Ira Robinson



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Ira Robinson is Professor of Judaic studies in the Department of Religion of Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec. He has taught at Concordia University since 1979 and served as the Chair of the Department of Religion. He also served as Acting Chair of the Concordia University Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies in 2005-2006. Dr. Robinson is the President of the Canadian Society for Jewish Studies, past President of the Association for Canadian Jewish Studies (formerly the Canadian jewish Historical Society) and past President of the Jewish Public Library of Montreal. Dr. Robinson was awarded the Louis Rosenberg Canadian Jewish Studies Distinguished Service Award by the Association of Canadian Jewish Studies in recognition of his lifelong contribution to the study of Canadian Jewry. Dr. Robinson was recently inducted to the Provost’s Circle of Distinction as well as the Louis Rosenberg Canadian Jewish Studies Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding contribution to Canadian Jewish Studies.

Selected publications

Cyrus Adler: Selected Letters (2 volumes, 1985). Oxford University Press. 31:31 (October 2011.) (Winner of the Kenneth Smilen Award for Judaica non-fiction).

Co-editor of:

The Thought of Maimonides: Philosophical and Legal Studies. Edwin Mellen Press, 1990.

An Everyday Miracle: Yiddish Culture in Montreal. Vehicule Press, 1990.

The Interaction of Scientific and Judaic Cultures. Edwin Mellen Press, 1994.

Renewing Our Days: Montreal Jews in the Twentieth Century. Vehicule Press, 1995. (Winner of a Toronto Jewish Book Award)

Juifs et Canadiens Français dans la société Québécoise.