The New Jewish Canon
50 years of diverse texts that speak to the American Jewish story.

Yehuda Kurtzer
Claire E. Sufrin

Academic Jewish Press

Publication date
July 2020


The late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries have been a period of mass production and proliferation of Jewish ideas. The New Jewish Canon understands this and both acknowledges these revolutionary times and offers a conceptual roadmap to make sense of such rapid change. With over eighty excerpts from seminal primary source texts and insightful corresponding essays by nearly seventy leading scholars, it promises to start conversations from the seminar room to the dinner table.

In dividing The New Jewish Canon into four main sections – Jewish Politics and the Public SquareHistory, Memory, and NarrativeReligion and Religiosity; and Identities and Communities – co-editors Yehuda Kurtzer and Claire Sufrin provide readers with a diverse array of entry points into the conversation.


‘New Jewish Canon’ Provides Much Food for Thought (Jewish Journal, July 16, 2020)

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