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.
Talmudic Rabbis regulated not just actions but reputations, and left a legacy we debate and refute to this day
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
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Memory, continuity, and a grandfather’s curious New York Times ritual
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The Last Five Years film adaptation revisits a failed marriage, tired tropes
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We’ll be hearing from young European Jews on our partner site, Jewcy
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Vineyard owners’ cookbook offers wine recommendations alongside recipes
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The Book of Esther doesn't mention God. Robert Alter's new translation shows that's just one way the biblical text is unique.By Lee Smith — The difference between Big America and Small America, and between Obama and Netanyahu
Netanyahu spoke effectively, if predictably. But what impact will he have?
The holiday’s ‘mishloach manot’ boxes used to involve juice and a bag of chips. Now competitive moms have raised the stakes.
The Book of Esther doesn’t mention God. Robert Alter’s new translation shows that’s just one way the biblical text is unique.
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