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Help, I’m a Prisoner in a Brain Lab

Alan Mittleman’s new study of Jewish philosophy ‘boils Bible stories and brain science into the message that there’s something holy in everything and everyone’—but can reason and faith coexist?

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Michael Wyschogrod, Dean of Orthodox Jewish Theologians, Dies at 87

The Jewish philosopher ‘looked at the world with irony but without a trace of rancor’

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Finding Comfort in Synagogue—But Only When I’m on the Road

Overseas, I sought out ways to connect to the community, but when I came home, my old sense of alienation would quickly return

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Introducing The Friday Review of Books

Liel Leibovitz’s weekly literary series

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A Philosopher of Small Things

A new book on ‘antiphilosophy’ revives interest in Lev Shestov, a seminal but largely forgotten thinker

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True Crocodiles

Werner Herzog and Moses agree: Truth reveals itself in mysterious ways, hidden from the cold and critical eye and available only to those prepared to indulge in fantasies

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