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.
Published periodically, these newsletters have featured profiles, interviews, event information and interesting information about the Program for Jewish Civilization. These are available for download.