February 18, 2007

“There will be a Review” – ביקורת תהיה

A sad reality of the academic world is the absence of real-time reviews of academic publications and discussions available to the general public. This reality is imortant, since it allows for control and peer-reviewing of written responses, but it dulls the edge of discussion and discourse to the level where the scholarly public stops caring before the discussion starts.

This blog, with contributors from all fields of Jewish Studies, aims to cover and review new publications in the field of Jewish studies as close as possible to their publicaiton, with an eye to fostering dicussion, debate, revision and critique. The blog calls upon publishers in the field to send in new books to be reviewed.

This is an exciting new venture for us, and we hope you will join us – anyone who wishes to write a review is invited!

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