Adam Kirsch is a contributing editor for Tablet Magazine and the author of Benjamin Disraeli, a biography in the Nextbook Press Jewish Encounters book series.
Homosexuality, Jewishness, and Zionism, in the newly collected letters of the charismatic musician
Daf Yomi: The Talmud provides the Jewish version of well-known Christian gospel about money-changers
The Talmud is not a literary text, yet its role in maintaining the continuity of Jewish history is undeniable
The debut novel ‘The Lion Seeker’ is the kind of representative Jewish epic Herman Wouk used to write
By elevating witches and demons to the level of gods, Talmudic rabbis diminished religious thought
In the Talmud, examples of real-life rabbinic behavior and the intensely personal nature of lawmaking
The anointed king of American letters’ eccentric new book, ‘The Kraus Project,’ is also hate mail for our shallow culture
In the Bible, the rabbis had the most accurate possible description of the world—a flawed and limited cosmology
Daf Yomi: The one protection God granted the Jews was to scatter them, so that no single enemy could destroy them all at once
In this week’s Daf Yomi, deference, privilege, and the appearance of impropriety from the rabbis of ancient Jewish society
The people of the book’s other Bible
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Recipes featuring the Talmud’s five ingredients for a sweet new year
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New project uses statistics to spot—and publicize—potential mass killings
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Says Jerusalem bureau pulled his 2009 story about Israeli peace offer
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When it comes to brines, Sandor Katz bubbles with enthusiasm
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More proof the language isn’t dying: interactive online courses
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Anti-Semitic write-in candidate affiliated with white supremacist group
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Discovery enables further research of the Nazi extermination camp
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A case of mistaken MacArthur identity
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If Israel and the Holocaust are most Jews’ points of identification, which holidays are really the High Holidays?
By Yair Rosenberg — These Jewish leaders’ influence has been felt around the country, in every denomination, even if you don’t know them by nameBy Lee Smith — One Middle Eastern nation does indeed pay to influence U.S. foreign policy. Hint: It’s not Israel.By Joan Nathan — Video: Throw away your jars of gray fish patties. This Rosh Hashanah, make a terrine that’ll have doubters asking for seconds.
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.
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