June 17, 2019

Jonathan Kirsch

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...
The biography of God has been written many times, starting in the Torah and continuing over the millennia that have passed since...
Gil Troy, author of “The Zionist Ideas,” spoke with the Jewish Journal by phone from Jerusalem. Jewish Journal: The late Rabbi Arthur...
Today, as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel, it is all too easy to forget how long the Jewish...
Holocaust Remembrance Day dares us to consider the most agonizing question of all — what have we learned from history, and how can we...
A family of my close acquaintance still uses the Maxwell House Haggadah at every seder. It’s a deeply familiar haggadah that...
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