The great philosopher and jurist also wrote ten treatises of medicine. What ideas about human life do they contain?
Of all the actors that have taken the world stage since October 7, the Houthis are surely the most surprising. Where did they come from and what do they want?
In her latest short fiction, the great American Jewish writer retells the true story of Edgardo Mortara, a young Italian boy taken by the pope in 1858 and raised to become a priest.
Two or three thoughts on the “dehumanizing” discourse.
Our series on the great Jewish philosopher introduces his magnum opus, explains how to read it, and shows who it’s meant to benefit.
Iran has sparked conflict across the Middle East over the last few months. What are its aims? Is it succeeding?
It is apparently too much to expect fifteen expert jurists to understand how human language is commonly used.
The great rabbi introduced puzzling questions of philosophy and religion right under the surface of his writing. What are they?
The director of UN Watch explains the human-rights movement’s divorce from Israel.
A Jewish lawyer coined the term because there was no word that described the murder of a whole people. But the definition he favored is so loose it can apply to almost any conflict.
An expert introduces the life and mind of the rabbi and great Jewish philosopher.
When it comes to describing Israel’s actions in war and peace, the world invests established terms with new meaning, and simply invents others.
Excerpts from some favorite conversations last year, with subjects including the art of Hebrew calligraphy, the Palestinian predicament, the conversion of the Jews, and more.
Images of bloodshed in Gaza should upset anyone with a healthy moral sense. But they don’t help determine whether the actions that brought these scenes about were ethical.