Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Jewish Political Studies Review

Haim Chertok at JPSR reviews SKR, calling it "highly original... shrewd ." Nice. ( Of course, he also said that the writing was lousy and that I have a "tin ear." Oh well!)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

American Studies

The journal, American Studies, places SKR in the context of broader American culture. A review by Tamar Havilo, a professor of cantorial studies at HUC in Jerusalem.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

R. Daniel Eidensohn, a prominent Haredi blogger who has been active combating sexual abuse in the Haredi community, called Strictly Kosher Reading "required reading by any chareidi Jew who wants to understand the relationship between Torah and general culture."

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Me'orot Review

A long and thorough review of SKR in Me'orot,the Journal of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (which also includes another segment in the ongoing discussion of Yoram Hazony's analysis of Rav Soloveitchik's thought). The author, Rose Waldman, is herself an interesting woman, part of the Brooklyn Satmar community who also studies and teaches at Columbia and writes for YCT. Provides her with an interesting angle on the book, as you might imagine.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

SKR on Seforim Blog

A 10-page selection from SKR was recently posted on the fascinating "Seforim Blog." (Thanks to Academic Studies Press for allowing them to publish it!)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Little Victorian Professor

This has to be the most thought-provoking review that has yet been published, and I'm happy to see what issues get raised from cross-discipline conversations. Professor of Victorian literature, Miriam Burstein, has posted a review on her blog, The Little Professor. She asks some fascinating questions that would not have come up with in the little world of "Harediology."

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


If you are not familiar with the fantastic collection of academic listserv's, H-net, you should check it out. It is a great source of collaboration and ideas. Their Jewish studies list, H-Judaic, just published a very positive review of SKR.