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Apples, Honey, and Articles

A compilation of 10 favorites from the JRB archives that follow the arc of the fall holidays, from Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, to Sukkot and Simchat Torah. 

Repentant Prostitutes, Medieval Jewish Courts, and WWII Classified Ads

A round-up of three new and notable articles in Jewish studies.

Austeria Rising

A Polish Jewish press forges ahead under the draconian law forbidding public discussion of Polish complicity in the Holocaust.

The Rabbi Goes to Court

A new graphic novel of the Barcelona Disputation brings a famous medieval debate to life.

The Jewish Preview of Books—August 2018

So many books, so little time. A quick look at Jewish books being published this month.

Heaven from Torah: An Interview with Shai Held

A conversation on reading the Torah theologically, the future of American Judaism, and Jewish–Christian relations.

Charles Krauthammer’s Gift to Jewish Music

Best known for his weekly political column, Charles Krauthammer was also champion of Jewish music.

Out of the Ghetto

Are they for the Jewish state or against? A new book from Israel distills recent scholarship on the haredim.

“In Order that They Didn’t Die Alone”: Remembering Claude Lanzmann

The iconic director of the most critically acclaimed movie about the Holocaust, Shoah, died last week.

Torah and the Thermodynamics of Life: An Interview with Jeremy England

Hailed by some as the next Darwin, immortalized as a character in a Dan Brown novel, Jeremy England discusses religion and science, his background, and his intellectual influences.

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