Which language was patient zero for the old expression, “We’ve been smallpoxed and measled”?
In his new book, Leon Kass shows Americans how to honor the benefits of liberal democracy, including individual freedom and human equality, while recognizing their high costs.
In his paintings of Jacob and his twelve sons, the 17th-century Spanish master humanizes his subjects, rendering them approachable and individual rather than remote and ethereal.
We were the descendants of Isaac. The Arabs, descendants of Ishmael, were therefore not only our neighbors but also our family members, our cousins.
But not Philologos.
In the hit show, Queen Elizabeth II puts the British prime minister in check for his secret plan to attack Egypt. In real life, he was checkmated by David Ben-Gurion.
My encounters with the life and legacy of Velvl Greene.
A strange new case of linguistic evolution.
How a philosopher who had never before engaged in hard physical work moved to Palestine, became an ascetic day laborer, and inspired a movement.
Why is the writing of this great modern Hebrew novelist so dark and anguished, and why does so much of it take such a ferociously negative view of Jews?
A noted philosopher’s critique of one of liberalism’s most treasured theories clears room for a conception of politics informed by Judaism.
Despite the silly claims of two computer scientists.
The Cecil B. DeMille version of the revelation at Sinai, in which Moses ascends the mountain on his own and returns bearing tablets, misses key aspects of the Israelites’ experience.
Forest Dark is dazzling and promises insight into, among other things, contemporary Israel, but in the end it doesn’t deliver.