A sumptuous new book collects 100 examples of decorated and illuminated haggadahs from across Europe, Israel, America, and beyond.
In pursuit of openly political ends, some professors risk destroying the principles and safeguards that for over a century have protected the freedom of their colleagues.
Limiting observance to expressions of grief and mourning, failing to take account of the valor that defeated Hitler, is untrue to the full meaning of the day.
Figuring out the right way to characterize Pharaoh’s heart.
Sermons from the Years of Rage, 1939-1942, hidden during the war and now released in a new edition, is a rabbinic work unlike any since the destruction of the First Temple.
In a biblical book many of whose poems express anxiety and apprehension, Psalm 104 is a confident and joyous singalong.
As his new memoir brings home, Moshe Arens is one of the most accomplished, articulate, and clear-eyed figures in Israel’s history. What a pity that his best ideas were often thwarted.
Deified by their Soviet readers, Arkady and Boris Strugatsky are beginning to find increasing numbers of readers in America.
Which language was patient zero for the old expression, “We’ve been smallpoxed and measled”?
In his new book, Leon Kass shows Americans how to honor the benefits of liberal democracy, including individual freedom and human equality, while recognizing their high costs.
In his paintings of Jacob and his twelve sons, the 17th-century Spanish master humanizes his subjects, rendering them approachable and individual rather than remote and ethereal.
We were the descendants of Isaac. The Arabs, descendants of Ishmael, were therefore not only our neighbors but also our family members, our cousins.
But not Philologos.
In the hit show, Queen Elizabeth II puts the British prime minister in check for his secret plan to attack Egypt. In real life, he was checkmated by David Ben-Gurion.