In our Fall 2017 issue, Abraham Socher examined Aristotle’s akrasia and Maimonides’s teshuvah with an eye toward establishing whether true repentance was possible. His original article can be found here.
The piece prompted Andrew N. Koss of Mosaic magazine to lay out an argument that the mussarists might have found a solution to the “modern crisis of moral thought.” His response, which appeared in our Winter 2018 issue, is here.
Abraham Socher’s rejoinder to Koss, also in the Winter 2018 issue, can be found here.
Did the Ashkenazi elite of the early State of Israel conspire to systematically kidnap Yemenite Jewish children?
For the whole history of Jewish society, until less than two hundred years ago, love and attraction played little or no role in the making of marriages, which were arranged and contracted according to the interests—commercial, religious, and social—of the families involved.
"The Jewish market has become quite a good one,” a Knopf editor observed; even the “goy polloi” were buying, wrote another staffer.
S.Y. Agnon was a completely visual thinker. Now his stories have been turned into a comic book.