Members of the Haredi Research Group are actively conducting new research, sharing their work with wider audiences, and receiving awards and accolades for their publications.
Orit Avishai – published a book titled Queer Judaism: LGBT Activism and the Remaking of Jewish Orthodoxy in Israel.
Orit Avishai – Published article in Religion Dispatches: Yeshiva Is Likely to Win Its Battle Against Lgbtq Group — but Do Jewish Orgs Really Want to Empower a Militant Christian Movement?
Itamar Ben Ami – published an article in the last volume of Jewish Social Studies: Modern Haredim and Contemporary Haredi Society: Beyond the Paradigm of Liberalization
Ayala Fader – New review article that compares Jewish and Christian orthodoxies to develop a theoretical category we call “religious orthodoxies.” Religious Orthodoxies: Provocations from the Jewish and Christian Margins
Ben Kasstan – published Haaretz article on Polio: Polio, Vaccines and the Haredi Community: A Preventable Public Health Tragedy?
Miriam Moster – published an oped in the Daily News: On yeshivas, parental choice is a red herring
David Myers – new article with Nomi Stolzenberg, “Private Religious Schools Have Public Responsibilities Too.” The Atlantic, September 18, 2022
Daniel Staetsky – recorded two new videos on demography:
Hebrew — (1222) כמה חרדים יש היום בעולם וכמה יהיו בעתיד הקרוב. היכן הם חיים ומה מידת הקשר שלהם לישראל – ד”ר סטייצקי – YouTube
English — (debate on Haredi demography): (1222) Haredi Population Growth: Considering the implications – YouTube
Shayna Weiss – Quoted in this piece: Chabad and YU are partnering to teach college classes and Israel advocacy
- The blog forum featuring six of our members: Hasidic Education in New York: A Clash of Law, Politics, and Culture: A forum featuring scholars of the Haredi Research Group
- Shaul Magid’s piece in Religious Dispatches: Critics of Hasidic Schools Exposé Missed the Point: It Wasn’t Antisemitic or the Product of Secular Bias — It’s a Story of Corruption | Religion Dispatches
- Josh Shanes’s piece in Haaretz: Opinion | It’s Not Antisemitic to Expose New York’s Hasidic Education Crisis
- Daniel Staetsky’s blog entry in the Times of Israel: A Response to the Haredi Education Scandal
- Nomi Stolzenberg’s and David Myers’ piece in the Atlantic: Private Religious Schools Have Public Responsibilities Too
Lea Taragin-Zeller co-publishes an article (“We think this way as a society!”: Community-level science literacy among ultra-Orthodox Jews) in Public Understanding of Science
A Fortress in Brooklyn by Nathaniel Deutsch (and Michael Casper) and American Shtetl by David Myers (and Nomi Stolzenberg) are mentioned in an article in The Mosaic
Mark Trencher and Samuel Heilman create and distribute a survey about anti-Semitism, translated into Yiddish for Hasidic audiences, for their forthcoming study and book, Following Similar Paths: American Observant Jews and Muslims (co-authored with Mucahit Bilici)
The Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature announces that Hidden Heretics by Ayala Fader is a finalist for its 2022 prize in nonfiction literature
Orit Avishai and Ayala Fader co-edit a special issue on “The Social Scientific Study of Jewish Orthodoxides” for AJS Review, which includes articles by Tanya Zion-Waldoks and Michal Raucher
In the annual Rabin-Shvidler postdoctoral lecture, Sam Shuman connects their ethnographic work with a Hasidic diamond broker to ancient rabbinic texts and current anthropological theory
On the podcast Talking Tachlis, Shayna Weiss explains how Israeli, Charedi, and Mizrahi identities come into play in the Netflix TV show “The Tinder Swindler”
Shira Schwartz organizes a series on “Unorthodox Media” for Feminist Studies in Religion, which includes a piece by Sam Shuman