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Books Available in the Asher Library
- Aviv, Caryn and Shneer, David. New Jews: The End of the Jewish Diaspora. New York: New York University Press. 2005.
- Gender, Place, and Memory in the Modern Jewish Experience: Re-placing Ourselves. Eds. Judith Tydor Baumel and Tova Cohen. London; Portland: Vallentine Mitchell. 2003.
- Benbassa, Esther and Attias, Jean—Christophe. The Jews and Their Future: A Conversation on Judaism and Jewish Identities. London; New York: Zed Books. 2004.
- Boyarin, Daniel. Thinking in Jewish. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1996.
- Goldberg, David J. Rabbi. The Divided Self: Israel and the Jewish Psyche Today. London; New York: I.B. Tauris. 2006.
- I Am Jewish: Personal Reflections Inspired by the Last Words of Daniel Pearl. Ed. Judea and Ruth Pearl. Woodstock VT: Jewish Lights Publishing, 2004.
- Steinsaltz, Adin. We Jews: Who Are We and What Should We Do? San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2005.
- Stratton, Jon. Jewish Identity in Western Pop Culture: The Holocaust and Trauma through Modernity. New York: Palgrave Macmillon, 2008.
- Tye, Larry. Home lands: Portrait of the New Jewish Diaspora. New York: Henry Holt, 2001.
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Journals Available in the Asher Library
- Contemporary Jewry. The Journal of the Association for the Scientific Study of Jewry. New Brunswick,NJ: Association for the Scientific Study of Jewry. 1977— current. Print Edition.
*available full text through EBSCOhost 1976—present with 12 month embargo
- Guilt and Pleasure. New York, NY: Reboot, Inc. 2006—2008. Print Edition Discontinued.
- Heeb. Brooklyn, NY. Heeb Magazine, Inc. 2002—2010. Print Edition.
Online Edition: www.HeebMagazine.com
- Jewish Role in American Life: An Annual Review. Los Angeles, CA: USC Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life. 2008—current. Print Edition
*available full text through EBSCOhost 2009—present
- Journal of Jewish Identities. Youngston, OH: Youngston State University, Judaic and Holocaust StudiesProgram. 2008—current.
- Modern Judaism: A Journal of Jewish Ideas and Experience. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins UniversityPress: 1981—current. Print Edition.
- Studies in Contemporary Jewry. Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 1984—current. Print Edition.
- Tablet Magazine: A New Read on Jewish Life. Nextbook, Inc. http://www.tabletmag.com/
- Zeek: A Journal of Jewish Thought and Culture. New York, NY: Metatronics. 2003-present. Print Edition.
Online Edition: www.zeek.forward.com
Films Available in the Asher Library
- Jewish Identity in the United States. Dir. Yaron Deckel . Washington DC. 2006.
- Real Americans: The Evolving Identities of American Jews. Dir. Sylvia Barack Fishman.New York, NY: Jewish Media Fund. 1996.
- The Return of Sarah’s Daughters. Dir. Marcia Jarmel. San Francisco: Patch Works. 1997.
- Trembling Before God. Dir. Sandi Simcha Dubowski. New York: New Yorker Video. 2003.
- The Tribe: An Unorthodox, Unauthorized Factual History of the Jewish People and the Barbie Doll…in about 15 minutes. Dir. Tiffany Shlain. San Francisco. 2005.
Spertus Digital Resources
- The Hebrew Mamita — On February 9, 2008, poet and hip hop artist Vanessa Hidary presented an evening of spoken word and short stories at Spertus sharing her struggles with her Jewish identity. See Vanessa Hidary's signature poem performed as a part of CULTURE BANDIT SOUL @ The Zipper Factory with Maya Azucena. (Please note: strong language.)
- From People to Purpose: The New Ethos of Innovative Jewish Leaders — Hear audio from a lecture and discussion at Spertus on March 8, 2010. Steven M. Cohen explores how young Jewish leaders have shifted the focus of their Jewish identity from organizations to social justice activities, cultural endeavors, and spirituality.
- American Jewish Identity Survey 2001
- American Jewish Yearbook 1899—present
- Jewish Identity Project — The Jewish Museum, New York
- Reboot - Engaging and inspiring young, Jewishly-unconnected cultural creatives, innovators and thought-leaders