Anti-Judaism:The Western TraditionBy David NirenbergW.W. Norton, 624 pages At the beginning of his new book, Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition, David Nirenberg makes an underappreciated point: Since...

On February 25, exactly one month before the beginning of Passover 2013, the Orthodox Jewish world was sent into a combination of panic and outrage....

A chasm separates the Orthodox from other American Jews—or so we are told. Orthodox Jews marry younger, have considerably larger families, and provide their children...

Jewish Ethics and Social Justice: A Guide for the 21st CenturyBy Shmuly YanklowitzDerusha Publishing, 344 pages In the increasingly crowded field of Jewish social justice,...

The Philosophy of Hebrew ScriptureBy Yoram HazonyCambridge University Press, 286 pages In the opening chapter of his new book, The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture, Yoram Hazony...

In God’s Shadow: Politics in the Hebrew BibleBy Michael WalzerYale University Press, 256 pages The philosopher Michael Walzer has written a new book that aims ‘‘to...

Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame Edited by Franklin Foer and Marc Tracy Twelve, 285 pages For the 50th-year reunion of the Senn High School class of 1955, each...

To the Editor: America’s Jewish community is waning. It is neither growing, nor is it static; it is becoming measurably smaller and less Jewish. The results...

To the Editor: In his article “Attacking Israel Online” [July/August], Ben Cohen makes reference to the American Council for Judaism, which he accuses of being guilty...

To the Editor: I read with aroused interest Rabbi Joseph Polak’s “The Last Witness” [July/August]. What got my attention was Polak’s imagining briefly the unanswerable question in...

Jewish institutions can and should defend Jewish interests. But Jewish institutions can also seek out universal justice. For Jews, parochialism on the one hand and...

To the Editor: There is much worthy of discussion in Jack Wertheimer’s essay [“The Ten Commandments of America’s Jews,” June], but I was struck most by...