Shalom Goldman, Professor of Religion at Middlebury College, is writing a biography of Leopold Weiss/Muhammad Asad.
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Elisheva Bikhovsky, One of the Greatest Poets in the Modern Hebrew Language, Wasn’t Jewish

A casualty of a naïve belief in Israel’s potential to adopt a secular Hebrew culture beyond Judaism’s defining religious difference, the Russian-born writer was also revived as a feminist icon in the 1970s

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Leopold Weiss, the Jew Who Helped Invent the Modern Islamic State

‘Europe’s gift to Islam’ was born in Austria-Hungary 116 years ago this week. His ideas on the intersection of politics and religion are more relevant than ever.

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The Apostasy of Rabbi Zolli

Right after World War II, the chief rabbi of Rome scandalized fellow Jews by becoming a Christian

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‘Where Is Yossele?’ Trust Me, You Want To Know.

How a gang of ultra-Orthodox fanatics led by a female ex-Catholic French resistance fighter kidnapped a boy and evaded the Mossad. And then it gets crazier.

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Borges in Jerusalem

Memories of the Argentine literary mystic’s visit to the Holy Land, and of his nuanced Zionism

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‘Mr. Sinatra Adored Israel, and Israel Adored Him Back.’

The Chairman of the Board died 17 years ago today. In his centennial year, a tour of his deep-seated Zionism.

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Johnny Cash in the Holy Land

The country singer—and a founding father of American Christian Zionism—died 11 years ago this week

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