The strong-willed scholar of Jewish life and history died 29 years ago today
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The Jewish conservatives and ‘nation builders’ who led us into Iraq and Afghanistan bet the farm against Donald Trump, and lost. What now?
Former ‘Commentary’ editor Norman Podhoretz recently said he would ‘not bet [his] life on anything about Trump,’ but has even less regard for Clinton. His son, John, wants to convince him otherwise.
A new biography of Jacob Neusner examines his ‘complicated, colorful, and unappreciated intellectual life’
An excerpt from the new ‘Exit Right’ describes a tumultuous evening when the beatnik confronted the neocon
The editors of a new book about the conflict respond to a Commentary review
What Adam Bellow and other conservatives get wrong about the political leanings of creators of imaginative fiction
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Tablet Original Fiction: For Alexander Gruen, there are no real Jews left in the world, only holes—and fire
By avoiding authoritative rulings in favor of nuanced debate with the ideas of the past, the Oral Law refuses to simplify
Will a new conversation about tattoos include my reason for getting one: Jewish pride?
A series airing during Ramadan traffics in anti-Semitic themes but may show an evolving attitude toward Israel
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