TOC: Contemporary Jewry, Volume 40, Issue 1

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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

Research Updates:

  • Helen K. Kim, "Research from Academic Institutes"

Book Reviews:

  • 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, 

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