Crucified by His Own Bishop

The Yale Episcopal chaplain, forced out over accusations of anti-Semitism, talks about his downfall

The Yale Chaplain Who Doesn’t Get Jews

If Jews make Israeli policy, do Wasps run England?

Composer David Lang Thinks the Pulitzer Prize Is Creepy, Would Rather Bang on a Can

With his influential alternative music marathon this weekend, the anti-institutional artist grapples with accolades

Where Did Yiddish Come From?

An explosive debate erupts from footnotes suggesting that Ashkenazi Jews are Europeans

Saving Isaac Newton: How a Jewish Collector Brought the Physicist’s Papers to America

An excerpt from ‘The Newton Papers’ reveals the scientist’s long-hidden, anti-rationalist, heretical obsession with alchemy

Why Literally Everyone in the World Hates the Jews, and What To Do About It

Two new scholarly books show how even the most neutral academic can feel bound to answer anti-Semites’ demonic vigor in kind

Arendt’s Affair

The woman with the sharpest insight into the philosopher’s love for Heidegger had a parallel history

An Army Chaplain’s Memorial Day of Hope

How one cantor gained a new view of the holiday, and a belief in a brighter future

The Napkin Artist

Remembering Yiddishist, linguistics scholar, Holocaust survivor, and painter Edward Stankiewicz, who died this year

Cracking the Voynich Code

The quixotic quest to read meaning in the patterns of a bizarre manuscript that has bedeviled scholars for years

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