Nathan the Wise and the jihadist wave.
To Voltaire, Jewish “stubbornness” was an obstacle to progress.
Meet Bassam Tibi.
From the 1780s to World War II.
Orientalists at the Vatican.
A rationalist sermon delivered to a congregation of wavering souls.
Smug secularism, curiosity, and the Enlightenment.
Our secular culture tells believers that they are too sensible to remain people of faith.
And perhaps some enlightened despots.
Gertrude Himmelfarb, historian of Victorian Britain and of the 18th-century Enlightenment, has lately devoted special attention to Jewish history and culture. What’s the connection?
The American exception.
Divine judgment vs. a benevolent nature.