Jewish-Christian Difference and Modern Jewish Identity

In his new book on Jewish identity, Shalom Goldman shows us that it’s not easy to become Jewish, even harder to try to leave, and, maybe most difficult of all, to remain Jewish in the face of changing beliefs. [Read more…]

Sherwin Nuland on Melvin Konner’s “The Jewish Body”

{Melvin Konner. The Jewish Body. Schocken 2009. 304 pp. $22.00} Reviewed By Sherwin B. Nuland Melvin Konner of Emory University is one of America’s most distinguished anthropologists, whose talents include the ability to make himself easily and enjoyably understood by readers with no background in his area of expertise. He also teaches in the university’s [Read More…]