Jewish Studies

Topics in Jewish Studies

Cover of Book Brother KeepersSelected Publications
Books

  • Superman is Jewish?: How Comic Book Superheroes Came to Serve Truth, Justice and the Jewish-American Way, Free Press (Simon & Schuster), forthcoming 2012.
  • Brother Keepers: New Perspectives on Jewish Masculinity, Co-Editor with Rabbi Shawn Israel Zevit, Men’s Studies Press, 2010.   
  • The Legacy of the Holocaust: Children and the Holocaust, Co-Editor with Zygmunt Mazur, Fritz H. Konig, Arnold Krammer and Wladyslaw Witalisz,Jagiellonian University Press, 2002.
  • A Mensch Among Men: Explorations in Jewish Masculinity, Editor, The Crossing Press, 1988.
Journals and Other Publications
  • "The German-Jewish Hyphen: Conjunct, Disjunct or Adjunct?", Conceptions of Postwar German Masculinity, ed. Roy Jerome, SUNY Press, 2001, 91-103.  Reprint:  Transversal 1, 2001, 18-25.
  • "Jewish Education and Jewish Males: A Theoretical Reappraisal", Gender Issues in Jewish Day Schools, eds. Janna Kaplan and Shulamit Reinharz, Brandeis University Institute for Community and Religion, 1997, 141-149.


Selected Invited Lectures and Presentations

“The People of the Comic Book:  It’s a Man!  It’s a Jew!  It’s Supermentsh!”

  • University of Osnabrück, June 2009
  • Ottumwa Area Arts Council, November 2008
  • Judaica Center, European University at St. Petersburg, Russia, May 2007
  • wish Museum of Florida, February 2006
  • Center for Jewish Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, January 2005.

"Brains, Brawn, Beauty: What's a (Jewish) Man To Do?"

  • Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, June 2002.

"Postwar German-Jewish Masculinity"

  • Midwest Jewish Studies Association, Chicago, September 2000.

"The Legacy of Patriarchy in Jewish Life"

  • Jewish Women's Project, Barnard College, September 1995
  • Conference on Jewish Life, Michigan State University, April 1992.
“Emasculated Masculinities: Jews and Other Others"
  • Canadian Political Science Association Conference, Victoria, May 1990
  • "Crossing the Disciplines: Cultural Studies in the 1990's" Conference, University of Oklahoma, October 1990
  •  Third Annual Men's Studies Conference, Plenary Address, June 1991.
  • Third Annual Northeast Jewish Men's Conference, New York, October 1994

Selected Publications

Superman is Jewish?: How Comic Book Superheroes Came to Serve Truth, Justice and the Jewish-American Way, Free Press (Simon & Schuster), forthcoming 2011.

Brother Keepers: New Perspectives on Jewish Masculinity, Co-Editor with Rabbi Shawn Israel Zevit, Men’s Studies Press, 2010.   

The Legacy of the Holocaust: Children and the Holocaust, Co-Editor with Zygmunt Mazur, Fritz H. Konig, Arnold Krammer and Wladyslaw Witalisz,Jagiellonian University Press, 2002.

"The German-Jewish Hyphen: Conjunct, Disjunct or Adjunct?", Conceptions of Postwar German Masculinity, ed. Roy Jerome, SUNY Press, 2001, 91-103.  Reprint:  Transversal 1, 2001, 18-25.

"Jewish Education and Jewish Males: A Theoretical Reappraisal", Gender Issues in Jewish Day Schools, eds. Janna Kaplan and Shulamit Reinharz, Brandeis University Institute for Community and Religion, 1997, 141-149.

A Mensch Among Men: Explorations in Jewish Masculinity, Editor, The Crossing Press, 1988.



Selected Invited Lectures and Addresses 

“Explorations in Jewish Masculinity" given at such places

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, April 1998

Jewish Women's Project, Barnard College, September 1995

National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, February 1995

“Emasculated Masculinities: Jews and Other Others"

Canadian Political Science Association Conference, Victoria, May 1990

"Crossing the Disciplines: Cultural Studies in the 1990's" Conference, University of Oklahoma, October 1990

 Third Annual Men's Studies Conference, Plenary Address, June 1991.

Third Annual Northeast Jewish Men's Conference, New York, October 1994


Selected Professional Presentations

“The People of the Comic Book:  It’s a Man!  It’s a Jew!  It’s Supermentsh!” given at such places as: 
University of Osnabrück, June 2009
Ottumwa Area Arts Council, November 2008
Judaica Center, European University at St. Petersburg, Russia, May 2007
wish Museum of Florida, February 2006
Center for Jewish Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, January 2005.
"Brains, Brawn, Beauty: What's a (Jewish) Man To Do?"
Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, June 2002.

"Postwar German-Jewish Masculinity"