Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Kol Hamevaser

Yeshiva University's student newspaper of Jewish studies has published a lengthy and detailed review. Click here to read it.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Amazon Prices

I have no idea why Amazon has hiked the price of the softcover up to some ridiculous amount, but if you are interested in a more reasonably priced copy, please email me  and I should be able to arrange something.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Jewish Ideas Daily

Jewish Ideas Daily has published a thoughtful review, connecting the book to wider theories of American marketing.

Short quote: "This book almost explodes with fascinating information about Haredi authors, critics, and debates in the pages of magazines unknown to outsiders.  Finkelman may have set out to describe the contribution of Haredi popular culture to the propagation of Haredism, but what he's done is to write an approachable, responsible introduction to Haredi life that demystifies many of its aspects."

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Translation of Rabbi Yonah Goodman's Book Review

In the previous post, I linked to Rabbi Yonah Goodman's review of SKR on Kipa. Here is a translation for the non-Hebrew readers among us.

Is the Haredi Community Turning Inward or Outward?
R. Yonah Goodman
Outwardly, it seems that the Haredi community remains faithful to Torah as it understands it, while maintaining maximal opposition to modernity. Is that true? A new book focuses on some profound recent changes in the Haredi community. What does that teach us about our own religious Zionist path?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Kipa Reviews SKR

Rabbi Yonah Goodman, a fascinating educator who works at the Orot College in Israel and writes on the Religious-Zionist website Kipa, sees the American Haredi model described in SKR as parallel in many ways to what is happening within Religious Zionism. I agree, though there are certain differences. (If I get permission, I'll post a translation of his review here.)