Edgar Bronfman’s posthumous book asks ‘Why Be Jewish?’ It’s the wrong question. Jews have no choice.
An excerpt from a new analysis of King David, the biblical poet-hero
He’ll teach in New York, lecture around the world, and publish more books to foster ‘a new generation of Jewish leadership’
The pop-sci writer’s new ‘David and Goliath’ peddles counterintuitive stories but lacks a soul
Falsely accuses rabbi of leaving Jerusalem out of benediction
Stresses “golden and capital city” after it was temporarily cut from platform
David Wolpe insists that delivering a benediction at the Democratic Convention is not a political endorsement
Plus Koch’s got Lancman, playboy of the German-Jewish world, and more
Hebrew Union College prides itself on being open and pluralistic. But some Reform rabbinical students say the reality contradicts this vision.
Today on Tablet
The year they finally included more women
Plus Wolpe on Hitch, NYT on Jews, and more
Plus a new peace push, if Netanyahu will have it, and more in the news
Terry Eagleton interviewed by JTS’s Arnie Eisen
To give Podheretz a book topic, and, according to Medved, because we reject Christianity