The Tikkun in Sutzkever’s Work
Elie Wiesel explores the soul and purpose of Holocaust poetry.
George Lichtheim’s Marxmanship
The brief, wondrous life of a renegade intellectual.
To Whom It May Concern: Mordecai Kaplan the Diarist
The father of Reconstructionist Judaism left behind a towering legacy, and seventy-seven years of personal Journals—a tightly scrawled window into his mind.
Like a Son of Man
Who gets to anoint the Messiah?
How did the world's most antisemitic play become a symbol of positive Christian-Jewish relations? Karma Ben Johanan's new book explores an evolving dynamic.
Letters, Winter 2023
From the Editor: As we were closing this issue, I was, like you, talking with friends about the recent Israeli election—the usual conversations, half potted punditry (at least on my part), half worried banter. When I spoke with JRB editorial board member Hillel Halkin, he surprised, even shocked me. It wasn’t his erudite eloquence that surprised me—Hillel is, after all,…
Tradition and Imagination
Jewish fiction’s long memory.
Life and Text
Should we read our own experiences like the Zohar reads the Torah?
The Fierce Lust for Contemplation
How did traditional yeshivas become fertile ground for radical literature?
Context and Content
How can Zionism’s biggest critics know so little about its history?