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Hanukkah and State: The Hasmonean Legacy

The exchange between Rabbi Riskin and Rabbi Sacks on Jewish power and politics is illuminated by the history of Hanukkah.

Videos from Our 2nd Annual Conference

Subscribers and registered users can now watch four sessions from our 2nd Annual Conference, held November 2016 in New York City.

Darkness and Light: Leonard Cohen and the New Cantors—A Playlist for the High Holidays

Old World Ashkenazi cantorial art—khazones—is making a comeback, with a surprising little boost from Leonard Cohen's new single (yes, that Leonard Cohen).

Jews of Dune

In Chapterhouse: Dune, the sixth book in the Dune series and the last Herbert wrote before his death, the Jews show up.

A Conversation with Leon Wieseltier

Abraham Socher and Leon Wieseltier talk about the responsibilities of Jewish intellectuals, standing on the shoulders of (and tearing down) giants, and crying cookies.

Warped Fantasies

Jews observing the resurgence of anti-Semitism in the 21st century may be forgiven for thinking that they inhabit “a warped fantasy.”

Eichmann, Arendt, and "The Banality of Evil"

Richard Wolin’s review of a new book about Adolf Eichmann caused a stir, mainly about Arendt. His exchange with Seyla Benhabib on the banality (or not) of evil.

Arendt, Banality, and Benhabib: A Final Rejoinder

Richard Wolin pens a final rejoinder in his debate with Seyla Benhabib regarding Hannah Arendt and Adolf Eichmann.

Richard Wolin on Arendt’s “Banality of Evil” Thesis

Seyla Benhabib responds to Richard Wolin's critique of her review of Bettina Stangneth's Eichmann Before Jerusalem. 

Thoughtlessness Revisited: A Response to Seyla Benhabib

In The New York Times, Seyla Benhabib took issue with Richard Wolin’s critique of Hannah Arendt. Wolin responds. 

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