jewry in a Cultural Maelstrom, 1880-1940 (Amsterdam 2007). “ De Vrijdagavond (1923-1931) as a mirror of Dutch Jewry in the Interbellum”, in J. Frishman and H. Berg (eds.), Dutch Jewry in a Cultural Maelstrom, 1880-1940 (Amsterdam 2007) 85-96.

Professor emeritus Judaism

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • LUCSoR
  • Davidsen M.A., Berger M.S., Jong A.F. de, Williams C.L., Boer E.M. de, Wall E.G.E. van der, Frishman J., Dessing N.M., Hofstee W. & Buisman J.W. (17 December 2015), Verplicht religiekunde voor alle scholieren. Reformatorisch Dagblad, Forum: 6-7.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Davidsen M.A., Berger M.S., Jong A.F. de, Williams C.L., Boer E.M de, Wall E.G.E. van der, Frishman J., Dessing N.M., Hofstee W. & Buisman J.W. (14 December 2015), Leidse Visie voor het Religieonderwijs. Leiden Religie Blog. Leiden: Universiteit Leiden [blog entry].other
  • Frishman J. (2013), On Religion, Humanity and Tolerance. Samuel Hirsch’s Addresses to the Freemasons Lodge in Luxemburg. In: Franz N., Lehners J.-P. (Eds.) Nationenbildung und Demokratie. Europäische Entwicklungen gesellschaftlicher Partizipation. Luxemburg-Studien no. 2 Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. 157-170.book chapter
  • Frishman J. (2013), The Pitfalls of Counter-Histories: Abraham Geiger and Samuel Hirsch on Rabbinic Judaism. In: Wiese Ch., Homolka W., Brechenmacher T. (Eds.) Jüdische Existenz in der Moderne. Abraham Geiger und die Wissenschaft des Judentums. Studia Judaica no. 57 Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter. 341-358.book chapter
  • Frishman J., Wertheim D.J., Haan I. de, Cahen J. & (Eds.) (2011), Borders and Boundaries In and Around Dutch Jewish History. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.editorship of book
  • Frishman J. (2011), ‘Zasebna vrsta ljudi’: neki pravni pogledi na polozaj zena u idovskom braku I razvodu. In: Radacic I., Pallua J. (Eds.) Ljudska Prava Žena. Biblioteka Zbornici no. 39 Zagreb: Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar. 45-57.book chapter
  • Frishman J. (16 March 2009), Revelation in Progress?! : Jews and Muslims Contending with Modernity (Inaugural address). Leiden: Universiteit Leiden.inaugural address
  • Frishman J. (2009), And Abraham had Faith. But in what? Ephrem and the Rabbis on Abraham and God’s Blessings. In: Spurling H., Grypeou E. (Eds.) The Exegetical Encounter between Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity. The Book of Genesis. Jewish and Christian Perspectives no. 18 Leiden: Brill. 163-180.book chapter
  • Frishman J. & Hellemans G. (Eds.) (2008), Christendom en de Wereldreligies. Dialoog en confrontatie Utrechtse Studies no. 12: Westervoort.editorship of book
  • Frishman J. (2008), Good Enough for the Goyim. Samuel Hirsch and Samuel Holdheim on the Relationship between Judaism and Christianity. In: Poorthuis M., Schwartz J., Turner J. (Eds.) Interactions Between Judaism and Christianity in History, Religion, Art, and Literature. Jewish and Christian Perspectives no. 17 Leiden: Brill. 271-287.book chapter
  • Frishman J. (2008), Joods-christelijke relaties na de Sjoa. Tussen wantrouwen, vertrouwen en hoop. In: Frishman J., Hellemans G. (Eds.) Christendom en de Wereldreligies. Dialoog en confrontatie. Utrechtse Studies no. 12: Westervoort. 103-124.book chapter
  • Frishman J. (2007), De Vrijdagavond (1923-1931) as a Mirror of Dutch Jewry in the Interbellum. In: Frishman J., Berg H. (Eds.) Dutch Jewry in a Cultural Maelstrom, 1880-1940. Amsterdam: Aksant. 85-96.book chapter
  • Frishman J. & Berg H. (Eds.) (2007), Dutch Jewry in a Cultural Maelstrom, 1880-1940. Amsterdam: Aksant.editorship of book
  • Frishman J. (2007), ‘For Better and for Worse’. De onopgeefbare verbondenheid van jodendom en christendom. In: Houtman A. (Ed.) De ander als geheim. Over mogelijkheden en grenzen van de joods-christelijke dialoog. Delft: Eburon. 87-98.book chapter
  • Frishman J. (2006), Who We Say We Are: Two Recent Dutch Liberal Prayer Books. In: Poorthuis M., Schwartz J. (Eds.) A Holy People? Jewish and Christian Perspectives on Religious Communal Identity. Jewish and Christian Perspectives no. 12 Leiden: Brill. 307-319.book chapter
  • Frishman J., Otten W. & Rouwhorst G. (Eds.) (2004), Religious Identity and the Problem of Historical Foundation Jewish and Christian Perspectives no. 8. Leiden: Brill.editorship of book
  • Frishman J. (2004), The Reform of Jewish Liturgy, or How the (Un)Traditional Becomes Traditional. 49-58.book chapter
  • Frishman J. (2004), True Mosaic Religion. Samuel Hirsch, Samuel Holdheim and the Reform of Judaism. In: J. Frishman, W. Otten & G. Rouwhorst (Eds.) Religious Identity and the Problem of Historical Foundation. The Foundational Character of Authoritative Sources in the History of Christianity and Judaism. Leiden: Brill. 195-222.book chapter
  • Frishman J. (2002), Dutch Jewish Ceremonial Art in Context. In: Presenting Jewish Ceremonical Art..book chapter
  • Frishman J. (2002), Why a Translation of the Bible Can't Be Authoritative: A Response to John Rogerson. In: Bible Translation on the Threshold of the Twenty-First Century. Authority, Reception, Culture and Religion. Sheffield: Sheffield.book chapter
  • Frishman J. (2000), Gelijke rechten voor de joden in Nederland. In: Frishman (Ed.) Godsdienstvrijheid en de religieuze identiteit van joden, christenen en moslims. Verwachting en realiteit. Kampen: kok.book chapter
  • Frishman J. (Ed.) (2000), Godsdienstvrijheid en de religieuze identiteit van joden, christenen en moslims. Verwachting en realiteit. Kampen: Kok.editorship of book
  • Frishman J. (2000), Is er een juiste liturgische context voor het Beklag Gods?. In: Het beklag Gods. Weesp.book chapter
  • Frishman J. (2000), Joodse studies: van de marge naar het centrum?. In: De toekomst van de joodse studies in Nederland.. Amsteredam.book chapter
  • Frishman J. (2000), Reconstructing a Usable Past. In: Upstream. Women, Religion and Power of Life (Interreligious Women's Summer School 1999). Driebergen.book chapter
  • Frishman J. (2000), The Fate of the Jewish Nation: Visions of the Jews in The Netherlands in the Nineteenth Century. In: Dutch Jews as Perceived by Themselves and by Other. Leiden: University press.book chapter
  • Frishman J. (2000), Wat heeft het christendom van het jodendom overgenomen? (Inaugural address). Utrecht: Katholieke Theologische Universiteit Utrecht.inaugural address
  • Frishman J. (2000), Why Jewish Women Can't Study Torah, Bulletin der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Judaistische Forschung, Beiheft zu Judaica 3.article in journal
  • Frishman J. (2000), Why Would a Man Want to be Anyone's Wife? A Response to Satlow. In: Henten J.W. (Ed.) Families and Family Relations as Respresented in Early Judaisms and Early Christianities: Texts and Fictions..book chapter
  • Frishman J. (1999), The Jews' Refusal to Believe. Nineteenth Century Dutch Polemics concerning the Jews and their Fate. In: Judaism from the Renaissance to Modern Times. Leiden: Brill.book chapter
  • Frishman J. (1999), Wat heeft het christendom van het jodendom overgenomen? Abraham Geiger en de geschiedschrijving van het rabbijns jodendom (Inaugural address). Utrecht: Katholieke Theologische Universiteit te Utrecht.inaugural address
  • Frishman J. (20 October 1997), Workshop with Andreas Burnier (Lecture). Leiden.other
  • Frishman J. (5 August 1997), Once There Was a King (Lecture). Amsterdam.other
  • Frishman J. (1 June 1997), H. Hijmans and M. Salvador. Two 19th c. Dutch Jewish Reactions to Mission (Lecture). University College, London.other
  • Frishman J. (23 February 1997), Berlin: the Cradle of Modern Movements in Jewish (Lecture). Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.other
  • Frishman J. (1 February 1997), Jewish Feminism (Lecture). Groningen.other
  • Frishman J. (30 January 1997), Dutch Jewish Reactions to Carl Schwartz and De Heraut (Lecture). Amsterdam.other
  • Frishman J. (1997), Dat hun geloof opregt gelove, hun keus de keus des harten zij. Leiden: Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden.book
  • Frishman J. & Rompay L. Van (Eds.) (1997), The Book of Genesis in Jewish and Oriental Christian Interpretation. A Collection of Essays. Leuven: Peeters.editorship of book
  • Frishman J. & Rompay L. Van (1997), The Book of Genesis in Jewish and Oriental Christian Interpretation. Leuven: Peeters.book
  • Frishman J. (1996), Bekeerlingen en missionarissen in de negentiende eeuw in Nederland [Converts and Missionaries in the Nineteenth Century in the Netherlands]. In: Kerkhistorische Studiën. Lustrumbundel S.S.S.. Leiden. 187-191.book chapter
  • Frishman J. (1996), Bekeerlingen en missionarissen in de negentiende eeuw in Nederland. In: Brons-Alberti C.E. (Ed.) Kerkhistorische Studien. Lustrumbundel S.S.S. 1996. Leiden: NN. 187-191.book chapter
  • Frishman J. (Ed.) (1996), Expectation and Confirmation. Two Hundred Years of Jewish Emancipation in the Netherlands. Amsterdam: NN.editorship of book
  • Frishman J., Herman S.A. & Offenberg A.K. (Eds.) (1996), Expectation and Confirmation. Two Hundred Years of Jewish Emancipation in the Netherlands, Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on the History and Culture of the Jew in the Netherlands. onbekend: Studia Rosenthaliana.editorship of book
  • Frishman J. (1996), Gij Vromen, zijt Nederlanders! Gij Onverschilligen, zijt Israelieten!. In: Berg H. (Ed.) Expectation and Conformation.Two Hundred Years of Jewish Emancipation in the Netherlands. Amsterdam: NN. 137-150.book chapter
  • Frishman J. (1996), "Gij, Vromen, zijt Nederlanders! Gij, Onverschillligen, zijt Israëlieten!" Religious Reform and Its Opponents in the Mid-Nineteenth Century in the Netherlands, Studia Rosenthaliana 30,1: 137-150.article in journal
  • Frishman J. (1996), Narsai's Christology According to His Homily On the Word Became Flesh, The Harp 8-9: 289-303.article in journal
  • Frishman J. (22 November 1995), "Gij vromen zijt Nederlanders; Gij Nederlanders zijt Israëlieten" [Thou Pious art Dutchmen; Thou Dutchmen art Israelites]. reactions to Religious Regorm in the Nineteenth Century in the Netherlands (Lecture). Amsterdam.other
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