Publications

Monographs

"When the State Winks: The Performance of Jewish Conversion in Israel", Columbia University Press, Religion, Culture and Public Life series. September 2017.  

 

Volumes

"Taking Stock: Cultures of Enumeration in Contemporary Jewish Life," 2016, an edited volume (co-edited with Deborah Dash Moore); Indiana University Press, The Modern Jewish Experience Series.

 

Articles

Kravel-Tovi, Michal and Bilu Yoram, 2008. "The Work of the Present: Constructing Messianic Temporality in the Wake of Failed Prophecy among Chabad Hasidim," American Ethnologist, 35 (1): 1-17

 

Kravel-Tovi, Michal, 2009. "To See the Invisible Messiah: Messianic Socialization in the Wake of a Failed Prophecy in Chabad," Religion, 39 (3): 248-260

 

Kravel-Tovi, Michal, 2012. "National Mission: Biopolitics, Non-Jewish Immigration and Jewish Conversion Policy in Contemporary Israel," Ethnic and Racial Studies, 35 (4): 737-756. [Reappeared in Migration and Religion, The International Library of Studies on Migration Series, volume 2, Edward Edgar Publishing; Nov. 2015]

 

Kravel-Tovi, Michal, 2012. "Rite of Passing: Bureaucratic Encounters, Dramaturgy and Jewish Conversion in Israel," American Ethnologist, 39 (2): 371-388.

 

Kravel-Tovi, Michal, 2014. "Bureaucratic Gifts: Change, Exchange and Jewish Conversion in Israel," American Ethnologist 41(4): 717-727.

  

Kravel-Tovi, Michal, 2015. "Corrective Conversion: Unsettling Citizens and the Politics of Inclusion in Israel," Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 21(1): 127-146. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 21(1): 127-146.

 

Kravel-Tovi, Michal, 2016. "State Workers: Religious Zionists and the Weight of Jewish Conversion, Israeli Sociology 18 (1): 7-30 (Hebrew)

 

Kravel-Tovi, Michal, published online June 2017. "Jews by Choice? Orthodox Conversion, the Problem of Choice, and Jewish Religiopolitics in the Israeli State." Ethnography.

 

Kravel-Tovi, Michal, published online September 2017. "As If It Was Ours All Along: Precarious Belonging, Jewish Habitus and the Materialization of Conversion in Israel", Ethnos.

Kravel-Tovi, Michal, 2018, "Shouldering the Weight of the State: Religious-Zionist Citizenship, National Responsibility and Jewish Conversion in Israel" Political and Legal Anthropology Review [PoLAR].

Kravel-Tovi, Michal, 2018. "Accounting of the Soul: Enumeration, Affect, and Soul-searching among American-Jewry", American Anthropologist.

 

Chapters

Kravel-Tovi, Michal, 2011. "Autonomy of Converts as a Pedagogical Issue," in Tamar Elor, Immanuel Etkes, Michael Heyd and Baruch Schwarz eds., Education and Religion: Authority and Autonomy, The Hebrew University Magnes Press 323-354 (Hebrew) 

Kravel-Tovi, Michal, 2014. "Bureaucracy of Belonging: Non-Jewish Immigrants in the State-run Conversion Program in Israel," in In Guy Ben-Porat, Orna Sasson-Levy and Zeev Shavit, eds. Collective Identities: Positions in Israeli society, The Van Leer Institute and Hakkibutz Hameuchad Publishing House (Hebrew). 221-252.

Kravel-Tovi, Michal, 2016. "Counting in Jewish", an introductory book chapter in Taking Stock; Indiana University Press, The Modern Jewish Experience Series, 1-25.

Kravel-Tovi, Michal, 2016. "Wet Numbers: The Language of Continuity Crisis and the Work of Care among the Organized American Jewish Community," Taking Stock; Indiana University Press, The Modern Jewish Experience Series, 141-163.