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Allan Nadler

Allan Nadler is the Wallerstein Professor Emeritus of Comparative Religion and former director of the program in Jewish studies at Drew University.

Poisoned Gefilte Fish, Broken Heart

Poisoned Gefilte Fish, Broken Heart

Allan Nadler

In a characteristic turn of phrase, Der Nister wrote that the realization of the possibility of a land for Jews, where they lived under their own sovereignty would be a “brokhe af doyres” (blessing for future generations). The bitter irony is almost unbearable.

What Jesus Wasn’t: Zealot

Allan Nadler

When Fox News' Lauren Green asked Reza Aslan why, as a Muslim, he would write a book about Jesus, he answered that it was his job as an historian of religions—which would have been a good answer, if it had been true.