Gershom Scholem

Prewar, no countries had wanted to take in Europe’s Jews. Postwar, many were poised to claim the spoils of the murdered—until an unprecedented group of experts stepped in.

Sept. 17 2019 1:02AM

By slaughtering roosters on an airplane.

Yuval Harari
May 3 2019 12:01AM

But who wrote the Zohar?

Eitan Fishbane
Oct. 9 2018 12:01AM

A subversive who never lost his faith in redemption.

Steven Aschheim
Oct. 5 2018 12:01AM

The last Hebrew classic?

May 7 2018 12:01AM

How an eccentric doctor created a national treasure.

Aviya Kushner
April 26 2018 12:01AM

Zalman Shazar and Shabbetai Tsvi.

Stuart Schoffman
March 28 2018 12:01AM

A kinship between the artist and the outlaw.

Robert Alter
April 5 2017 12:01AM

How the hexagram became a Jewish symbol.

July 13 2016 12:01AM

Translating Ḥayyim of Volozhin’s kabbalistic treatise.

Alan Brill
Jan. 20 2016 12:01AM

The Argentinian author drew on a variety of Jewish ideas in his work.

Shalom Goldman
June 16 2015 12:01AM

Yes, argued Hayyim N. Bialik, one of the great poets of the early 20th century. He wanted to “reprogram” Hebrew for mundane use by stripping. . .

March 3 2015 12:01AM

How an original but maddeningly opaque German Jewish intellectual became a thriving academic industry.

April 3 2014 12:05AM