The Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry is pleased to announce the publication of the latest issues of our journal, Contemporary Jewry (vol. 40, issue 1):
- Harriet Hartman, Editor's Introduction
- Tribute to Menachem Friedman, z"l
- Tribute to William Helmreich, z"l
Special Issue: Judaism in Comparative Perspective
This issue features reviews and expositions in dialogue with the work of Alon Goshen-Gottstein, in the areas of interfaith academic collaboration and Jewish Theology of Religions.
- Alon Goshen-Gottstein, "Judaism and Interreligious Co-evolution: A Retrospective Reading"
- Meir Sendor, "Religious Genius: Appreciating Inspiring Individuals across Traditions"
- Jerome Gellman, "Sharing Wisdom: Benefits and Boundaries of Interreligious Learning"
- Hanoch Ben-Pazi, "The Future of Religious Leadership: World Religions in Conversation"
- Steven Kepnes, "Reflections on the Religious Other from Modern Jewish Philosophy"
- Reuven Kimelman, "Luther the Anti-Semite: A Contemporary Jewish Perspective"
- Shlomo Fischer, "The Crisis of the Holy: Challenges and Transformations in World Religions"
- Eugene Korn, "The God of Abraham, Yitzhak, and Yonatan: Goshen-Gottstein on Heschel, Greenberg, and Sacks
- Helen K. Kim, "Research from Academic Institutes"
- Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz, review of Kenneth D. Wald, The Foundations of American Jewish Liberalism (2019)
Online First Publications (awaiting print publication):
- Harriet Hartman, "The 2019 Sklare Address: How Gender and Family Still Matter for Contemporary Jewry"
- Sylvia Barack Fishman, "Response to Harriet Hartman's Sklare Award Address"
- Judit Bokser Liwerant, "Gender, Family, and Theory Matter in Contemporary Jewry: Response to Harriet Hartman's Sklare Award Address"
- Rachel Z. Feldman, "Jewish Theocracy at the Biblical Barbecue: The Role of Third Temple Activism and Sacrificial Reenactments in Shaping Self and State"
- Stuart Schoenfeld, "Jews, Jewish Institutions, and the Construction of Identity in Changing American Cities and Urban Neighborhoods"
- Adam S. Ferziger, "Israelization and Lived Religion: Conflicting Accounts of Contemporary Judaism"
- Diana Forster, Ira M. Sheskin, and Kenneth D. Wald, "The Political Consequences of Trauma: Holocaust Exposure and Emotional Attachment to Israel Among American Jews"
- Robert Brym, Anna Slavina, and Rhonda Lenton, "Qualifying the Leading Theory of Diaspora Jewry: An Examination of Jews from the Former Soviet Union in Canada and the United States"
- Jehuda Hartman, "When Antisemitic Ideas Meet Jewish Laws: The Case of Hungary"
CFP: COVID-19 and Contemporary Jewry
Contemporary Jewry is soliciting manuscripts for a special issue devoted to the COVID-19 experience and contemporary Jewry. Regular length manuscripts (~9,000 words) as well as shorter articles are welcome. Papers should deal with research addressing some aspect of the COVID-19 experience as related to Jews or Judaism. International submissions welcome.
Abstracts of 150-200 words are welcome by August 1 or asap; full manuscripts should be submitted by October 1, 2020. Manuscripts should be submitted to the online editorial manager with the designation “S.I.: COVID19”.
For details on the submission process, please see
Address all inquiries to Harriet Hartman, editor-in-chief of Contemporary Jewry, firstname.lastname@example.org