The Land Waited for the Jews
What Nahmanides understood about Israel that Mark Twain never did.
This was Herman Wouk’s God
Herman Wouk is unlike any other Jewish cultural figure of his time.
The Bones of Brisk
Our union as Jews is with the living and the dead.
Misunderstanding the Drops of Wine
Why do we remove drops of wine at the seder?…
Sacrificed Upon the Alter
A staggering achievement in biblical translation and commentary—and why it goes wrong.
The single tweet that perfectly captures the assimilation of American Jewry.
Alone in the Cosmos
A life of technological achievement is not a life of meaning.
Filling the Artistic Void
Admiration for Judaism is inherent in Israeli high culture.
‘May God Avenge Their Blood’
What we must remember when we mourn murdered Jews.
Jimmy Carter: The Sunday-School Years
How might Jimmy Carter have been different if he visited Israel?…