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      “Morality in the garden: Applying Jewish Ethics.” Part of volume Food and Judaism: A Companion, ed. by Aaron Gross, Jody Myers, and Jordan Rosenblum. Under contract with New York University Press.

      Applied Ethics eText. [2014]2017. Peer reviewed.

      “MeToo needs a forgiveness option, and Judaism can provide it.” Forward, December 15, 2017.

      “Response to Marshall Sklare Award Lecture, ‘Beyond Policy: New Directions for Jewish Demography.” Contemporary Jewry (2017) 37:397-98.

      Jewish Ethics Here And Now.

      “Outing white supremacists is kosher according to Judaism. Here’s why.” Haaretz, August 19, 2017.

      Review, Judaisms: A Twenty-First Century Introduction to Jews and Jewish Identities, by Aaron J. Hahn Tapper. Contemporary Jewry (2017) 37:359-60.

      Mapping the Jewish Valley, [2012]2016. Peer reviewed.

      Review, Marrying Out: Jewish Men, Intermarriage & Fatherhood, by Keren R. McGinity. Journal of Jewish Identities 9:2 (2016) 206-208.

      “Reaching out to the fringe: Insiders, outsiders, and the morality of social science.” Journal of Jewish Identities, January 2015, 8(1) 179-200.

      Jewish On Their Own Terms: How Intermarried Couples Are Changing American Judaism. February 2014 Rutgers University Press.

      “‘He wouldn’t know anything’: Rethinking women’s religious leadership.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion, September 2013, 81(3):644-668.

      “Because their children are Jewish.”, July 14, 2010,

      “Look Who’s Raising Jews.” Forward, May 19, 2010,

      “‘The new normal’: money, community, and family values.” Review, Rediscovering Values On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street: A Moral Compass for the New Economy, by Jim Wallis, and The Power of Half: One Family’s Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back, by Kevin Salwen and Hannah Salwen. Journal of Family Life,

      “Parenting as Persons.” Review, Daughters of Empire: A Memoir of a Year in Britain and Beyond, by Jane Satterfield, and The Daddy Shift: How Stay-at-Home Dads, Breadwinning Moms, and Shared Parenting Are Transforming the American Family, by Jeremy Adam Smith. Journal of Family Life, February 22, 2010,

      Review, Consuming faith: integrating who we are with what we buy, by Tom Beaudoin. Religious Education 100:1 (February) 2005.

      Upcoming Talks and Conferences

      “White Scholars Step Up.” American Academy of Religion, Denver 2018


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