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History & Ideas

Is there anything distinctively Jewish about the philosopher’s thinking?

Leora Batnitzky
Jan. 15 2018 12:01AM

Black fire on white fire.

Adam Kirsch
Jan. 15 2018 12:01AM

The Mortara affair revisited.

Joseph Shaw
Jan. 12 2018 12:01AM

The story of the biblical word b’liya’al.

Jan. 11 2018 12:47AM

And remarkable improvements in Jewish-Catholic relations.

Lawrence Schiffman
Jan. 11 2018 12:01AM

George Loinger.

Robert Rockaway and Maya Guez
Jan. 10 2018 12:01AM

Meet Lewis (not Levi, and not Leo) Strauss, the now-forgotten American Jew who helped German Jews escape the Nazis, played a key role in developing nuclear weapons, and more.

Jan. 10 2018 12:01AM

Separating myth from fact about Japan’s great righteous Gentile.

Amanda Borschel-Dan
Jan. 8 2018 12:01AM

The Bible molded modern English and shaped American society and culture. Now, as attacks on the Museum of the Bible suggest, it has been cripplingly tossed aside.

Jan. 8 2018 12:01AM

Righteous Gentile or victim of Jewish guile?

Adam Kirsch
Jan. 4 2018 12:01AM

The medieval church helped science more than it repressed it.

Peter Harrison
Jan. 4 2018 12:01AM

“God! When will you put an end to this miserable life?”

Karl Klein and Stefan Litt
Jan. 4 2018 12:01AM

The new hatred and the old.

Charles Small
Jan. 2 2018 12:01AM