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2007  “The Day School versus the Yeshiva: Two Trends in American Orthodox Jewish Education,” in Education, Community and Norms, edited by Naftali Rotenberg and Avinoam Rosenak (Jerusalem: Van Leer Institute).

2005 “Ethnography and Biography: The Stories People Tell of their Lives as Jews” in Educational Deliberations vol. 1, ed. By M. Nisan and Oded Schremer (Keter) pp. 295-302

2002 “Haredim and the Public Square: The Nature of the Social Contract,” in Jewish Polity and American Civil Society edited by A. Mittleman, J.D. Sarna and R. Licht, (New York: Rowman and Littlefield), pp. 311-336.

2000 “Holding Firmly with an Open Hand: Life in Two Conservative Synagogues,” in Jack Wertheimer, ed. Jews in the Center (New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2000), pp. 95-196.

1999 “Orthodox Jews, the City and the Suburb,” in Ezra Mendelsohn, ed. People of the City: Jews and the Urban Challenge Studies in Contemporary Jewry vol. XV (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1999), pp.19-34.

1999 “From T-Shirts to Peak Experiences: Teens, The Israel Trip and Jewish Identity” in Y. Rich and M. Rosenak Abiding Challenges: Research Perspectives on Jewish Education (London and Tel Aviv: Freund Publishing), pp. 231-250.

1996 “Guides of the Faithful: Contemporary Religious Zionist Rabbis” in R. Scott Appleby, ed. Spokesmen for the Despised (Chicago: U. of Chicago Press), pp. 328-362

1995 “The Vision from The Madrasa and Bes Medrash: Some Parallels between Islam and Judaism” in Fundamentalisms Comprehended, ed. by Martin E. Marty and R. Scott Appleby (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press), pp. 71-95.

1995 “The Holy and the Orthodox” in Events and Movements in Modern Judaism edited by Raphael Patai and E. Goldsmith (New York: Paragon House) pp. 91-102

1995 “The Ninth Siyum HaShas at Madison Square Garden: Contra-Acculturation in American Life,” in Norman Cohen and Robert Seltzer (eds.) Americanization of the Jews (New York Univ Press , pp. 311-338.

1995 “Foreword” in New World Hasidim: Ethnographic Studies of Hasidic Jews in America ed. by Janet Belcove-Shalin (SUNY Press)

1994 “Quiescent and Active Fundamentalism: The Jewish Cases” in Accounting for Fundamentalisms: The Dynamic Character of Movements, ed. by Martin E. Marty and R. Scott Appleby (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press), chapter 8, pp. 173-196. [also edited part 2 of the volume, “Accounting for Jewish Fundamentalisms”].

1992 “Inside the Jewish School,” in What We Know About Jewish Education edited by Stuart L. Kelman (Los Angeles: Torah Aura), pp. 303-330.

1992 “Religious Fundamentalism and Religious Jews: The Case of the ‘Haredim‘,” (co-authored with Menachem Friedman) in Fundamentalisms Observed edited by Martin Marty and Scott Appleby (Chicago: University of Chicago Press), pp. 197-264.

1991 “Modern Jews and the Persistence of Religion,” in Religion and the Social Order: New Directions in Theory and Research, edited by David G. Bromley (Greenwich, Conn: JAI Press), pp. 129-147.

1991 “Passover in the Mea Shearim and Geula Neighborhoods of Jerusalem,” in Ronald Dotterer, Deborah Dash Moore and Steven Cohen [eds.] Jewish Settlement and Community in the Modern Western World (Selinsgrove, Pa.: Sussquehanna University Press, 1990), pp. 200 – 207.

1991 “Tzedakah: Orthodox Jews and Charitable Giving,” in Barry A. Kosmin & Paul Ritterband [eds] Contemporary Jewish Philanthropy in America (Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield), pp. 133-144.

1990 “The Orthodox, the Ultra-Orthodox,” and the Elections for the Twelfth Knesset,” in Asher Arian & Michal Shamir [eds.] The Elections in Israel — 1988 (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1990), pp. 135-153.

1990 “The Jews: Schism or Division,” in T. Robbins and D. Anthony [eds] In Gods We Trust, 2nd edition (New Brunswick: Transaction Books: 1990), pp. 185-198.

1990 “Religious Jewry in the Secular Press: Aftermath of the 1988 Knesset Elections,” in Charles Liebman [ed.] Conflict and Accommodation between Jews in Israel (Jerusalem: Keter Publishing, 1990), pp. 45-66 [in the Hebrew edition, pp. 54-69].

1988 “Jews and Judaica: Who Owns and Buys What?” in Persistence and Flexibility: Anthropological Studies of American Jewish Identities and Institutions, edited by Walter Zenner (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1988), pp. 260-279.

1987 “Orthodox Jews: An Open or Closed Group?” in Uncivil Religion: Interreligious Hostility in America, edited by Robert N. Bellah and Frederick E. Greenspahn (New York: Crossroad; 1987), pp. 115-131.

1986 “The Jewish Family Today: An Overview,” in Tradition and Transition, edited by Jonathan Sacks (London: Jews’ College Publications; 1986) pp.179-207.

1986 “Ritual Variation Among Modern Orthodox Jews in the United States,” with Steven M. Cohen in Studies in Contemporary Jewry, Vol. 2 (Bloomington, Indiana; 1986), pp. 164‑187.

1981 “Sounds of Modern Orthodoxy: The Language of Talmud Study,” in Never Say Die: An Introduction to the Sociology of Yiddish (ed.) J. Fishman (The Hague, Mouton, 1981), pp.227‑253.

1981 “Constructing Orthodoxy,” in T. Robbins and D. Anthony [eds] In Gods We Trust, (Transaction Books: 1981) pp. 141‑157. {First appeared in SOCIETY (May) 1978, vol 15, #3}.

1979 “Social Groups,” Ch. 7, pp. 43‑48 in The Professional Resource Book for Sociology, 2nd ed. by D. Light & S. Keller (N.Y., Knopf, 1979) Resource Manual.

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