Or at least kept Lou Reed from punching me at a dinner party
Children’s book illustrator Tom Seidmann-Freud—Sigmund Freud’s niece—led a short and tragic life, but her surreal, whimsical art endures
A new edition of Walter Benjamin’s early work sheds light his first reckonings with Jewishness and offers glimpses of the powerful thinker he would ultimately become
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Aberrant Marxist, heretical Jew, maverick social theorist—Walter Benjamin remains difficult to classify, but his mystique only continues to grow
A feverish love of collecting masked a family’s shameful truth: There was no money.
In Wait, poet C.K. Williams looks to literary antecedents for help in locating his Jewishness
It’s been 16 years since Menachem Schneerson’s death, but in a sense the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe is with us more than ever
A haftorah of breaking down and sobering up
The Sabbath is but one of the Jewish contributions to the science of keeping time
Butler, West, others speak at Cooper Union
How the fathers of Critical Theory found their way to America
We are all Rashi’s heirs, but what, exactly, is our inheritance?
Benjamin, Scholem, Rosenzweig and the Angel of History
The work of Gershom Scholem
Shadowtime seems to strive for difficulty for its own sake