Brutalities cry for attention. Attention to the appalling causes disturbance. Deal with it. You’re at school to be disturbed.
A new biography of Jacob Neusner examines his ‘complicated, colorful, and unappreciated intellectual life’
How the Columbia/Barnard Hillel brought me comfort and helped me take control of my Jewish path
On the logic and illogic of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions
The great 20th-century scholar remembers a life among books
From the confines of Skverer Hasidism to Columbia University and fashion eyewear shops, the singer and Internet sensation isn’t slowing down soon
To preserve Schmalz’s work, author Samuel G. Freedman has begun a Kickstarter campaign to fund an audio documentary and book project
One side sees a call for peace, the other a defense of ‘genocide’
The Enlightenment was never about colonialism or mindless pursuit of perfection—it was, and is, about liberating us all
How under the weight of history, all memory becomes holy—even the memory that should not
As his 10th yahrzeit nears, a remembrance of Sidney the teacher, Sidney the humorist, Sidney the arguer, Sidney the Jew
Two new books explore the complex legacy and rich life of the great Jewish historian of conversos and Marranos
The Israeli author discusses his new book, ‘My Promised Land,’ with students
When Louis Farrakhan says, ‘You need to get this book,’ he means an insidious 1991 title whose claims to scholarship echo today
A showdown for the ages ends with a Maccabees victory
Who does it better: Columbia or Yeshiva University?
A morally bankrupt exhibition in New York suggests how not to look at architecture in the Middle East—by neglecting the works’ political contexts
Plus Jew-school advances to championship, the AIPAC Three, and more
As Israel Apartheid Week returns to college campuses across the country, how should supporters of Israel fight the battle for hearts and minds?
Political fun fact of the day
The government cleared a Barnard professor of discriminating against a Jewish student. Now the student claims investigators weren’t told the whole truth.
Controversial Mideast studies professor was involved in ‘steering’ charge
An Orthodox Jewish student says she was steered away from an Arab-studies course at Columbia University. The Education Department is investigating.
U.S. reportedly probing whether Jewish student was ‘steered’
Plus nuclear gamesmanship, Iran and Columbia, and more
So it is time to reacquaint ourselves with his avian namesake
Reflections on a former professor and his posthumous fiction debut
PTSD expert Yuval Neria talks about cutting-edge and time-worn approaches to healing in the aftermath of trauma
When Amir Khan and Zab Judah enter the boxing ring Saturday night, Harold Lederman will be judging the bout for HBO Sports. With his distinctive Bronx honk, he’s the sport’s most essential analyst.
As much as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may wish to present himself as an ethnically neutral pragmatist, his Jewishness inevitably plays a role in people’s opinion of him