Daniel Boyarin, Professor of Talmudic Cultures at the University of California, Berkeley, discusses his forthcoming book “Judaism: The Genealogy of a Modern Notions”, in which he argues that Judaism, as a full-blown concept, is a modern creation.
The Tel Aviv Review
After writing books about the god of Islam and Jesus of Nazareth, religion scholar Reza Aslan takes on the biggest question of all: What does “God” mean, anyway? Aslan comes to a surprising answer which raises the question, does this make him a deep believer or an atheist?
Dr. Martina Weisz, a research fellow at the Hebrew University’s Vidal Sassoon Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism, discusses the place of the Jews in the Spanish and Portuguese colonial project, which started immediately after the momentous expulsion of the Jews from these countries, in the late 15th century.
Prof. Uriya Shavit discusses his new book, an exploration of Islamic theologians’ efforts to harmonize religion, science and modern systems of government.
Prof. Daphna Hacker, an associate professor of law and gender studies at Tel Aviv University, discusses her new book “Legalized Families in the Era of Bordered Globalization”, which explores a phenomenon that is as understudied as it is widespread.
Dr Michal Kravel Tovi, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at Tel Aviv University, discusses her new book “When the State Winks: The Performance of Jewish Conversions in Israel”, an account of the conversion process female migrants choose to undergo in the hopes of accelerating their integration into Israeli society.
Dr. Leon Wiener Dow, a fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, discusses his new book which explores the relationship between God, law prayer, practice, and community in Jewish law.
Why isn’t Gaza a Singapore by the sea, and is there any hope or route to improvement? Veteran journalist Donald Macintyre brings years of firsthand reporting to his deeply informative and equally colorful book “Gaza: Preparing for Dawn”.
Michael Broyde, professor of law at Emory University and former rabbinical judge, discusses the constitutional, legal, and societal implications of track two arbitration in the contemporary United States.
Ronen Bergman’s exposé reveals Israel’s deadliest secrets. It includes material never before released on the targeted assassinations that preceded the establishment of Israel and continues on to this day. He discusses why and how Israel imposes the death penalty outside of any courtroom, based entirely on its own rules.