History, the Bible, and Secular Jewish Identity

Volume 9, Number 1 (September 2016)

General Editors
Peter Ochs
Steven Kepnes

Issue Editor
Mark Randall James

Managing Editor
Ashley Tate

Mark Randall James, University of Virginia


1. Seeking Jewish Identity

The Book of Ruth: Between Story and History, Between Sacred and Secular (or, Scripture for the Pew’s Jews)
Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg, Colgate University

“But Mordecai Bowed Not, Nor Did Him Reverence”: The Book of Esther’s Challenge to ‘Secular’ and to ‘Religious’ Jewish Identities
Daniel H. Weiss, University of Cambridge

“The Cap’n Crunch Effect”: A Response to Blaire French’s Essay
Mark Leuchter, Temple University

2. Rereading Jewish History 
Emily Filler, Earlham College
Ashleigh Elser, University of Virginia

Between Belief and Wonder
Blaire French, University of Virginia