The Afterlife of Rabbi Akiva

An excerpt from Barry W. Holtz’s new biography of the 1st-century sage of the Talmud


Let My People Go

This week on Unorthodox, biblical scholar Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg offers a new look at Moses, and linguist and Columbia professor John McWhorter breaks down ‘safe spaces’


Trotsky the Jew

Joshua Rubenstein’s new biography obscures the Russian revolutionary’s violent extremism while overemphasizing his Jewishness

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