What I took as a literary critic from the rich humanist landscape of page-a-day Talmud study. And a farewell.
Alan Mittleman’s new study of Jewish philosophy ‘boils Bible stories and brain science into the message that there’s something holy in everything and everyone’—but can reason and faith coexist?
The Jewish philosopher ‘looked at the world with irony but without a trace of rancor’
American-born yeshiva head Rabbi Mosheh Twersky among the victims
One week, three very different cultural events in New York City
The American Jewish response to Sept. 11 interprets—but doesn’t explain—the anti-Semitism, trauma, and mourning that still linger after the attacks
From the classic to the newfangled: haggadahs for Seders of every shape, size, and stripe
There are two stories of Germany and Jews: the culture of assimilated German Jews and the meeting of German culture with Jewish religion
How Michael Wyschogrod taught me to eat like a Jew
Soloveitchik, Céline, Salinger, and more