Revisiting Lev Shestov’s radical uncertainty, at a time when facts are less compelling than ever
The surveillance state is a deeply threatening and immoral structure for human social existence. It’s here now.
The Nouveau Philosophe on ‘The Genius of Judaism,’ the lessons of Jonah, the ‘human excellence’ of cities, and the futility of the fight against global anti-Semitism
An ancient story about an eager rabbi and a proud butcher offers a lesson in foreign policy
A new animated movie charmingly wrestles with one of Jewish theology’s thorniest questions
This week’s parasha is a reminder of why we must never exaggerate evil, a lesson ignored by recent pop culture hits, from TV’s Damages to Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy
A new biography takes a look at Derrida’s philosophy of disillusionment
Tracing Hilary Putnam’s roadmap to God