John Phelan’s book helps us unlearn what we thought we knew.
I was outraged. I wanted to burn it all down. I wanted to pray.
Deborah Lipstadt shows how anti-Semitic sentiment can spring up where we least expect it.
Amos Oz feared that fanaticism was rising in Israel as well as in the West.
Even as a child, Dani Shapiro wondered whether she belonged in her family.
Paula Fredriksen challenges popular assumptions about the first generation of Christians.
Ilana Kurshan shows how the practice of Daf Yoni gave structure to a life made formless and void.
Pediatric oncologist Elisha Waldman explores a city's complexities as he reflects on his patients' spiritual needs.
Practices drawn from the Hebrew Bible are not new to the continent. Seeking full conversion to rabbinic Judaism is.
Michael Brenner shows that contemporary debates have precedents in the origins of the movement.
Stephen Greenblatt weaves an impressive—but incomplete—tapestry of interpretations of the story of the Fall.
Must Christianity always define itself against Judaism? The Didache didn't.
There is abundant documentation of the intertestamental period. We just haven't read it.