Published Articles & Book Chapters


“How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Became RBG” in The Jewish Daily Forward, March 30, 2018

“Rabbi with S.F. roots examines Jewish Supreme Court justices” in JWeekly, April 17, 2017

Brandeis University Alumni News Interview with David Dalin

C-Span 3 American History TV video of National Archives book event May 4, 2017

“Gorsuch’s Confirmation Will Be Brutal, But at Least His Religion Won’t Matter” in The Jewish Daily Forward, February 2, 2017

“Jews, Judaism & the American Founding,” in Daniel Dreisbach and Mark David Hall (edited) Faith and the Founders of the American Republic (Oxford University Press: 2014)

“Jews and the American Presidency,” in Gaston Espinosa (edited) Religion, Race and the American Presidency (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 2008).

“John Paul II and the Jews,” in David G. Dalin and Matthew Levering (edited) John Paul II and the Jewish People: A Jewish-Christian Dialogue (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 2008).

“Charges of Catholic Anti-Semitism Have Been Exaggerated,” in Mary E. Williams (edited) The Catholic Church: Opposing Viewpoints (Detroit: Thomson and Gale, 2006)

“Jewish Critics of Strict Separationism,” in Alan Mittleman, Jonathan D. Sarna and Robert Licht (edited) Jews and the American Public Square: Debating Religion and Republic (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2002)

“Presidents, Presidential Appointments and Jews,” in L. Sandy Maisel and Ira N. Forman (edited) Jews in American Politics (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 2001).

Pius XII and the Jews, The Weekly Standard, Feb 26, 2001

“America Seems Ready for a Jewish Vice President,” Connecticut Jewish Ledger, June 30, 2000.

“Tzedakah With Dignity: Jewish Charity and Self-Help in Rabbinic Tradition,” Conservative Judaism, Fall 1999.

“The Jewish Theology of Abraham Joshua Heschel,” Weekly Standard, January 4, 1999.

“How High the Wall? American Jews and the Church-State Debate,” in Kenneth L. Grasso and Cecilia Rodriguez Castillo (edited) Liberty Under Law: American Constitutionalism: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 1997)

“Patron Par Excellence: Mayer Sulzberger and the Early Seminary,” in Jack Wertheimer (edited) Tradition Renewed: A History of the Jewish Theological Seminary (1997)

Contributor to Symposium: “What Do American Jews Believe?” Commentary, August 1996.

“Mayer Sulzberger and American Jewish Public Life,” in Jeffrey S. Gurock and Marc Raphael Lee Raphael (edited) An Inventory of Promises: Essays on American Jewish History in Honor of Moses Rischin (Brooklyn, New York: Carlson Publishing Inc., 1995).

“Will Herberg’s Path From Marxism to Judaism,” in Robert M. Seltzer and Norman J. Cohen (edited) The Americanization of the Jews (New York: New York University Press, 1995).

“The Enduring Legacy of Will Herberg,” Harvard Divinity School Bulletin, Fall 1994.

“The American Element in the Thought of Will Herberg,” American Jewish History, Spring-Summer 1994.

“Will Herberg,” in Steven T. Katz (edited) Interpreters of Judaism in the Late Twentieth Century (Washington, D.C.: B’nai B’rith Books, 1994).

“Cyrus Adler,” in Jack Fischel and Sanford Pinsker (edited) Jewish-American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia (New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1992)

“Louis Marshall,” in Jack Fischel and Sanford Pinsker (edited) Jewish-American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia (New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1992)

“Heidegger and Nazism: A Review Essay,” Conservative Judaism, Summer 1991.

Contributor to Symposium: “Judaism in American Public Life,” First Things, March 1991.

“Cyrus Adler and the Rescue of Jewish Refugee Scholars,” American Jewish History, March 1989.

“The Jewish Historiography of Hannah Arendt,” Conservative Judaism, Fall 1988.

“Will Herberg in Retrospect,” Commentary, July 1988.

“Cyrus Adler, Non-Zionism and the Zionist Movement: A Study in Contradictions,” Association for Jewish Studies Review, Spring 1985.

“Israel Abrahams: Leader of Liturgical Reform in England,” Journal of Reform Judaism, Winter 1985.

Jews, Nazis, and Civil Liberties, American Jewish Yearbook, 1980

“Jewish and Non-Partisan Republicanism in San Francisco, 1911-1963,” in Moses Rischin (edited) The Jews of the West: The Metropolitan Years (Waltham, Massachusetts: American Jewish Historical Society, 1979)


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