The Nazi of Nazareth

A new history examines the German theologians who made a Jesus in their own image

Daniel and the Lions’ Den

Gertrude Himmelfarb charts Victorian novelist George Eliot’s road to philo-Semitism

Man Gone Down

The rise and fall of Isaac Rosenfeld, Saul Bellow’s great rival

Unto the Sons

What the Wittgenstein family gained and lost

Canon Fodder

The short, tragic life of English poet Isaac Rosenberg

Second Life

How Judaism remade itself in the wake of the Second Temple’s destruction

Free Ride

A memoir burnishes the reputation of the Operation Valkyrie conspirators

Smoke and Mirrors

A new novella showcases Amos Oz’s wizardry

In the Beginning…

Jonathan Goldstein tells Bible stories

About-Face

Whittaker Chambers, Lionel Trilling and the anti-Communist turn

Bourne Identity

Jonathan Freedland’s alter ego takes the thriller into new territory

Hot Pursuit

The gripping, improbable, globetrotting story of how Israeli spies caught Adolf Eichmann

Scarlett O’Hara on the Galilee

A coming-of-age novel set in the Yishuv

Among the Faithful

In The Believers, Zoë Heller affectionately satirizes a family mired in ideology

The Storm Called Progress

Benjamin, Scholem, Rosenzweig and the Angel of History

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