Post­ed by Nat Bern­stein

Jew­ish Book Coun­cil is just begin­ning to pack up our table at the 47th Annu­al Con­fer­ence of the Asso­ci­a­tion for Jew­ish Stud­ies in Boston, where we’ve spent the past three days show­cas­ing near­ly 150 titles by AJS mem­bers pub­lished in the past year alone, and dis­cov­ered some inter­est­ing titles and book cov­ers while we’re here! One in par­tic­u­lar caught my eye:

Uni­ver­si­ty of San Diego pro­fes­sor of the­ol­o­gy and reli­gious stud­ies Aaron S. Gross inves­ti­gates the large-scale scan­dals at Agriproces­sors, one of the world’s largest kosher slaugh­ter­hous­es locat­ed in Postville, Iowa, in The Ques­tion of the Ani­mal and Reli­gion: The­o­ret­i­cal Stakes, Prac­ti­cal Impli­ca­tions. Kudos to Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty Press for enhanc­ing a book of seri­ous schol­ar­ship with such a cre­ative design for the cover!

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Nat Bern­stein is the for­mer Man­ag­er of Dig­i­tal Con­tent & Media, JBC Net­work Coor­di­na­tor, and Con­tribut­ing Edi­tor at the Jew­ish Book Coun­cil and a grad­u­ate of Hamp­shire College.