Reconstructing the Bible I’d like to take issue with Ethan Schwartz’s recent essay “You Say You Want a Revelation” reviewing Edward Feld’s The Book of Revolutions. Feld did not wing…
"How could I remember my place and my people without contaminating the memories with the catastrophe that had just befallen us?"
We asked distinguished friends and contributors a simple question: what did you believe before October 7 that you no longer believe?
Will the hunters come again to our abode tonight, seeking our souls with gun threats? Will they come quiet and furtive, until the crack of a shot cuts through the…
What can Shakespeare’s most unlikely love story tell us about Tamar’s "bed trick" and the fate of the Jewish people?
Reams of military history, and recollections by generals have been written on Israel’s many wars, but in this bookish country, Haim Sabato is one of the few Israeli soldiers to write a truly literary memoir.
Gods in fishbowls, men who are apes, and a Jewish dentist abducted by aliens: the fantastic fiction of Avram Davidson was almost as strange as his life.
If the Israelites of the Hebrew Bible weren't Jewish, when did Judaism begin?
A new history of Zionism tells the tale through the towering emotions of its proponents and adversaries.
Golda told Nixon: “You are the president of 150 million Americans; I am the prime minister of six million prime ministers.”
Would American Jews be safer if they removed themselves from politics?
It's a new prejudice, not just the old story in a new guise.
Anti-Israeli bigots do not hate Israel because they believe the worst about its actions. They feel an urge to believe the worst about Israeli actions because they hate Israel.
Both Jonathan Karp’s and Reviel Netz’s essays are written in the shadow of October 8—not the day of the unthinkably brutal Hamas massacre in southern Israel, but the day after.
So much of American Jewish pop-culture sets out to shame the audience, one wonders why there's such an appetite for it.
Lost & Found
"I think the army is nothing to play around with, but dabbling in pacifism is a bad business."
They don't like the Z-word, but new haredi IDF soldiers sound a lot like the old Zionists.
Nearly every morning since October 7, I open my phone and look at the faces of the war’s most recent victims. I gaze at these portraits fearfully, searching for a…
Dan Alter translates Judah Halevi's poem of yearning for Zion from nearly a thousand years ago.