Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices

Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices (2010) focuses on four of Roosevelt's Supreme Court appointees: Felix Frankfurter, Hugo Black, Robert Jackson, and William O. Douglas, and "how the backgrounds, personalities, and experiences of the four justices shaped their philosophies and how those philosophies changed the Court from a conservative one resisting America's liberal turn under FDR into the liberal one that helped remake the nation." This group biography demonstrates that their competing judicial philosophies "are the ones that continue to preoccupy lawyers, law professors and judges".

Praise for To Be A Jew Today

"To Be a Jew Today is a beautiful book, a necessary and important book. Written with learning, insight, and anguish, it is a provocation to be argued over (I certainly did) and wrestled with, but it cannot be ignored."

President and Rosh Yeshiva of SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva

“To Be a Jew Today is a field guide to a richer, more meaningful spiritual life—and not just for Jews. Feldman's answers to the question of 'What's the point of being a Jew?' offer a whole new paradigm for how to think about Jewishness, one that will change how you walk through the world, whether you're Jewish or not."

Rabbi emeritus of Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, and author of David: The Divided Heart and Why Faith Matters

"More than with any book I've read in years, Jewish readers will draw new insights into their own Judaism from Noah Feldman's fresh, fascinating, and compelling analyses of contemporary Jewish life. Feldman exhibits the gift of all great teachers and influential public intellectuals: the ability to take even the most complex ideas and convey them with clarity, context, and honesty."

Director emeritus of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

"To Be a Jew Today is an instant classic, not only because it explains being Jewish in our lifetime, but also because it talks about timeless universal Jewish themes in a magnetic and accessible way."

Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and Pisar Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School

"In this exciting and passionately argued new book, Noah Feldman offers us a lifetime of thinking and struggling with being a Jew, and thinking with Judaism, in America today. Broad in scope, sparkling with new insights, often provocative and daring, and deeply rooted in the Jewish textual tradition, Feldman deftly weaves memoir, philosophy, legal theory, and sociological analysis to paint a complex yet accessible portrait of being a Jew and taking Judaism seriously in this crucial time of transition. Highly recommended."

Professor of Jewish studies at Dartmouth College and author of The Necessity of Exile: Essays from a Distance

"To Be a Jew Today takes the reader on a rich and nourishing journey that is at once spiritual, emotional, and intellectual while deeply engaged in untangling and understanding and holding space for the mysterious and the unknown. It speaks to those ready to be welcomed into a sacred conversation."

Director of Biomedical Ethics and the Humanities and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, New York Medical College

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