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.
The late Michael Wyschogrod may have been the boldest Jewish theologian of the 20th century.
During World War I, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany sought to foment an Ottoman jihad in part by building a massive railroad—and so did the British and the French.
Abraham Socher closes out his exchange with Tal Keinan, author of God Is in the Crowd with a rejoinder.
A new collection of Heschel's writings plucked from obscurity and presented with clarity to English readers adds to our understanding of the centrality of time in Heschel’s worldview.