Saying Goodbye To Allan Kornblum

Remembering the founder of Coffee House Press, who passed away Sunday

Farewell to Fouad Ajami, Great Scholar of the Arabs, Truth-Teller, My Mo’allem

A former student remembers the influential scholar and expert in Arab history, who died this week at age 68

The Deep Jewish Roots of Television’s Caesar

The late, great comedian’s ‘Your Show of Shows’ tried to pass in postwar, assimilationist America

In a Previously Unpublished Letter, Sam Bronfman Gives Advice to His 13-year-old Son

As Edgar Bronfman is eulogized in Manhattan, looking back to a Jewish coming of age in a time of war and sorrow

Ariel Sharon: 1928-2014

One of Israel’s legendary military commanders and most influential politicians leaves a legacy that was nearly great

I’ll Miss You, Madiba: One Jewish South African on the Moment Mandela Walked Free

The country and the world came to a standstill then. Can his death inspire a similar momentum for change?

All That Is Solid Melts Into Berman: The Unkempt Emperor of New York Intellectuals

The late political theorist, Marxist philosopher, and urbanist, who died this year, was my teacher and spiritual guide

Israel’s Kurt Cobain Turned Religious Doubt and Mental Illness Into Haunting Music

Gabriel Balachsan, found dead this week at age 37, turned a troubled interior life into powerful art

Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012)

The widely-celebrated composer was 68.

Mr. Israel

Rafael Halperin—who died last month—was an ordained rabbi, an ambitious businessman, and a middling politician. He was also a professional wrestler.

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