"Zucker's account of his subject has the combined scholarly and informational virtues of a well-researched, well-formulated encyclopedic monograph. He presents a clear, comprehensive narrative of the political history of Israeli "theopolitics," using both topical and chronological approaches. He simplifies complex issues with informed and balanced judgment, only rarely succumbing to misleading ambiguity. He supplies necessary glossarial and other background material, at the first mention of every unfamiliar theme, in convenient, generously explicit notes and appendices, without disturbing the direct clarity of his exposition. There are, of course, complexities and analytic problems which are skimmed over lightly; the political position is too easily disposed of too frequently by referring to the need for religious party support in governmental coalitions. As an introduction to the record and issues of religious-secular politics in Israel, this is a remarkably comprehensive, concise, accessible and reliable discussion."
, Brandeis University, Annals of the American Academy