Israeli author Aharon Applefeld sifts through memories to understand the traumas of his past.
“Who was or is Robert Zimmerman, called Bob Dylan?” Is he a Jew?
Cannon Fire Over Sarajevo and Sin in Ansbach: A Passage from Rabbi Jacob Emden’s 18th Century Memoir
Jacob Emden get a deserved, if belated, translation into English.
Harvey Pekar's take on Robert Crumb's illustrated book Genesis.
How Britain's highest court misunderstands Judaism.
Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks' new translation of the siddur moves Hillel Halkin to reconsider Jewish prayer.
Can doubt provide the space that allows secular and religious Jews to coexist in Israel?
Saving God may look Maimonidean on the surface, but Rambam would never agree with Johnston's basic conclusions.
On the spectrum between animal and divine, where do human beings fall?
The novelist Jonathan Rosen has written evocatively of the parallels between rabbinic literature and the World Wide Web: “When I look at a page of Talmud and see all those texts tucked intimately and intrusively onto the same page, like immigrant children sharing a single bed, I do think of the interrupting, jumbled culture of the Internet.” Rosen’s insight is…