The Living Language, Hefker Hasidim, Exodus on a Banana Boat?
The circumcision controversy in Germany has been heating up, but it's not the first time. The discussion has been going for centuries and has involved differing levels of overt anti-Semitism.
Exploring Israel's culinary culture with two new, very different books about cooking. Jerusalem expats Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi have put out a cookbook with remarkable fusions and creations inspired by the holy city, while Abbie Rosner explores the biblical cuisine of the Galilee.
Jews, Muslims, and Christians all revere Abraham. But is it the same Abraham?
A new book seeks to overturn everything we know about the history of the Talmud.
English philo-Semitism, in fiction and reality.
The Jewish scholar of Arab literature Sasson Somekh's new autobiography is the latest in a line of memoirs of Jewish Baghdad.
Anita Shapira's new book raises the bar for short histories of Israel.
A look inside the making of Art Spiegelman's classic graphic novel about the Holocaust.
At age 97, Herman Wouk returns to Moses and goes postmodern.
A famous midrash describes Abraham's encounter with an illuminated palace, or was it a burning palace?
In November 1975, US Ambassador to the UN Daniel Patrick Moynihan launched an empassioned battle against the "Zionism is Racism" resolution. A new book on the subject spurs memories of working with him at that historic moment.
Lost & Found
Examining the lost art of the poetic physician. "Know that it is not in your ability to fulfill them / To God alone belongs this power."
Yoram Hazony responds to Jon D. Levenson's critique of his book. Levenson replies.
A nugget of philosophical diplomacy.