Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks' new translation of the siddur moves Hillel Halkin to reconsider Jewish prayer.
Welcome to the first issue of the Jewish Review of Books.
So why don’t Jews write more fantasy literature? And a different, deeper but related question: why are there no works of modern fantasy that are profoundly Jewish in the way that, say, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is Christian?
Why the realists are being unrealistic about American power in the Middle East.
Were Saul Bellow and his friend Isaac Rosenfeld the last Jewish intellectuals of their kind?
Can doubt provide the space that allows secular and religious Jews to coexist in Israel?
Israeli author Aharon Applefeld sifts through memories to understand the traumas of his past.
Saving God may look Maimonidean on the surface, but Rambam would never agree with Johnston's basic conclusions.
A new book traces the path of American Jews from participation to affiliation.
On the spectrum between animal and divine, where do human beings fall?
New books about the settlers and the settlements and depth and nuance to the discussions about their existence.
Religion, faith, and the search for tenure at Harvard underpin a comic novel by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein.
What is "Abrahamic" about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam?
How Britain's highest court misunderstands Judaism.
“Who was or is Robert Zimmerman, called Bob Dylan?” Is he a Jew?
A new Israeli TV show chronicles single life in Jerusalem.
Lost & Found
Cannon Fire Over Sarajevo and Sin in Ansbach: A Passage from Rabbi Jacob Emden's 18th Century Memoir
Jacob Emden get a deserved, if belated, translation into English.
Harvey Pekar's take on Robert Crumb's illustrated book Genesis.