The problem with the protests isn’t that they’re radical, but that they’re not radical enough
A recent controversy over potentially offensive Halloween costumes at the Ivy League campus makes me ask: Where are the adults?
Live from Yale University, an Unorthodox episode featuring philosophy professor Shelly Kagan and public radio host and humorist Colin McEnroe
The great critic’s sparkling new tour of American literature illuminates the sublime life of books
‘Your purpose in life … is simply this: to improve the world’
The Yale Episcopal chaplain, forced out over accusations of anti-Semitism, talks about his downfall
If Jews make Israeli policy, do Wasps run England?
With his influential alternative music marathon this weekend, the anti-institutional artist grapples with accolades
An explosive debate erupts from footnotes suggesting that Ashkenazi Jews are Europeans
An excerpt from ‘The Newton Papers’ reveals the scientist’s long-hidden, anti-rationalist, heretical obsession with alchemy
Two new scholarly books show how even the most neutral academic can feel bound to answer anti-Semites’ demonic vigor in kind
The woman with the sharpest insight into the philosopher’s love for Heidegger had a parallel history
From the archives: How one cantor gained a new view of the holiday, and a belief in a brighter future
Remembering Yiddishist, linguistics scholar, Holocaust survivor, and painter Edward Stankiewicz, who died this year
The quixotic quest to read meaning in the patterns of a bizarre manuscript that has bedeviled scholars for years
Two exhibits ask whether eruvs speak to our essential beings or just replicate the conditions of our wanderings
Yale’s pioneering archive of Shoah testimonies reshaped the way tragedies are remembered. But are we listening?
A masterful encyclopedia sums up our history and culture but raises the question of where Jewishness lies today
A conversation about literature, Judaism, and the Almighty with the great Yale literary critic
A Yale president’s forebear was an enigmatic and pro-Christian member of the famed rabbinic dynasty
The former chief of cardiology at Yale publishes Journeys, a new collection of verse
The Russian immigrant Anna Shteynshleyger, a formerly observant Jew in the contemporary art world, creates lush, melancholy, Edenic works
In the final phase of his literary life, Harold Bloom, like Philip Roth, refuses to relinquish his vitality
Emma Lazarus’ “The New Colossus” is a greater symbol of freedom’s light than the Statue of Liberty