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.
The Torah sages study and respond to natural phenomena in an effort to understand our place on Earth
Judaism became a religion of laws, haunted and bound by the absence of a home for Jewish sovereignty
Technical discussion about the shofar leads quickly to an examination of deep spiritual questions
Why gamblers, pigeon racers, and usurers can’t witness a Jewish new moon, and why the lunar calendar still matters
Talmudic rabbis set out to debate the religious calendar, and wind up talking about religious sincerity
Why Talmud study is not reading, in the usual sense of the word, but rather deciphering the true meaning of the text
With great metaphysical creativity, Talmudic rabbis probe the exact limits of comparison and analogy
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Hungarian actor Géza Röhrig stars in Auschwitz drama Son of Saul
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Support pours in from left and right, as well as Israeli President Rivlin
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‘It is time to raise to red card to racism. In Palestine and everywhere.’
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Bobby Fischer vies for the 1972 World Chess Championship, takes on ‘the Russians and the Jews’
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Flint tools from Paleolithic, Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods are history
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Should we continue to revere the works of Jewish leaders who act wrongfully?
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Delegates will vote today on motion to ouster Israel Football Association from soccer’s embattled global governing organization
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Bibi announces support for Arab Peace Initiative. It doesn’t matter if it’s real.
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The centenarian author formed an Orthodox congregation in his home in 1952. It thrives today.
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The grim satire of the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ controversy, in context
Dispatch from the 60th anniversary of the Bandung Conference, Indonesia, where the Jewish state is a pariah
Sociologist Pierre Birnbaum says it’s time Léon Blum—French Socialist, Zionist, wartime hero, and prime minister—got his due
On a new album, Italian singer Shulamit offers modern interpretations of haunting songs left by women in the Holocaust
Victor Rodack dreamed of visiting Israel. In 1967, he found an unusual way to make his dream a reality.