Monday, November 19, 2018


From The Editor | May/June 2017

17:49 10 May
Recently I picked up Elie Wiesel’s Somewhere a Master: Hasidic Portraits and Legends from my bookshelf, settled into my reading chair and opened its pages. Elie begins with the story of a young Hasid in great distress and confusion over life. He has tried to...
Nadine Epstein

From The Editor // November/December 2016

13:34 03 November
his incredibly polarizing presidential campaign and election are finally behind us. To quote from Robert Hunter’s lyrics in the Grateful Dead song “Truckin’,” “…what a long, strange trip it has been.” This was a campaign like no other in my memory. Along with so many...

The Many Legacies of Elie Wiesel

14:54 13 September
With the death of Elie Wiesel, the world has lost one of the most powerful voices of the past century... Interviews with Ted Koppel, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Dina Porat, Natan Sharansky, Leon Wieseltier, Elisha Wiesel and more

King David’s Genes

17:40 16 August
by Nadine Epstein hree thousand years ago, tradition says the prophet Samuel anointed a lowly shepherd named David king of Israel. A warrior who could defeat Goliath and write love psalms, David managed to pull the quarreling Jewish tribes together into one nation and then...

The Evolution of David Brooks

15:10 16 August
avid Brooks, that rare New York Times columnist equally criticized by liberals and conservatives alike, was born in Toronto, Canada. His father’s college teaching jobs brought the family to New York City and Philadelphia before Brooks headed off to college at the University of Chicago,...

Jewish Word // Beshert

13:53 11 August
A Talmudic Date with Destiny Stroll Manhattan’s Upper West Side on a Saturday night and you’ll find yourself surrounded on all sides by prospective couples trying each other out. The last few years have seen an explosion in the neighborhood’s popularity among Jews in their...

The Story of Sergey Brin

18:46 09 August
How the Moscow-born entrepreneur cofounded Google…and changed the way the world searches. It takes a bit of searching to find Sergey Brin’s office at the Googleplex. Tucked away in a corner of Building #43 on this sprawling campus near the southern tip of San Francisco...