I spoke to Tzipi Livni about the meaning of a Jewish and democratic state, Jabotinsky, Ruvi Rivlin, and some other good stuff. In MRB: http://marginalia.lareviewofbooks.org/a-conversation-with-tzipi-livni/
I review an exhibit on the Yiddish vocabulary of violence, on the street and in the wrestling ring. In MRB: http://marginalia.lareviewofbooks.org/a-blessing-on-your-head-and-other-ways-to-deliver-a-beating-in-yiddish-simon-rabinovitch/
I look at Maud Mandel’s new book and unpack the origins of Muslim-Jewish tension in France today. http://www.haaretz.com/life/books/.premium-1.635747 or http://blogs.bu.edu/srabinov/files/2015/01/SR-Mandel-Haaretz.pdf.
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, […]
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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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]