Malcolm Gladwell Has a Theory for Everything—Except Inscrutability

The pop-sci writer’s new ‘David and Goliath’ peddles counterintuitive stories but lacks a soul

Did the False Jewish Messiah Sabbatai Sevi Inspire John Milton’s ‘Paradise Regained’?

The new book ‘Fictions of Conversion’ explores how religious transformation influenced early modern England

King David’s Palace May Have Been Discovered

Israeli archaeologists report ’unequivocal evidence’ near Jerusalem

Murdoch Endorses Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

News Corp CEO throws support behind King David

Talmud’s Warriors and Scholars

This week’s Daf Yomi reframes the debate over the primacy of force or scholarship in Jewish values

Israel’s Grittiest Founder

Yitzhak Shamir, who died Saturday, was maligned for his politics. But his bitter realism was prescient.

Why the Jews Aren’t in Uganda

Israel as our homeland because our ancestors were here. No religion required.

A Convert’s Bible Stories

A well-thumbed book from my Lutheran childhood is now the ideal text for my Shavuot study and reflection

Former Puffy Protege Now Jewish-Ish

Rapper Shyne explains, sort of, on post-prison visit to Belize

Holy Rollers

Israel’s best-selling rock musicians draw freely from the liturgy

Divine Will

Mark Sanford believes he is doing God’s work

Lyre, Lyre

Mark Sanford compares himself to King David

Heir Apparent

NBC’s Kings is a modern-day telling of the story of David

The Life of David

Poet, Warrior, King

In The Life of David, the first book in Nextbook’s Jewish Encounters series, Robert Pinsky examines the legacy of one of the Bible’s most compelling figures

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