For thousands of years both friends and enemies of Judaism have labeled it a religion of deed rather than creed, of law rather than faith. A new book firmly and fervently disagrees.
In a season of mass protests in Hong Kong and a fierce dustup with the NBA, the acclaimed new Chinese-American film is (almost) silent on the costs of engaging with authoritarianism.
Jacob Howland drops by our studio to talk about the ways in which Greek thought can illuminate the Talmud—and vice-versa.
How Zionist leaders held Britain to its promise of a Jewish national home.
As two new books show, the influence of the Hebrew Bible (and of biblical models) on the founding generations of Americans was as vast as the new country they were trying to create.
In 1960s Israel, Arabic-speaking Jews were invaluable as spies for their new country. In normal life, they were marginalized.
On the opening of a new academic institution devoted to study of the Hebrew Bible for its moral and political wisdom.
One word got turned upside down and downside up again.
Why, in all of Jewish art, is there no image depicting the moment of Moses’ death?
The national-security expert tells us how an Israeli interceptor ended up launching from Alaska.
Solomon Maimon abandoned his wife and children in search of intellectual perfection, thereby entirely missing the point.
The story of the three yods and other religious and aesthetic innovations.
Jonah is the anti-Moses: a prophet who wants to persuade the Lord that some people are that bad and should be made to pay for their sins.
The rabbi and author of Sin-a-gogue: Sin and Failure in Jewish Thought drops by our studio for a conversation about the nature and origins of sin.