That’s the contention of a new book by a major historian of ancient Judaism. It deserves serious attention, but it also overstates its case.
The author of our July essay joins us to talk about his ideas.
Latter-day Saints patterned themselves after biblical Israel, and used its traumas to explain their own.
A brief history of an indifferent word.
The editor and writer joins us to talk about a figure whose watchwords were the very opposite of America’s present utopian fever.
In English, one “wears” just about everything, from clothes to hats to perfume. In Hebrew, there’s a different verb for each of these items and more.
An engaging and revelatory new biography is a necessary reminder of the Jewish historian’s important place among 20th-century American intellectuals.
Christians are today closer to the Jewish people than they’ve been in thousands of years. What are the sources of this momentous rapprochement, and how likely is it to hold?
Elaborate comparisons between the stare of the judge and the stare of the kangaroo, begone.