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Refereed Journals

  1. Gidron B, Katz S, Meyer M, Hasenfeld Y, Schwartz R, Crane JK.  “Peace and Conflict Resolution Organizations in Three Protracted Conflicts: Structures, Resources and Ideology.”  Voluntas.  10/4 (2000):275-298.
  2. Crane JK.  “Because…: Justifying Law / Rationalizing Ethics.”  The Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics.  55/1 (2005):55-77.
  3. Crane JK.  “On Obedience in Spinoza’s Theological-Political Treatise.”  ARC. The Journal of the Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University.  34 (2006):239-250.
  4. Crane JK.  “Faltering Dialogue? Religious Rhetoric of Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Buber.”  Anasakti Darshan: international journal of nonviolence-in-action.  3/1 (2007):34-52.
  5. Crane JK.  “Why Rights? Why Me?”  Journal of Religious Ethics.  35/4 (2007):551-581.
  6. Crane JK.  “Jews Burying Gentiles.”  The Review of Rabbinic Judaism.  X/2 (2007):145-161.
  7. Crane JK, Kadane JB.  “Seeing Things: The Internet, the Talmud and Anais Nin.”  The Review of Rabbinic Judaism.  XI/2 (2008):342-345.
  8. Crane JK.  “Na’aseh v’Nishmah: For Rabbi Eugene B. Borowitz.”  CCAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly.  Fall (2009):21-25.
  9. Crane JK.  “Defining the Unspeakable: Incitement in Halakhah and Anglo-American Jurisprudence.”  Journal of Law and Religion.  XXV/2 (2009-2010):329-356.
  10. Crane JK.  “Shameful Ambivalences: Dimensions of Rabbinic Shame.”  AJS Review: The Journal of the Association for Jewish Studies.  35/1(Spring 2011):61-84.
  11. Crane JK.  “Torture: Judaic Twists.”  Journal of Law and Religion.  XXVI/2 (2010-2011):469-504.
  12. Crane JK.  “Perspectives on Torture: Reports from a Dialogue Including Christian, Judaic, Islamic and Feminist Viewpoints.”  Journal of Religious Ethics.  39/4 (2011):Forthcoming.
  13. Crane JK.  “Torturous Ambivalence: Judaic Struggles with Torture.”  Journal of Religious Ethics.  39/4 (2011):Forthcoming.
  14. Crane JK.  “Judaic Perspectives on Pornography.” Theology and Sexuality.  16.2(2010):127-142.
  15. Crane JK.  “Rethinking Conjoined Twins.”  CCAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly.  LIX/I(Winter 2011):125-141.
  16. Crane JK, Putney S.  “Exorcising Doubt About Religious Ethics.”  Open Peer Commentary.  American Journal of Bioethics.  Forthcoming.
  17. Crane JK.  “’Who You Talkin’ About?’ Parallel Truthiness Concerns Between Autobiography and Biography in Bioethics.”  Open Peer Commentary.  American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience.  3/4(2012):82-83.
  18. Crane JK, Kadane JB.  “Critical Note: Seeing Things.”  The Review of Rabbinic Judaism.  Forthcoming.
  19. Crane JK.       “Stem Cell Research and Judaism: Ethical Concerns.” Religions: a Scholarly Journal. 5(2013):41-54.
  20. Crane JK.       “Praying to Die: Medicine and Liturgy.” Journal of Religious Ethics. 43/1(2015): 1-27.
  21. Crane JK.       “Eugene B. Borowitz: A Modern Jewish Ethicist.” Journal of Jewish Ethics. 1/1(2015): viii-xi.
  22. Crane JK. “Arboreal Wisdom?  Epistemology and Ecology in Judaic Sources.”  Practical Matters.  Issue #9 (May 25, 2016).
  23. Crane JK. “Who’s Your Mama Now? Rachel, Leah and Rabbinic Views on Their Procreative Possibilities.”  Journal of Jewish Ethics. Forthcoming.


  1. Crane JK, Agusti-Panareda J.  Ahimsa: The Way to Peace.  Volume 2 of 20 in the series Rediscovering Gandhi.  Misra S, Misra RP, editors.  New Delhi: Concept Publishing House in association with the International Centre for Gandhian Studies and Research, Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Samiti.  2007.
  2. Dorff E, Crane JK, editors.  Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality.  New York: Oxford University Press.  2013.
  3. Crane, JK.  Narratives and Jewish Bioethics.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan.  2013.
  4. Crane, JK, editor.  Beastly Morality: Animals as Ethical Agents.  New York: Columbia University Press.  2015.
  5. Crane, JK.  Eating Ethics: Religious, Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives on Satiety.  New York: Columbia University Press.  Forthcoming.
  6. Crane, JK, editor.  Race with Jewish Ethics.  University Park, PA: Penn State University Press.  Forthcoming.

Book Chapters

  1. Crane JK.  “Stages of Man.” The Still Small Voice: reflections on being a Jewish man, 99-104.  Edited by Michael Holzman.  New York: Union for Reform Judaism Press.  2007.
  2. Crane JK.  “With a Mighty Hand: A Judaic Perspective on the Ethics of Modern Armed Conflict.”  In Enemy Combatants, Terrorism, and Armed Conflict Law: A Guide to the Issues, 184-206.  Praeger Security International series.  Edited by David Linnan.  Westport: Praeger.  2008.
  3. Crane JK.  “Open Source Covenant.”  Jewish Theology In Our Time: A New Generation Explores the Foundations & Future of Jewish Belief, 43-49.  Edited by Elliot Cosgrove.  Woodstock: Jewish Lights Publication.  2010.
  4. Crane JK.  “Ethics of Hermann Cohen, Franz Rosenzweig and Martin Buber.”  Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality.  Dorff E, Crane JK, editors.  New York: Oxford University Press.  2012.
  5. Crane JK, Dorff EN. “Theories of Jewish Ethical Theories.” In The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality, 27-34. Dorff EN, Crane JK, editors. New York: Oxford University Press. 2013.
  6. Dorff EN, Crane JK. “Introduction: Why Study Jewish Ethics?” In The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality, 1-24. Dorff EN, Crane JK, editors. New York: Oxford University Press. 2013.
  7. Crane JK. “Judaism and Pornography.” In The Sacred Encounter: Jewish Perspectives on Sexuality, 685-695. Lisa Grushcow, editor. Challenge and Change Series. New York: CCAR Press. 2014.
  8. Crane, JK. (2014). “Judaism, Bioethics in [Addendum].” In B. Jennings (Ed.), Bioethics (4th ed., Vol. 4, pp. 1773-1774). Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA.
  9. Crane JK.       “Jewish Ethics.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Jewish Studies. Ed. David Biale. New York: Oxford University Press. 2014. Available at:
  10. Crane JK.       “Fear of Missing Out: Judaism, addiction, and the Internet.” In Addiction and Its Consequences in Jewish Law, 1105-116.  Walter Jacob, editor.  Pittsburgh, PA: Freehof Institute for Progressive Halakhah. 2014.
  11. Crane JK.       “Elliot N. Dorff: An Intellectual Portrait.” For Elliot N. Dorff: In Search of the Good Life, 1-35. Hava Tirosh-Samuelson and Aaron W. Hughes, editors. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. 2014.
  12. Crane JK, Gross AG. “Brutal Justice? Animal Litigation and the Question of Counter-Tradition.” In Beastly Morality: Animals as Moral Agents, 225-247. Jonathan K. Crane, editor. New York: Columbia University Press. 2015.
  13. Crane JK.  “Beastly Morality: A Twisting Tale.” In Beastly Morality: Animals as Moral Agents, 3-27.  Jonathan K. Crane, editor.  New York: Columbia University Press. 2015.
  14. Crane JK.  “Reform Jewish Perspectives on Abortion.” In Abortion: Religious and Non-Religious Perspectives. Alireza Bagheri, editor. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press. Forthcoming.
  15. Crane JK.       “Sove’a: A Satisfying Idea.” In Food in Jewish Traditions.       Edited by Aaron S. Gross.  Forthcoming.
  16. Shapiro G, Crane JK. “Abortion and Islam.” Encyclopedia of Islamic Bioethics. Dr. Shabana, editor.  New York: Oxford University Press.  Forthcoming.
  17. Crane JK. “Global Significance of Islamic Bioethics: A Jewish Perspective.”  In Islamic Bioethics: Current Issues and Challenges.  Alireza Bagheri and Khalid Abdulla Al-Ali, editors.  Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific Publishing Co., Inc.  Forthcoming.
  18. Crane JK. “Bioethics and Decision-Making.”  In A Meaning of Life: The Essential Guide to Reform Judaism.  Dana E. Kaplan, editor.  New York: CCAR Press.  Forthcoming.
  19. Crane JK.  “Advancing Death?  Discourse and Authority in Judaic Bioethics.” Normativity in Bioethics: Dealing with Bioethical Issues in a Globalized World.  Eds: Joris Gielen and Bert Broeckaert.  Springer: Advances in Global Bioethics.  Forthcoming.

Book Reviews

  1. Samantha Power.  A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide (New York: Perennial, 2002).  CCAR Journal: A Reform Jewish Quarterly.  53/4 (2006):87-90.
  2. Aryeh Cohen.  Justice In The City: An Argument From The Sources of Judaism (Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2012).  H-Judaic, H-Net Reviews.  Commissioned by Jason Kalman.  Distributed August 31, 2012.  Permanently available at:
  3. Lenn Goodman.  Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007).  The Journal of Religion. 92/4 (October 2012):570-573.
  4. Sol Roth. The Jewish Idea of Ethics and Morality: A Covenantal Perspective (New York: Yeshiva University Press, 2007).  The Journal of Religion.  92/4 (October 2012):570-573.