- A Jew Who Fights for Evangelical Rights? Only in Russia
How did a Soviet Jewish dissident, raised an atheist communist, come to be a powerful voice on behalf of Russian evangelical Christians?
- How to Fight Anti-Semitism
Spoiler alert: in the end of Bari Weiss's book, How to Fight Anti-Semitism (Crown, Sept.), she writes that Jews can combat the rise in hatred and violence against them by being even prouder, out-in-the-open, practicing Jews.
- Author Andrew Pessin Asks 'The Jewish God Question'
Andrew Pessin, professor of philosophy at Connecticut College, is highlighting the wide variety of ideas and arguments Jewish thinkers from ancient times to today have made about God, the Bible, and more in his new book, The Jewish God Question (Rowman & Littlefield, Nov.).Why write a
- Author Asks, is Repairing the World Ripping Judaism Apart?
Tikkun Olam, which roughly translates from Hebrew into “repair the world," comes from ancient rabbinic texts that imply humankind is spiritually shattered into shards, and it is up to us to piece it back together through acts of kindness.
- The American Jewish Future May Be Found in the Margins
Pinning down how Jews in the United States practice their religion can be tricky, since there are so many ways they define themselves.
- Author Deborah Lipstadt Explores the Rise in Anti-Semitism in Her New Book
Ahead of the third Women's March on January 19, many Jewish women struggled over whether or not to participate.
- Rabbi Examines Trauma Passed Down Through Generations
In August 2017, when neo-Nazis rallied in Charlottesville, Va., Rabbi Tirzah Firestone received calls from her worried congregants in Boulder, Co. who, perhaps for the first time in their lives, felt personally victimized by Nazis.
- Jewish Publishing Goes Beyond Basics
In Jewish publishing, there will always be a market for basics like the Bible and associated commentary, but Jewish books are also beginning to reflect a renewed interest in Jewish studies from those outside the Jewish community.
- How to ‘Remix Judaism’ for Younger Generations: Roberta Kwall
When sound engineers remix music, they break it down into its component parts and then recombine the pieces into something that may still be the original song, but with subtle differences.
- Author Rediscovers a Nearly Forgotten Jewish South
Sue Eisenfeld finds it fascinating that when neo-Nazis and neo-Confederates shouted "Jews will not replace us" in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017, they did so as they gathered around a statue of Thomas Jefferson that was created by Jewish sculptor Moses Ezekiel.