February 27, 2020

The BEST: Gustav Mahler: Symphonies 1-6

The BEST: Gustav Mahler: Symphonies 1-6 by Yaakov Beasley SUMMARY: The third movement of Gustav Mahler’s First Symphony (“The Titan”) begins with a familiar tune – […]
February 24, 2020

Book Review: The Aggada of the Bavli and Its Cultural World

Book Review: The Aggada of the Bavli and Its Cultural World Yitzchak Blau Several academics have made significant contributions to our understanding of Talmudic aggadot. In […]
February 20, 2020

The BEST: Till We Have Faces

The BEST: C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold (1956) Mark Gottlieb Summary: Till We Have Faces is based on the myth of Cupid […]
February 17, 2020

Book Review: Praying Legally

Shalom E. Holtz, Praying Legally (Brown Judaic Studies, 2019) Reviewed by Shawn Zelig Aster “When people prayed in biblical Israel and in the ancient Near East, […]