By slaughtering roosters on an airplane.
What Gershom Scholem got wrong.
But who wrote the Zohar?
A subversive who never lost his faith in redemption.
The last Hebrew classic?
How an eccentric doctor created a national treasure.
Zalman Shazar and Shabbetai Tsvi.
A kinship between the artist and the outlaw.
How the hexagram became a Jewish symbol.
Translating Ḥayyim of Volozhin’s kabbalistic treatise.
The Argentinian author drew on a variety of Jewish ideas in his work.
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. . .
“What struck one in reading Eichmann in Jerusalem . . .was the surging contempt with which she treated almost everyone and everything connected with the trial,. . .