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.
The people of the book’s other Bible
Doomed Jewish lives, behind high walls
Forgotten genius was Lou Reed’s teacher, Saul Bellow’s inspiration
Hilde Spiel’s newly re-translated biography of the Austrian aristocrat is a cautionary tale of Jews during the German Enlightenment
Instead of asking us to passively agree with the rabbis, oral law engages the intellect in concrete problems of logic and interpretation
Jonathan Lethem’s new novel ‘Dissident Gardens’ traces three generations of American Jewish radicalism
Daf Yomi: Could Judaism ever go back to now-alien-seeming rituals from before the destruction of the Temple?
One of many ancient local customs analyzed in this week’s Talmud study is the habit of separating Jews from gentiles
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Jordanian bank found liable for knowingly transferring terrorism funds
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Security concerns won’t derail annual Breslover pilgrimage to Uman
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The NYC restaurant will be serving honey and red wine-braised short ribs
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Rogue diplomat secured passports for rebels fleeing Assad’s bloody regime
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The story behind a story about a young woman’s search for a new kind of Jewish community
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A preview of what’s to come over the next few weeks
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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
By Adam Janofsky — ‘Chained wives,’ refused Jewish divorces by their husbands, take to social mediaBy Lee Smith — One Middle Eastern nation does indeed pay to influence U.S. foreign policy. Hint: It’s not Israel.By Yair Rosenberg — These Jewish leaders’ influence has been felt around the country, in every denomination, even if you don’t know them by name
Chaya Ben Baruch’s sixth child was born with Down syndrome. Then she did what every good mother does—set out to find him a mate.
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.
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