Books critic Adam Kirsch reviews James Carroll’s new polemic about Jerusalem, which turns out to be a polemic about religious violence, today in Tablet Magazine. Carroll’s Jerusalem is less stone and more metaphor: The place where Western religion traces the human sacrifice intrinsic to its beginning—the binding of Isaac, which of course took place on Mount Moriah, also known as the Temple Mount. Fortunately there is no more religious violence there today. Oh, wait.

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