“Nemesis is unlike anything that Philip Roth has ever written. Humor is an absence and God a presence.” Today we are re-reading Michael Kimmage’s review of Philip Roth’s last novel, Nemesis.
Just a few years after the publication of her Purity, Body, and Self in Early Rabbinic Literature, Mira Balberg has somehow managed to write another path-breaking work on another formidable and arcane section of rabbinic literature—sacrificial law.
Black hat chic: Shai Secunda's review of Shababnikim, the new television show about cool yeshiva students.
How did Zionist elites create a new national identity for rank and file members whose ideals did not match their own?