About Shaul Magid

Shaul Magid is the Jay and Jeannie Schottenstein Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University in Bloomington. He is the author of Hasidism on the Margin (University of Wisconsin Press, 2004) and editor of God's Voice from the Void: Old and New Studies in Bratslav Hasidism (Suny Press, 2003). His most recent book From Metaphysics to Midrash: Myth, History, and the Interpretation of Scripture in Lurianic Kabbala will appear in June 2008 with Indiana University Press. He is presently working on a book entitled Becoming an American Religion: Judaism on the Cusp of Post-Ethnic America with Indiana University Press. He contributes regularly to Zeek Magazine.

Dual Allegiance

By September 9, 2009

At the recent World Congress of Jewish Studies, held in Jerusalem in August, Israeli philosopher Eliezer Schweid gave an impassioned response to a panel on Judaism, Zionism, and the Diaspora. He began by claiming that the election of Barak Obama … Read More

The “American” Holocaust and the American Jewish Dilemma

By March 10, 2009

From almost every vantage point, America has been good for the Jews. Never before have Jews had such a sustained sense of security in a predominantly non-Jewish society. In America, Jews found a country that was willing to embrace their … Read More

Which Birthright? Why Choosing Home over Homeland May Not Be So Bad

By May 13, 2008

Throughout the second half of the twentieth century, American Jewry has been privy to many (perhaps too many) sociological surveys taking its collective pulse. Surveys have covered everything from attitudes toward intermarriage, Jewish education, politics, literacy, beliefs, and practice. Recently … Read More