Letters, Fall 2012
Much Ado About Nothing, Borges' Aleph, Herzl's Tel Aviv, What would Kany Say?
Brave New Bavli: Talmud in the Age of the iPad
The Talmud was hypertextual before we had the word. ArtScroll's new app is only the beginning.
Economist Bryan Caplan thinks parents “overcharge” themselves when it comes to investing in their children. Glückel of Hameln knew better.
What is lost when the books of the Hebrew Bible are read as philosophy?
Organizers of the 1972 Olympic games were determined to avoid recalling Munich's Nazi past—which inadvertently facilitated the bloody massacre of Israeli athletes.
Remembering the Forgotten
Historian Bernard Wasserstein narrates Jewish life in Europe between the world wars.
Spy vs. Spy
Beginning in 1940 the French and the Zionists had a common enemy—the British.
Poets of the Tribe
The story of 12 Hebrew poets—in America.
A rags-to-riches tale with a machete-swinging Jewish hero.
Isaiah Berlin's influential liberalism is partly explained by his Zionism.
Politics and Anti-Politics
Michael Walzer asks new questions of the biblical text, the same sorts of questions we often ask of Locke or Voltaire.
Spinoza in Shtreimels: An Underground Seminar
A professor and three Hasidim walk into a bar—to study philosophy. True story.
No Greater Love
The Israeli music scene is bringing together world-class Israeli jazz and classic Sephardic liturgical music. Voilà!: the jazz piyyut.
Friendly Fire: A Response and Rejoinder
Peter Berkowitz, Jeremy Rabkin
Peter Berkowitz responds to Jeremy Rabkin.
Where Abraham Walked
Preserved for centuries by Syrian Christians, spoken-Aramaic is now breathing its last.
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