On June 2, 2014, the Jewish Review of Books and Yale University Press hosted an evening for our editorial board member Hillel Halkin’s brilliant new biography of Vladimir Jabotinsky at YIVO. In addition to Halkin, the panelists were JRB editor Abraham Socher, Columbia professor Rachel Kobrin and The New York Times cultural critic-at-large Edward Rothstein. To watch an excerpt from the evening, click here or watch below.
Have (more or less) real historians ever been as central to a Hollywood blockbuster as they are to George Clooney’s The Monuments Men? Our reviewer, Gavriel D. Rosenfeld has something to say about the history. Also Cate Blanchett.
What if a national leader chooses to bring disgrace on his family rather than compromise his political beliefs?
When the Saducees misinterpreted Antigonus of Sokho, they lost eternity--at least that's what the Rabbis thought.
Two new books, different in tone but matched in caliber, show Israelis making their way as best they can in America and in life.