State, Power, Religious Control: How COVID-19 Raises New Political Questions: An Exchange
A Decade of Recommendations
In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we asked 10 of our favorite readers which books they had found themselves recommending the most over the last decade.
In and Out of Africa
Explaining the origins of the many African and African American groups who identify themselves as Jews or, at least, as descendants of the ancient Israelites.
Remembering Walter Laqueur
Like the man himself, the pieces Laqueur wrote for JRB contain enormous insight and breadth.
The notion of zera kodesh, “holy seed,” appears only twice in the Bible, both times in reference to the people of Israel as a whole. For Hasidim, however, it has a more restricted meaning.
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