In “Context and Content” (Winter 2023), Allan Arkush reviewed Eric Alterman’s recent book, We Are Not One: A History of America’s Fight Over Israel. Alterman has written to JRB in response to Arkush’s review, and Arkush has subsequently responded as well:
Dickstein’s story is not a narrative of apostasy and rebellion; belief and doctrine play a minor role.
Adam Sutcliffe is an intellectual historian, not a theologian or a philosopher, so he doesn’t try to answer the question of what purpose Jews serve in the world, but he has a lot to say about the attempts to do so that Jews and non-Jews have been making for ages.
Scenes from Anita Shapira’s gripping memoir.
Eternal Life is Dara Horn’s fifth novel, and like her others it crosses time and place to tell a transfixing, multilayered story that draws on Jewish texts and themes in a deep, witty, and immensely readable fashion.