Gershom Scholem

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

“What struck one in reading Eichmann in Jerusalem . . .was the surging contempt with which she treated almost everyone and everything connected with the trial,. . .

Irving Howe
June 20 2013 12:00AM