Boyarin avoids both extended academic dryness and the false chipperness of the hers of popularizers now stampeding through the fields of science writing-W.C. Bamberger
In this fascinating collection of essays, Jonathan Boyarin explores with considerable subtlety the connections between Jewish studies and Jewish lives. This is an important contribution to understanding the modern identity of Jewishness.-Talal Asad
A brilliant, powerful, and original book, exploring the multiple connections and tensions between what it means to be a Jew and what it means to be a human being.-Naomi Seidman
About the Author
is the Leonard and Tobee Kaplan Professor of Modern Jewish Thought at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His most recent books are Powers of Diaspora
(with Daniel Boyarin), Jewishness and the Human Dimension
(Fordham), and Time and Human Language Now
(with Martin Land).