Remembering Alan Mintz (z”l)

By :  The Jewish Theological Seminary Posted On Jun 7, 2017

The Jewish Theological Seminary mourns the sudden and untimely death of Alan Mintz, Chana Kekst Professor of Jewish Literature, on May 20, 2017.  Alan was one of the preeminent scholars of Hebrew literature of our time. A profoundly insightful writer, he expanded our understanding and appreciation of the Hebrew language, modern Hebrew literature, and the Jewish life they illuminate. He was an exceptional teacher, an esteemed colleague, and a good friend.

A celebration of the life and work of JTS’s Chana Kekst Professor of Jewish Literature Alan Mintz z”l, with remarks from colleagues and dramatic readings from S. Y. Agnon’s Buczacz stories.


Introduction by Dr. Alan Cooper 

Tributes to Alan as a Colleague and Mentor

  • Dr. Barbara Mann
  • Dr. Saul Zaritt

Celebration of Ancestral Tales and A City In Its Fullness

  • Remarks: Dr. Wendy Zierler
  • Reading from Agnon’s “The Parable”
  • Remarks: Dr. Avraham Holtz
  • Reading from Agnon’s “The Menorah”
  • Remarks: Dr. Anne Hoffman