Day School and State; An Apocryphal Footnote; Confirmed as Drowned, and more
There was a time when Jewish artists set the tone for North African music, but now only echoes remain.
A new book on talmudic medicine illustrates the ills of modern academia, argues Shai Secunda.
"The Jewish market has become quite a good one,” a Knopf editor observed; even the “goy polloi” were buying, wrote another staffer.
Jonathan Israel is a minyan of modern revolutionaries.
His father recited Modeh Ani every morning and ordered a set of tefillin from Mumbai. Unaware that they were meant to be worn and not merely kept, he put them away on a shelf.
For a moment, a literary giant and talmudic genius sparred over the implications of a biblical phrase.
Baram’s characters are righteously indignant at the system and determined to bring it down.
Remembering the ebullient spirit and radical fiction of A. B. Yehoshua.
When Levinas met a vagabond called Chouchani, he told a friend, “I cannot tell what he knows, all I can say is that all that I know, he knows.” Now that we have dozens of Chouchani’s notebooks, can we finally know what he knew?