A rejoinder to Jack Wertheimer, David Biale, Edieal Pinker, and Erica Brown.
Response #4: “On the bottom of the pot live Jewish clichés, nostalgia, kitschiness, and an uninformed Jewish pride.”
Response #3: Edieal Pinker argues from statistics that American Jewry is at an inflection point containing the seeds of a revival.
Response #2: David Biale revisits his provocative 1998 essay on Jewish assimilation.
Response #1: Jack Wertheimer argues that Jewish assimilation is not an inexorable process.
Late August 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth and the first Yahrzeit of his brother, Burton, who wrote an incredible family memoir.
Remembering Yaakov Elman, who changed the way we study Talmud.
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.
A round-up of three new and notable articles in Jewish studies.
A Polish Jewish press forges ahead under the draconian law forbidding public discussion of Polish complicity in the Holocaust.