Posts Categorized: Faculty/Staff

Scholars Publish Jewish Enlightenment Book to Honor Moshe Pelli


September 29, 2017

Three scholars, namely Zev Garber, Lev Hakak, and Shmuel Katz have recently undertaken to edit a jubilee volume (Festschrift) in honor of Moshe Pelli, authority on the Hebrew Haskalah (the Jewish Enlightenment), as well as longtime Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Judaic Studies and the Abe and Tess Wise Endowed Professor of Judaic Studies at University of Central Florida. In order to bring this project to fruition, they contacted some twenty fellow scholars in the field of... Read More

New book by Prof. Moshe Pelli


October 14, 2016

Professor Moshe Pelli, former director of the UCF Judaic Studies, and Abe and Tess Wise Endowed Professor of Judaic Studies, has just published his new book by the Hebrew University’s Magnes Press in Jerusalem. The book is titled Kochvei Yitzhak, The Journal of the Haskalah in the Austro-Hungarian Empire (1845–1873). It is a monograph and an annotated, computerized index to the periodical that has been published for an extended period of 28 years, in 37 issues. This is the... Read More

Prof. Moshe Pelli Published A New Book: The Journals of the Haskalah In mid-Nineteenth Century


April 21, 2015

Hehalutz (1852-1889); Bikurim (1864-1865): Professor Moshe Pelli, Director of UCF Judaic Studies and Abe and Tess Wise Endowed Professor of Judaic Studies, has just published his new book by the Hebrew University’s Magnes Press in Jerusalem. This is the fifth book in the series of monographs and annotated indices on periodicals of the Hebrew Haskalah (Enlightenment). This 500-page book deals with two major Hebrew periodicals published in mid-nineteenth century: Hehalutz... Read More

Pelli Wins Judaica Bibliography Award


May 29, 2014

Moshe Pelli is the 2014 winner of the AJL Judaica Bibliography Award. The award, funded by Eric Chaim Kline of Los Angeles, was established to encourage the publication of outstanding Judaica bibliographies. The Association of Jewish Libraries honored Pelli for his recent book The Journals of the Haskalah (Hebrew Englightenment) from 1820 to 1845, which includes monographs and annotated indices to eight Hebrew periodicals published in Holland, Galicia, Germany and Lithuania in the 19th... Read More

Moshe Pelli Publishes New Book on Haskalah Judaism


August 22, 2013

Moshe Pelli, Abe and Tess Wise Endowed Professor of Judaic Studies and director of the UCF Interdisciplinary Program in Judaic Studies, has published his new book in Israel. Titled Atarah Leyoshnah: Restore Judaism to Its Pristine Splendor, the book deals with the struggle of the early Hebrew Maskilim (enlighteners) in Germany in the last quarter of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth century to rejuvenate and redefine Judaism to be what this writer terms “the Haskalah... Read More

Pelli releases Haskalah and Beyond


September 29, 2010

A new book by Moshe Pelli entitled Haskalah and Beyond: The Reception of the Hebrew Enlightenment and the Emergence of Haskalah Judaism is now available from University Press of America. The book deals with the Hebrew Haskalah (Enlightenment)—the literary, cultural, and social movement in the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe. It represents the emergence of modernism and perhaps the budding of some aspects of secularism in Jewish society, following the efforts of the Hebrew and Jewish... Read More

Hanson’s book traces the history of the family of Jesus


November 18, 2009

Kenneth Hanson's new book The Blood Kin of Jesus: James and the Lost Jewish Church from Council Oak Books traces the history of the family of Jesus following his death and the legacy of his family within Judaism. Using recent discoveries and original research, Hanson investigates the fate of Jesus's mother, brothers, sisters, and closest followers. According to Hanson, the Jerusalem Church led by his brother James spearheaded a powerful revival of devotion within Judaism, profoundly influencing... Read More

Moshe Pelli elected President of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in the USA


November 16, 2009

Moshe Pelli, Director of the UCF Judaic Studies Program and Abe and Tess Endowed Professor of Judaic Studies, was elected President of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in the U.S.A. The association, known by its acronym NAPH, is the professional organization of professors and instructors in colleges, universities and seminaries who specialize in Hebrew language, literature and culture of the ancient, medieval and modern periods, as well as professors of Judaic Studies in the... Read More

The Shadow of Death: Letters in Flame — A New Book by Prof. Moshe Pelli on Literature of the Holocaust


November 5, 2009

The Shadow of Death: Letters in Flames is the new book published recently by Prof. Moshe Pelli, Director of the UCF Judaic Studies Program. The book analyzes novels and stories pertaining to the Holocaust experience written by major Jewish and Israeli writers. It discusses critically works such as Eli Wiesel's Night, Primo Levi's Survival in Auschwitz, and Aharon Appelfeld's Badenheim 1939. The book is the culmination of many years of researching and teaching Holocaust literature and the... Read More

Kerem Hemed – Hochmat Israel as the New Yavneh — A New Book by Moshe Pelli on the Hebrew Journal Kerem Hemed


October 27, 2009

Magnes Publishing House of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem announced the publication of a monograph and an annotated index on the Haskalah periodical Kerem Hemed by Prof. Moshe Pelli, director of University of Central Florida Program of Judaic Studies and Abe and Tess Endowed Professor of Judaic Studies. It is Prof. Pelli's 13th research book, and the third in the series of books on the Hebrew periodicals of the Haskalah (Hebrew Enlightenment) in the 18th and 19th centuries. The book... Read More