Adam Kirsch is a contributing editor for Tablet Magazine and the author of Benjamin Disraeli, a biography in the Nextbook Press Jewish Encounters book series.
At what point does a disagreement between groups of Jews become a point of religious principle, which cannot be compromised?
Daf Yomi: In rabbinic Judaism, study is not merely a pragmatic enterprise, but a religious act in itself
When two mitzvot conflict, the Talmud asks, how do we decide which takes precedence?
New novels answer Irving Howe’s question: Can we accept aesthetic pleasure in a book about the Shoah?
Two years and 100 columns in to the Daf Yomi cycle, our critic pauses to reflect on its intellectual challenges and delights
Tread carefully, the rabbis warn, when seeking to understand creation or envision God
New novel ‘The Betrayers’ boldly places at its center the most famous refusenik and all he represents for Soviet Jewry
The Talmud imagines the world as organized for the benefit of Torah sages, even in matters of sex and death
Daf Yomi: The Talmud’s ruling principle is that there is always a correct course of action, since God is watching
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Pioneering Jewish comic artist credited with inventing the graphic novel
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Tom Schweich was reportedly the target of anti-Semitic ‘whisper campaign’
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Study finds frequency of anti-Semitic incidents at seven-year high
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Dressing in costume for the holiday shouldn’t involve cultural appropriation
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Fans of the Oscar-winning film should start in the central Polish city of Lodz
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Star Trek, and especially Mr. Spock, loomed large in our mythology
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An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
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But the story behind it is even better than the ad
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Tells Europe 1 interviewer ‘anti-Semitism is at an all-time high’
By James Kirchick — Muslim > gay, black > female, and everybody > the JewsBy Abigail Pogrebin —
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being JewishBy Ben Judah and Josh Glancy — In the first of a five-part series on growing anti-Semitism in the U.K., Howard Jacobson, the literary voice of British Jewry
Tells Europe 1 interviewer 'anti-Semitism is at an all-time high'
Lady Rose MacClare marries the Rothschild-esque Atticus Aldridge
Matthew Fishbane accompanied a group of would-be Jews as they made aliyah from rural India, led by an unlikely activist
Israel Story, Episode 6: No valentines, just a fatwa, a shidduch, some tears, and some laughter