Dana Professor of Sociology Neil Gross published an essay and review of the book Summoned: Identification and Religious Life in a Jewish Neighborhood by Iddo Tavory in the May issue of the influential journal of religion and public life First Things. Gross’s essay, titled “An Orthodox Island,” superimposes anecdotes from his own family on his consideration of what he calls Tavory’s “carefully observed and insightful book …, a rich ethnographic portrait of Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox Jews living today in the Beverly-La Brea neighborhood of Los Angeles.”