Personal reflections on the legacy of a sui generis Jewish American sociographer and essayist.
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A quick look at Jewish books being published this month.
Like the man himself, the pieces Laqueur wrote for JRB contain enormous insight and breadth.
A round-up of three new and notable articles in Jewish studies.
How an obscure Chinese fruit became a centerpiece of Sukkot and a symbol of Judaism.
One of the most spectacular books of medieval Ashkenaz, the Leipzig Mahzor, contains a stunning illumination for the opening of Yom Kippur.
One of Lea Goldberg’s last poems was inspired by a prayer from the Yom Kippur liturgy.
S. Y. Agnon curated a stunning anthology of Jewish texts, published later in English as Days of Awe. In his introduction to the anthology, the eminent scholar Judah Goldin grappled with the idea of awe—and so does this author.
Emma Lazarus’s 1882 poem for Rosh Hashanah responded to the crises of her day, foreshadowed “The New Colossus,” and resonates today.