Did the great biblical and talmudic commentator meet Godfrey of Bouilon? A fascinating excerpt from Gedaliah ibn Yahya's Shalshelet ha-Kabbalah.
A new documentary displays the process of conversion to Judaism.
Looking back on the clash of civilizations.
How the position of the kibbutz in Israeli society has changed, and why.
Avrom Sutzkever and Max Weinreich, a memoir.
The Splendor of the Camondos and the pity of it all.
Life is with People is perhaps the most well-known work of shtetl nostalgia. But how should it be read in light of its author's bloody career as one of Stalin's best spies?
Have the Jews been capitalism's best friends or worst enemies, or both?
Religion, faith, and the search for tenure at Harvard underpin a comic novel by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein.