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A review of From Left to Right: Lucy S. Dawidowicz, the New York Intellectuals, and the Politics of Jewish History by Nancy Sinkoff, Wall Street Journal, April 25, 2020.
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A review of Theodor Herzl: The Charismatic Leader by Derek Penslar, Wall Street Journal, February 29, 2020.
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A review of Sontag: Her Life and Work by Benjamin Moser, Books & Ideas, February 13, 2020.
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A review of “The Spy” (Netflix series starring Sacha Baron Cohen), TLS, November 22, 2019

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A review of Family Papers: A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century, by Sarah Abrevaya Stein, Wall Street Journal, November 16, 2019

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A review of The Song of Songs: A Biography by Ilana Pardes, Wall Street Journal, August 10, 2019

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A review of H. G. Adler: A Life in Many Worlds by Peter Filkins, Jewish Review of Books, Summer 2019

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A review of Martin Buber: A Life of Faith and Dissent by Paul Mendes-Flohr, Wall Street Journal, April 5, 2019

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A review of Prince of the Press: How One Collector Built History’s Most Enduring and Remarkable Jewish Library by Joshua Teplitsky, Jewish Quarterly, Spring 2019

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A review of Life in Culture: Selected Letters of Lionel Trilling edited by Adam Kirsch, Wall Street Journal, September 22, 2018
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A review of Gershom Scholem: An Intellectual Biography by Amir Engel, Gershom Scholem: Master of the Kabbalah by David Biale, and Stranger in a Strange Land: Searching for Gershom Scholem and Jerusalem by George Prochnik, Jewish Quarterly, Summer 2018

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A review of The Invention of Religion by Jan Assmann, Claremont Review of Books, Summer 2018

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A review of Hunting the Truth: Memoirs of Beate and Serge KlarsfeldWall Street Journal, March 21, 2018

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A review of Paris Metro: A Novel by Wendell Steavenson, Los Angeles Review of Books, March 13, 2018

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A review of The Kites by Romain Gary, Jewish Review of Books, Winter 2018

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A review of Milosz: A Biography by Andrzej Franaszek, Books & Ideas, December 14, 2017

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A review of The Wandering Jew Has Arrived by Albert Londres, Haaretz, July 17, 2017

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A review of The Origin of the Jews by Steven Weitzman, Wall Street Journal, July 11, 2017

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A review of Making It by Norman Podhoretz, Claremont Review of Books, June 12, 2017

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A review of The Story of Hebrew by Lewis Glinert and H.N. Bialik: Poet of Hebrew by Avner Holtzman, Wall Street Journal, March 18, 2017

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A review of A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman, Haaretz, February 1, 2017

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A review of The Political Orchestra: The Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics During the Third Reich by Fritz Trümpi, Claremont Review of Books, January 2017

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A review of Judas by Amos Oz, Haaretz, December 26, 2016

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A review of Between Quran and Kafka by Navid Kermani, Los Angeles Review of Books, November 21, 2016

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A review of Kafka: The Early Years by Reiner Stach, Wall Street Journal, November 19, 2016

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A review of Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays by Cynthia Ozick, Weekly Standard, August 15, 2016

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A review of Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architects of a New City by Adina Hoffman, Claremont Review of Books, August 1, 2016

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A review of The Extra by A.B. Yehoshua, Haaretz, July 19, 2016

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A review of The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World’s Oldest Bible by Chanan Tigay, Haaretz, April 28, 2016 [print edition May 3]

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A review of Disraeli: The Novel Politician by David Cesarani, Wall Street Journal, April 23, 2016 [Wall Street Journal Europe, April 29]

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A review of The Complete Works of Primo Levi, edited by Ann Goldstein, Claremont Review of Books, Spring 2016

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A dual review of The Life of Saul Bellow, by Zachary Leader; and There is Simply Too Much to Think About: Collected Nonfiction, by Saul Bellow, edited by Benjamin Taylor, Books & Ideas, February 1, 2016

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A review of The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai, edited by Robert Alter, Weekly Standard, January 18, 2016

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A review of The Sound of Our Steps by Ronit Matalon, Haaretz, August 12, 2015

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A review of Carl Schmitt: A Biography by Reinhold Mehring, Claremont Review of Books, Summer 2015

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A review of Teaching Plato in Palestine by Carlos Fraenkel, Wall Street Journal, June 11, 2015

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A review of Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel by Anita Shapira, Weekly Standard, March 9, 2015

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A review of Insurrections of the Mind: 100 Years of Politics and Culture in America edited by Franklin Foer, Claremont Review of Books, Winter 2014-15

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A review of The Family of Abraham: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Interpretations by Carol Bakhos, Weekly Standard, December 8, 2014

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A review of The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World by George Prochnik, Haaretz, June 13, 2014

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A review of Defending the City of God: A Medieval Queen, the First Crusades, and the Quest for Peace in Jerusalem by Sharan Newman, Wall Street Journal, June 9, 2014

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A review of Roth Unbound: A Writer and His Books by Claudia Roth Pierpont, Books & Ideas/ La Vie des Idées, May 5, 2014

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A review of Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life by Howard Eiland and Michael Jennings, Books & Ideas/ La Vie des Idées, March 20, 2014

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A review of The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem by Jeremy Dauber, Haaretz, January 5, 2014

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A review of The Archaeology of Jerusalem: From the Origins to the Ottomans by Katharina Galor and Hanswulf Bloedhorn, Weekly Standard, November 11, 2013

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A review of Dossier K. by Imre Kertész, Haaretz, June 21, 2013

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A review of Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie, Claremont Review of Books, Winter 2012/2013

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A review of Life Goes On by Hans Keilson, Haaretz, January 21, 2013

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A review of A Jew Among Romans: The Life and Legacy of Flavius Josephus by Frederic Raphael, Wall Street Journal, January 19, 2013

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A review of Patagonian Hare by Claude Lanzmann, Weekly Standard, Oct. 8, 2012

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A review of The Aleppo Codex by Matti Friedman, Wall Street Journal, June 13, 2012

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A review of The Jewish Annotated New Testament edited by Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Z. Brettler, Haaretz, April 30, 2012

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A review of Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza by Adina Hoffman and Peter Cole, Los Angeles Review of Books, February 5, 2012

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A review of The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco, Haaretz, November 17, 2011

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A review of Jerusalem: A Biography by Simon Sebag Montefiore, Weekly Standard, Oct. 24, 2011

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A review of A Lethal Obsession by Robert S. Wistrich, Claremont Review of Books, Summer 2011

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A review of Jerusalem, Jerusalem by James Carroll, Haaretz, May 15, 2011

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A review of To the End of the Land by David Grossman, Los Angeles Review of Books, April 27, 2011

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A review of J.D. Salinger: A Life by Kenneth Slawenski, Haaretz, March 3, 2011

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A review of Saul Bellow: Letters edited by Benjamin Taylor, Haaretz, January 9, 2011

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A review of The Sabbath World by Judith Shulevitz, Haaretz, April 2010

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A review of Curriculum Vitae by Yoel Hoffmann, Haaretz, Sept. 23, 2009

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A review of Hebrew Writers on Writing edited by Peter Cole, Weekly Standard, May 9, 2009

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A review of Good Book by David Plotz, and The Murmuring Deep: Reflections on the Biblical Unconscious by Avivah Zornberg, Wall Street Journal, April 8, 2009

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A review of Not the Enemy: Israel’s Jews from Arab Lands by Rachel Shabi, The National, March 13, 2009

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A review of In Defense of Religious Liberty by David Novak, Commentary, March 2009

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A review of Laish by Aharon Appelfeld, Haaretz, March 12, 2009

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A review of Maimonides by Joel Kraemer, Policy Review, Feb./March 2009

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A review of Resurrecting Hebrew by Ilan Stavans, Haaretz, Nov. 23, 2008

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A review of 1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War by Benny Morris, Claremont Review of Books, Fall 2008

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A review of Writing in the Dark by David Grossman, Jerusalem Post, October 17, 2008

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A review of Jewish Philosophy as a Guide to Life: Rosenzweig, Buber, Levinas, Wittgenstein by Hilary Putnam, First Things, Oct. 2008

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A review of Full Circle by Edith Kurzweil, Commentary, June 2008

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A review of A Scholar’s Tale by Geoffrey Hartman, Forward, May 22, 2008

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A review of They Knew They Were Right: The Rise of the Neocons by Jacob Heilbrunn, Wall Street Journal, January 10, 2008

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A review of Bernard Malamud: A Life by Philip Davis, Haaretz, January 10, 2008

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A review of The Law of God: The Philosophical History of an Idea by Rémi Brague, Policy Review, Oct./Nov. 2007

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A review of The Truth about Leo Strauss: Political Philosophy and American Democracy by Catherine and Michael Zuckert, JBooks.com, August 2007

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A review of Jesus in the Talmud by Peter Schäfer, First Things, June/July 2007

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A review of Resurrection and the Restoration of Israel by Jon D. Levenson, First Things, Feb. 2007

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A review of Isaac B. Singer: A Life by Florence Noiville, American Scholar, Winter 2007

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A review of Commentary Magazine by Nathan Abrams, Weekly Standard, Dec. 2, 2006

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A review of Betraying Spinoza by Rebecca Goldstein, Claremont Review of Books, Fall 2006

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A review of Lion’s Honey: The Myth of Samson by David Grossman, Weekly Standard, October 30, 2006

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A review of Kabbalah by Joseph Dan, Commentary, April 2006

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A review of Dying for Jerusalem by Walter Laqueur, Wall Street Journal, March 9, 2006

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A review of Jesus and Yahweh by Harold Bloom, Claremont Review of Books, Spring 2006

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A review of The Life of David by Robert Pinsky, Wilson Quarterly, Winter 2006

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A review of The Question of Zion by Jacqueline Rose, Weekly Standard, Nov. 14, 2005

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A review of The Temple of Jerusalem by Simon Goldhill, Commentary, Sept. 2005

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A review of A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz, National Review Online, May 9, 2005

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A review of Abraham’s Promise by Michael Wyschogrod, Azure, Winter 2005

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A review of Heir to the Glimmering World by Cynthia Ozick, Forward, Sept. 10, 2004

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A review of American Judaism by Jonathan D. Sarna, Weekly Standard, May 17, 2004

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A review of Feathers and The Pure Element of Time by Haim Be’er, Forward, April 23, 2004/Haaretz, May 7, 2004

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A review of The Beginning of Wisdom: Reading Genesis by Leon R. Kass, Azure, Winter 2004

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A review of The Hooligan’s Return by Norman Manea, Forward and Haaretz, Oct. 10, 2003

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A review of Essential Essays on Judaism by Eliezer Berkovits, Commentary, Jan. 2003

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A review of What is Ancient Philosophy? by Pierre Hadot, First Things, Dec. 2002

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A review of Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography by Rüdiger Safranski, translated by Shelley Frisch, Judaism, Winter 2002