The new book ‘Fictions of Conversion’ explores how religious transformation influenced early modern England
British writer Olaf Stapledon, author of the lost 1937 sci-fi masterpiece Star Maker, was perhaps Baruch Spinoza’s greatest 20th-century disciple
Plus, Sharansky on Bonner, Bachman on Benedikt, and more
A new Modigliani biography tries to undo the painter’s reputation for drunken excess and bolster his standing as a serious artist
Part 1 of 3: Returning to Amsterdam, scene of my post-college-crisis memoir, Everything Is Going To Be Great, to explore its Jewish history
A former student remembers a seminar with Chaim Grade—and how it changed his life
Hobbes classic gets its first full Hebrew translation
Were Marranos the first of the moderns?
Baruch Spinoza inspired Rebecca Goldstein. So why is she out to betray him?
Haunted by ghosts, Jacques Derrida’s writings confounded the march of time