The Philosopher King and the Poet Messiah: Hellenic and Hebrew Republics Compared

In this essay, written in honor of Yom Yerushalayim, Bezalel Naor explores the differing visions for the ideal state held by Plato and the Rabbis, Maimonides and Rabbi Nahman of Breslov.

The Christian Monks Who Saved Jewish History

Malka Simkovich hunts for Jewish texts in some unlikely places.

A Purim Teaching for our Time: Malbim’s Proto-Feminist Commentary on Esther

Purim - Armed with feminist and political theory, Don Seeman probes the depths of Malbim's Esther commentary.

Three Sonnets

Jeffrey Burghauser's three poems draw on the biblical and rabbinic imagination.

Vashti: Feminist or Foe?

Tzvi Sinensky contends that the rabbinic and feminist readings of Vashti are not diametrically opposed.

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