The great philosopher and jurist also wrote ten treatises of medicine. What ideas about human life do they contain?
In her latest short fiction, the great American Jewish writer retells the true story of Edgardo Mortara, a young Italian boy taken by the pope in 1858 and raised to become a priest.
Abraham Cahan’s still-relevant vision of America’s place in the world, and the Jews’ place in America.
Abraham Cahan was one of America’s first great Jewish newspapermen, and set an example of independent thinking that the nation could sorely use today.
The great rabbi introduced puzzling questions of philosophy and religion right under the surface of his writing. What are they?
The director of UN Watch explains the human-rights movement’s divorce from Israel.
A Jewish lawyer coined the term because there was no word that described the murder of a whole people. But the definition he favored is so loose it can apply to almost any conflict.
An expert introduces the life and mind of the rabbi and great Jewish philosopher.
Israel’s founding father argued for a conception of politics uniquely tailored to the Jewish state. Fifty years after his death, his country could use it more than ever.
Some years in the Jewish calendar, like the current one, have an extra month. How’d that come about and why?
Many Dostoevsky scholars have been Jews, perhaps because the anti-Semitic writer needed to be seen as theirs—as almost Jewish in his concerns.
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That’s why geniuses like Dostoevsky can love all humanity and hate the Jews.