December 13, 2018

Jonathan Kirsch

The plainspoken title of "How Old Is the Hebrew Bible?" by Ronald Hendel and Jan Joosten (Yale University Press) poses a simple question
Jack Miles, former Jesuit priest, and Pulitzer Prize fellow is a man of many accomplishments; he’s probably best known as “God’s biographer.”
Robert Mnookin brings a unique perspective to the anguished debate within the Jewish community over what it means to be a Jew in America.
Al Franken, accused of sexual harassment, felt compelled to resign his seat in the U.S. Senate. Republican Brett Kavanaugh, accused of sexual
At one fleeting moment in the coverage of the killings at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue, a young Jewish couple
More than 100 men and women have served on the Supreme Court, but only one can be fairly described as a rock star.
Not unlike “Maus,” the graphic version of “The Diary of a Young Girl” is both a challenge and a wonderment. 
Of all the challenges that confront those who identify as Zionists, perhaps none is so poignant and heartbreaking as the fact that “Zionism”
“My prognosis for the Jewish future is grim,” announces Tal Keinan at the very outset of “God Is In the Crowd"
On our first trip to Israel, we traveled via Rome to Jerusalem.
If there is a single moment in the year when we pause to reflect on what it means to be a Jew, surely it comes during the High Holy Days.
A poignant and chilling story about the 1972 hijacking of a Sabena airliner is told by Ehud Barak in his newly published memoir,
Dennis Prager, author of “Exodus: God, Slavery, and Freedom,” responded in writing to questions posed by the Jewish Journal.
Shavuot is a festival with three names: the Feast of Weeks, the Day of the First Fruits, and the Harvest Feast.
Theodor Adorno famously insisted that “to write a poem after Auschwitz is barbaric,” and Primo Levi introduced his readers to a...
“The Stakes of History: On the Use and Abuse of Jewish History for Life” by David N. Myers (Yale University Press) comes at a moment...
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