The author of “The Demise of Jewish Studies in America—and the Rise of Jewish Studies in Israel” joins us to discuss his essay and the troubles of his chosen field.
Israel and the Orthodox become predictable targets.
The dean of Yiddish versus Hitler’s professors.
Suggesting that Israel is a “key pillar” in a “global movement” to subvert democracy.
Fear of being “Jewishly focused.”
Talmudic medicine and bad research.
Instead of serving as a bulwark against (or at least a shelter from) vulgar ignorance, it is becoming an adjunct to it.
The founding editor of the Jewish Review Books joins us to discuss his educational formation, his intellectual preoccupations, and the essays that make up his new book.
The study of the Jewish Defense League’s founder suffers from “methodological, structural, and factual” flaws.
Some of the most interesting and creative work in all of Jewish studies today is happening neither in universities nor as part of a yeshiva curriculum.
A process a century in the making.
Scholars pursue truth; politicians pursue power.
Samuel David Luzzatto.
Some century-old lessons.