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New Article in Haaretz

I look at Maud Mandel’s new book and unpack the origins of Muslim-Jewish tension in France today. or

New class in legal history for spring 2015

Click here for the poster! HI 295, Religious Controversies and the Law, Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00-3:30 Short description: Explores a major challenge faced by modern states, namely the regulation of religion. Case studies from Europe, North America, and Israel demonstrate the ways in which governments have weighed religious freedom against other social and legal values, […]

Upcoming lecture at TAU

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2015 International Forum of Young Scholars on East European Jewry

Now accepting applications for the Seventh Session of the International Forum of Young Scholars on East European Jewry, to be held at Boston University, June 29 to July 2, 2015. Click here for complete details.

New book (Jewish Rights, National Rites) now available for order!

Order your copy of my new book, Jewish Rights, National Rites, and it will be in your mailbox sometime in October. Click here to order directly from Stanford University Press. Click here to order from Amazon.  

HI 219 New York trip

On November 10 six students travelled down to New York with me – where we met two dads – for a walking tour of the Lower East Side, a visit to the Tenement Museum, and lunch at Katz’s Deli. We intended to start our day viewing the interior of Temple Emanu-El on the Upper East […]

Vital vs. Rabinovitch

It isn’t too commonplace for people to promote reviews critical of their scholarship. Since I’m frequently asked, however, about my exchange with David Vital in the TLS I decided it would be worthwhile to have the whole thing open and available in one place (sorry TLS paywall). Vital has no specific criticism of my book’s […]