The 11th-century rabbi balanced accessibility and sophistication.

David Berger
Aug. 4 2021 12:01AM

“By creating symbolic structures on earth that parallel supernal ones, human beings draw God’s presence down into the world.”

Nathaniel Berman
May 10 2021 12:01AM

Naḥmanides and the Catalonian liturgy.

Zack Rothbart
Sept. 22 2020 12:01AM

It’s not about the tension between human moral sensibilities and divine command.

David Fried
Oct. 30 2018 12:01AM

That’s Mr. Ḥeshvan to you.

Nov. 2 2016 12:01AM

A new book takes on the philosopher’s influence.

Menachem Kellner
Oct. 12 2015 12:01AM

According to Genesis, Abraham hailed from a Mesopotamian city called “Ur Kasdim,” a name usually rendered in English as “Ur of the Chaldeans.” Most commentators. . .

Reuven Chaim Klein
Jan. 8 2015 12:01AM

Simon Schama’s bestselling new history of the Jews not only misrepresents but trivializes key events, ideas, and personalities.

Marc Saperstein
Dec. 11 2013 12:00AM

The great medieval scholars agree that the attempt to reconcile divine justice with human suffering is important, but disagree vehemently as to why.

Gil Student
Oct. 4 2013 12:00AM

The disputation in Barcelona 750 years ago between the one-time Jew Pablo Christiani and Rabbi Moses ben Nahman may have marked the first use of. . .

Harry Freedman
Aug. 30 2013 12:00AM

Why does Nahmanides, medieval champion of Judaism against the Catholic Church, say that the Babylonian exile annulled the covenant?

Bezalel Naor
Aug. 28 2013 12:00AM

In Catalonia, Spain, the scene of centuries of Jewish hopes and achievement, a student of Jewish history is beset by a torrent of emotions. (1981)

Frank Talmage
July 16 2013 12:00AM