Eurocentrism and confusion about the holy.
Socialism rediscovers its old whipping boy.
The former British chief rabbi Jonathan Sacks and the historian Simon Schama discuss Judaism’s contribution to civilization, their own personal relationship with the Jewish religion,. . .
Simon Schama’s bestselling new history of the Jews not only misrepresents but trivializes key events, ideas, and personalities.
In his new history, Simon Schama proposes that words themselves form the focus of Jewish self-understanding—a suggestive thesis, but why does he miss so many glaring instances?