How I left Romania for Israel and learned to study without preconceptions
Boro Park, Brooklyn, late 1970s, at the nexus of a cultish hippiedom and ultra-Orthodoxy
How ‘Eichmann in Jerusalem’ led the thinkers into a principled disagreement over Zionism and universalism that ultimately broke their quarter-century bond
Featuring anything from Maimonides’ manuscripts to decades of Hebrew rock music, the National Library of Israel is suddenly bringing in the crowds
What kind of Zionist was Gershom Scholem?
The slew of animated creatures on screen suggests that we once again feel the same fears that brought the original monster to life
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
Friends and Politics, Part 3: Norman Podhoretz. The neoconservative icon and I weren’t personally close, but we shared a more important bond, over the struggle to defend Israel and American Jewry.
Aberrant Marxist, heretical Jew, maverick social theorist—Walter Benjamin remains difficult to classify, but his mystique only continues to grow
It’s been 16 years since Menachem Schneerson’s death, but in a sense the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe is with us more than ever
Yosef Yerushalmi, who died Tuesday, was a pioneer in the field of Jewish studies
Butler, West, others speak at Cooper Union
We are all Rashi’s heirs, but what, exactly, is our inheritance?
Are Hasidism and Zen Buddhism kindred movements?
Benjamin, Scholem, Rosenzweig and the Angel of History
Familiar boundaries are made fluid in new collection of scholarly essays
The work of Gershom Scholem