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Stuart Halpern

Stuart Halpern is Senior Adviser to the Provost and Deputy Director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University. He is the editor, most recently, of Esther in America (Maggid).

Depths of Devotion

Depths of Devotion

Stuart Halpern

Aldous Huxley wrote a poem where Jonah was “seated upon the convex mound of one vast kidney” of the fish that swallowed him, while George Orwell gave an interpretation of the Bible story in a review of Henry Miller. Read Stuart Halpern’s romp through Jonah’s reception history.

Jonah: The Sequels

Jonah: The Sequels

Stuart Halpern

“And shall I not care about Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than one hundred and twenty thousand persons who do not yet know their right hand from their left, and many beasts as well?”