As a boy, I feared dropping the Torah scrolls, or writing marginalia in other texts. But I overcame that anxiety once I entered academe, whose doors were opened by great Jewish thinkers before my time
But what about the relationship between anti-Semitism and pygmy hippos?
A scholar discovers a hidden text by the great American author of ‘Song of Myself.’ But can the celebrated democrat survive the politics of 21st-century academia?
ISIS offers its recruits a vision of wild and violent abandon. To eradicate it, we need not only better guns but also better ideas.
The Enlightenment was never about colonialism or mindless pursuit of perfection—it was, and is, about liberating us all
What Natalie Zemon Davis, pioneering scholar of early modern Europe, owes to her husband, and Martin Guerre
Academic group eschews late proposals to sanction Israel by 144-51 margin
Much to the chagrin of some at NYU
At a Catholic school, a professor fighting the academic boycott of Israel is investigated on secret charges
The Yale Episcopal chaplain, forced out over accusations of anti-Semitism, talks about his downfall
How an academic field—marked by petty fighting, misguided ideological debates, and personal proximity to tragedy—doomed itself
An exchange with NYU American Studies professor Lisa Duggan
The intellectual pariah, author of two new books, on Noam Chomsky, BDS, the Holocaust, and Whitney Houston
Hire experts on Roths Henry and Philip, panel suggests
Foundation wants secular Jews studied; some schools refuse
‘Jerusalem Post’ op-ed theorizes on why
NYC theater festival starts this week
A father tells his young son a tantalizing lie