Studies in Judaism, Humanities, and the Social Sciences (Vol 1.1)

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Humanities, Jewish History / Studies, Social Sciences, Social History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology

Academic Studies Press (Boston, MA) is pleased to announce the publication of the inaugural issue of the journal Studies in Judaism, Humanities, and the Social Sciences (Vol 1.1). Further, we are pleased to announce that this issue is freely available at Please see the contents below.

ISSN 2473-2605 (Print) / ISSN 2473-2613 (Online) 

Simcha Fishbane (Touro College)

Eric Levine (Touro College)

Herbert Basser (Queen’s University)

Table of Contents 

From the Editors
Simcha Fishbane, Eric Levine, Herbert Basser


Inclusion and Exclusion in the Mishnah: Non-Jews, Converts, and the Nazir
Calvin Goldscheider

Textual Study and Social Formation: The Case of Mishnah
Jack N. Lightstone

Genealogies of the Future
Jonathan Boyarin

The Role of Life Motifs in Commitment Journeys of Ba’alei Teshuvah
Roberta Rosenberg Farber

Mipnei Darkei Shalom: The Promotion of Harmonious Relationships in the Mishnah’s Social Order
Simcha Fishbane

On the Unknown Soldier Symbol in Israeli Culture
Irit Dekel

Why Religious Discourse Has a Place in Medical Ethics: An Example from Jewish Medical Ethics
Ira Bedzow

החופה בספרות חז”ל – סמל בתהליך שינוי
ניסן רובין

Book Reviews

Jon D. Levenson, The Love of God: Divine Gift, Human Gratitude, and Mutual Faithfulness in Judaism (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016), 235.
Reviewed by James A. Diamond

Todd M. Endelman, Leaving the Jewish Fold: Conversion and Radical Assimilation in Modern Jewish History (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015), 367.
Reviewed by Sylvia Barack Fishman

Moshe Halbertal, On Sacrifice (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012), 134.
Reviewed by Zev Garber


Studies in Judaism, Humanities and the Social Sciences is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed academic journal published by Academic Studies Press. The mission of the journal is to publish original works of interest on Judaism through the “eyes” of the humanities and the social sciences. Its goal is to advance the systematic, scholarly, and social scientific study of Jews and Judaism, and to provide a forum for the discussion of methodologies, theories, and conceptual approaches across the many disciplines.  Articles may be contemporary or historical in nature and can include case studies, historical studies, articles on new theoretical developments, results of research that advance our understanding of Jews and Judaism, and works on innovations in methodology. Studies in Judaism, Humanities and the Social Sciences encourages contributions from the global community of scholars. All articles in this journal will undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and refereeing by anonymous reviewers. The journal will also publish book reviews of important new scholarship. 

Contact Info: 

Matthew Charlton
Academic Studies Press
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