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Issue 2, Number 6 (2022) Fall 2022
Thank you for choosing to read our journal, Kedma. Kedma was founded on Penn’s campus in 2005 and last published in 2013 before the Spring 2018 semester when it was revived. The COVID-19 pandemic impact brought the editing team on a path of success, with the team graduating mid pandemic. Luckily, Professor Heather Sharkey, who continues to be an outstanding mentor, helped initiate Kedma’s revival. Sophomores Sam Finkelstein and Harry Kilberg, along with help from the Jewish Studies Program and other mentors, have helped to once again revive the journal.We now have the opportunity to publish the work of undergrads across campus on a variety of topics, from commentary on Jewish religious practices to modern-day Israeli culture. We are excited to see Kedma continue to grow for our fourth issue and are ecstatic about the material you are about to read.
Among this content is an essay presenting the challenges of designing a common curriculum amongst Israeli Jews and Arabs, and a paper analyzing the Bosnian Civil War through the lens of the Holocaust. This variety of content demonstrates the skills and interests of our diverse community at Penn. There is something in this journal for everyone, so please dig in, engage with the content, and let your friends or us know what you think. If you find a topic or idea missing, please let us know. We would love to publish your submissions too to better fulfill our mission of including as many views as we can. Happy reading!
Sam Finkelstein and Harry Kilberg
The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra: A Professional Orchestra or a Quixotic Quest for Peace?
Lucas R. Schrier
Bosnia through the Prism of Holocaust Memory: Holocaust Analogies During and After the Bosnian Civil War of 1992-1995
Peace Education among Israeli Jews and Arabs: The Challenges of Curriculum Design and Teaching at the Hagar School of Beersheba
Variations in Age and Life Experiences in Relationship to Israel Affiliation: Examining a Generational Divide
Samuel C. Finkelstein
The Effect of the Imperial Examinations on the Jews of Kaifeng: An Analysis of Different Perspectives
Kedma is made possible by grants from The Jewish Studies Program of the University of Pennsylvania. Special thanks to the Jewish Studies Program and its director, Professor Kathryn Hellerstein, for their support.
The views expressed in Kedma do not necessarily reflect those of the University of Pennsylvania Jewish Studies Program, its faculty, or of the journal’s staff.
Cover photo by Harry Kilberg.