Chabon, Safran Foer, and the Great Jewish American Novel

Ari Hoffman explores the expansive visions of Jewish peoplehood embedded in two major, recently published novels

To Rebeccah

Aryeh Klapper recreating a patriarchal voice.

There Is Nothing New Under the Sun: A Reply to Gil Perl

In response to Gil Perl's Postmodern Orthodoxy, Gidon Rothstein asks for another look at Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein and the limits of pluralism and what we consider "truth."

Wake Up Sleeping One! Yehudah Ha-Levi’s Dramatic Use of Genre and Narrative Voice in...

Yaakov Jaffe examines Yehudah Ha-Levi's High Holiday poem "Yashen, Al Teradam"

Israel’s Light: A Response to Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Rafi Eis responds to Meir Soloveichik on the role of Jews and Judaism in today's political climate.

Reflections on Rav Aharon Lichtenstein’s Sixth Yahrtzeit

It has been six years since Rav Aharon Lichtenstein passed away. In reviewing a 2018 collection of essays by Rav Lichtenstein’s students, Alan Jotkowitz reflects on what we have lost and the void that remains.

Alexander Hamilton: The “Jewish” Founding Father

What was Alexander Hamilton's relationship to Judaism? In his review of a new book about Hamilton's Jewish world, Lehrhaus editor Yisroel Ben-Porat explores the arguments to be made for a "Jewish" founding father.

A New Coffee-Table Humash is a Gateway to Academic Biblical Scholarship

As we begin to read Sefer Shemot, Yosef Lindell explores Koren Publishers' first edition in its new series, The Tanakh of the Land of Israel, including an analysis of Rabbi Sacks' first and only full translation of a full sefer of Tanakh.

Review of Antisemitism: Here and Now

Judah Kerbel Reviews Deborah E. Lipstadt's Antisemitism: Here and Now.

What is a Jewish Classicist?

Simon Goldhill provides an entertaining and thought-provoking exploration of how Jewish scholars' religious identities impact their work in the field of classics.