State, Power, Religious Control: How COVID-19 Raises New Political Questions: An Exchange
Pessimism Not Despair: A Reply to My Critics
"Just as the turmoil aroused by Israel’s new government has overlooked the Palestinian issue while concentrating on a more immediate crisis, so have the responses to my article."—Halkin writes back.
The Argumentative Jew
The most common understanding of disagreement, in the private sphere and the public one, is that it represents a failure.
Chaim Grade: Portrait of the Artist as a Bareheaded Rosh Yeshiva
Grade attempted to perform the impossible: to undo in literature what had occurred in history and revive the dead of Jewish Vilna.
Time and Ink: The Minimalist Devotions of Jacob El Hanani
The idea of a scribe who, like El Hanani, sets to work every day but never produces the same text twice—or never produces a legible text at all—would have appealed to Franz Kafka.
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