2010 – The Rebbe: The Life and the Afterlife of Menachem Mendel Schneerson [co-authored with Menachem Friedman ](Princeton University Press, May 2010) Winner of the 2010 National Jewish Book Award




2006 – Sliding to the Right: The Contest for the Future of American Jewish Orthodoxy (Berkeley: University of California Press, July 2006)


2005 – Death, Bereavement, & Mourning What We Have Learned after 9/11 (New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers June 2005)

2001 – When a Jew Dies: The Ethnography of a Bereaved Son (Berkeley & London: University of California Press) order

Winner of the Koret Book Award 2001 and the National Jewish Book Award 2002

1996- Portrait of American Jews: The Last Half of the Twentieth Century

(Seattle:Univ. of Washington Press) 190 pp.

Gratz Centennial Book Award, 1996.

2000 (1992) – Defenders of the Faith: Inside Ultra-Orthodox Jewry

(New York: Schocken) 394 pp.

Paperback edition February 1993

new edition 1999 with a New Afterword (University of California Press)

finalist for National Jewish Book Award, 1992 order


1989 – Cosmopolitans and Parochials: Modern Orthodox Jews in America

(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, December 1989), [co-authored with Steven M. Cohen] 248 pp.

1986 – A Walker In Jerusalem

(New York: Summit Books/Simon & Schuster, November 1986) 339 pp.

Winner of 1986 National Jewish Book Award]

(2nd edition J.P.S. 1995)


1985 – The Gate Behind the Wall

(New York: Summit Books/Simon & Schuster, January 1985) 201pp.

(paperback edition Penguin Books February, 1986)

(2nd edition Jewish Pub.Scty. 1995).


1983 – The People of the Book: Drama, Fellowship and Religion

(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Paperback (with new preface) Fall, 1987), 337 pp. Reissued by Transaction Publishers and with a new preface 2001

1976 – Synagogue Life: A Study in Symbolic Interaction

(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, October 1976 — Paperback February 1979), 306 pp.

Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, 1998 New edition



Also from:

Franks Hebrew Books

Univ. of Chicago Press

Schocken Books


Lecture videos:

Mount Zion Books

Related Links:

Fundamentalisms Comprehended online

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